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English Striker Harry Kane plays for the Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur besides appearing regularly in the England national football team. Born in 1993, Kane made his debut in senior Tottenham team in a UEFA Europa League match against Hearts on 25th August 2011. Before he became a starting squad member of the Spurs, Kane spent his early career days playing for Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City on loan. He was noted as one of the best young talent of England and also proved himself as the key player of Tottenham’s Premier League success.
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Kane was permanently included in Tottenham Hotspur’s starting squad in season 2014–15 where he scored 31 total goals out of which 21 goals were in the Premier League. He was named as PFA Young Player of the Year 2015 for his amazing performance. Kane became the top scorer of Premier League and achieved the Golden Boot twice consecutively in 2015-16 and 2016-17 season. He is the ninth all-time top goal scorers of Tottenham with 102 goals under his name. Kane was named as Premier League Player of the Month a record six times and was also named as the fifth-best footballer on earth by the prestigious media house The Guardian in 2017.
He was introduced to football and started playing for the local club Ridgeway Rovers in a very early age, followed by joining the youth academy of Arsenal at the age of just eight. While being released by Arsenal after one season, Kane had an unsuccessful trial at Tottenham Hotspur. He then joined Watford academy in 2004 for a four to six-week trial after which he again tried for the Tottenham. Kane started his spurs career as a holding midfielder and later played as an attacking midfielder. He was noted for his desire to improve various aspects of his style of play in his early days of the Spurs. Harry Kane participated in the Copa Chivas tournament and the Bellinzona tournament as a member of the under-16 squad in season 2008–09. He then signed the scholarship contract with Tottenham in July 2009. Kane played 22 games while scoring 18 goals in season 2009–10 for Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18 team.
Kane moved to Leyton Orient on a loan till the end of season 2010-11 on 7th January 2011. He made his debut for the Leyton against Rochdale on 15th January that year as a substitute. Kane then scored his first goal for Orient against Sheffield a week later. He along with his Tottenham teammate Ryan Mason then joined Millwall on loan on 29th December 2011 and made his debut for the team against Bristol Rovers. Kane again transferred to Premier League club Norwich City on loan on 31st August 2012 and made his debut against West Ham United. After being recalled by Tottenham, Harry Kane then went to Leicester City on loan and marked his debut with a brilliant goal against Blackburn Rovers.
Harry Kane made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur in a UEFA Europa League qualification match against Hearts on 25th August 2011, and scored his first goal for the team on 15th December 2011 against Shamrock Rovers. He made his English Premier League debut for the Spurs as a substitute on 18th August 2012 against Newcastle United. Kane scored his first home goal at the White Hart Lane in a league cup match against Hull City that season. He had his first Premier League start for Tottenham on 7th April 2014 against Sunderland where he also scored his first Premier League goal in the 59th minute. Kane then scored his first hat-trick as a senior player on 23rd October 2014 in a UEFA Europa League group stage match against Asteras Tripoli. Due to his amazing performance that season, Kane was named as the Premier League Player of the Month for January 2015.
He was again named as the Player of the Month for February 2015 after scoring against big teams such as Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham United. Harry Kane captained the Tottenham side for the first time on 5th April 2015 against Burnley at Turf Moor. He scored his 50th goal for Tottenham on 10th January 2016 against Leicester City, and was named as the Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in March 2016. He scored 26 goals in Premier League that season and achieved the Golden Boot for the first time. Shortly after, Kane made his UEFA Champions League debut on 14th September 2016 against Monaco. He signed a contract extension with the Spurs on 1st December 2016 which will make his stay in the club till 2022. Kane scored 29 goals in season 2016-17 and achieved his second consecutive golden boot as the top scorer of the Premier League.
Harry Kane was inducted in the England under-17 squad for the first time in January 2010 for the Algarve Tournament in Portugal, and promoted to the under-19s a few months later. He got his first score for the under-19 on 8th October 2010 against Albania. He was named for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad of England on 28th May 2013 and made his debut against Uruguay on 16th June. Kane then made his debut for the under-21 side of England on 13th August 2013 against Scotland. He scored his first hat-trick for the under-21 squad during 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification on 10th October against San Marino.
He was inducted in the English senior team for the first time on 19th March 2015 for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Lithuania. He made his international debut as a substitute of Wayne Rooney against Lithuania and scored his first international goal a minute later at the Wembley Stadium. Harry Kane missed a penalty against Turkey on 22nd May 2016 which made him the first English player after Frank Lampard in 2010 to fail to score from the penalty. Kane captained the English team for the first time on 10th June 2017 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland.
Harry Kane was born in Walthamstow, London where he spent his childhood days with his parents Kim and Patrick Kane along with his elder brother Charlie. He is of Irish descent as his father Patrick is from Galway. The Kane family later moved to Chingford where Harry attended the Larkswood Primary Academy till 2004. He then moved to the Chingford Foundation School. While remembering his childhood, Kane once said “I think the sporting genes come from my Mum’s side of the family although the topic is a hot debate in the Kane household. Dad probably won’t like me saying that, but I think my granddad Eric on my Mum’s side was quite a good footballer, and played at a decent level.” He also added “Most of my family were Spurs fans and I grew up 15 minutes from the ground, so I was always going to be a Spurs fan.”
Kane first revealed that he is in a relationship with his childhood sweetheart Katie Goodland in an interview given in February 2015. While talking about his relationship, he said to Esquire magazine that “We went to school together, so she’s seen my whole career. Of course, she’s finding it a little crazy. I think she’s even been in the papers a couple of times taking the dogs out”. The couple had their first child, Ivy Jane Kane, on 8th January 2017 and shortly after they announced their engagement on 1st July 2017. Harry Kane has two Labradors named after NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. He spends his free time playing golf. Harry Kane was featured in the advertisement campaigns of Beats by Dr. Dre and Mars Bars ahead of UEFA Euro 2016.
Harry Kane currently has an estimated net worth of $49 Million USD which includes $12 Million worth of annual income of the Tottenham star. After his premier league success since 2015, Kane’s net worth witnessed a 142% surge over the last three years. Besides his annual income from club and national salary and endorsements, Kane also has $17 Million worth of personal investments. He has 8 cars in his garage valued at a whopping $2 Million. He bought a luxurious house in London in 2017 which has an estimated worth of $3.5 Million. Due to his amazing performance for Tottenham and the growing interest from the advertising agencies, Kane’s net worth is likely to grow by another 44% over the next few years.
Besides being noted as a childhood prodigy of football, Harry Kane has earned several awards throughout his career and also has numerous numbers of accolades under his name. Some of the prestigious individual awards that he got till now are as follows –