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Harry Kane Biography

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Biography

Harry Edward Kane MBE (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team. Considered one of the best strikers in the world, Kane is known for his prolific goalscoring and ability to link play and create chances for his teammates. He is Tottenham’s second-highest goalscorer of all time behind Jimmy Greaves.

Harry Kane
Full Name Harry Edward Kane
Born July 28, 1993 (age 30)
Nationality English
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Married
Education Chingford Foundation School
Awards London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year
Organization Bayern Munich

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Early Life

  • Born in Walthamstow, London to Kim and Patrick Kane.
  • Grew up in Chingford and attended Larkswood Primary Academy an d Chingford Foundation School.
  • Began playing football at age six for local club Ridgeway Rovers.
  • Released from Arsenal’s academy at age eight for being “a bit chubby.”
  • Had trials at Tottenham Hotspur before joining their youth setup in 2004.

Education

  • Studied at Larkswood Primary Academy and Chingford Foundation School.
  • Focused on football from a young age rather than academics.

Career

  • Made senior debut for Tottenham Hotspur in 2009 after rising through their youth system.
  • Went on several loans to Football League clubs between 2011-2013, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City.
  • Became first-choice striker under manager Mauricio Pochettino in 2014.
  • Won PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2015 after scoring 21 league goals.
  • Won back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots in 2016 and 2017, scoring 25 and 29 goals respectively.
  • Registered his best goalscoring campaign in 2017-18 with 41 goals in 48 games across all competitions.
  • Helped Tottenham reach the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to Liverpool.
  • Won third Premier League Golden Boot award in 2020-21 with 23 goals. Also led league in assists that season.
  • Became Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer in 2023, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ 266 goals.
  • Made senior England debut in 2015 and was top scorer at 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning Golden Boot.
  • Captained England to the final of Euro 2020 and became their all-time top scorer in 2023.

Awards and Nominations

  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2020–21
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Boot: 2018
  • Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2014–15, 2020–21
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
  • England Men’s Player of the Year: 2017, 2018

Personal Life

  • Married childhood sweetheart Katie Goodland in 2019, they have three children together.
  • Teetotal during football season to maintain fitness.
  • Hired a private chef in 2017 to optimize nutrition.
  • Enjoys golfing and NFL in free time.
  • Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2019.

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