5 Scoring Records in Harry Kane’s Sights
With nine years of professional football behind him, the prolific Harry Kane is already a record-breaker. The Spurs and England striker has scored the most goals for his club in European competition, and he is the highest-scoring captain for his country.
Those are notable milestones but, at the age of 26, the player has many more targets in his sights. Here are 5 records that Kane can break before he calls time on his career.
Highest England Goal Scorer of All-time
Prior to his injury on New Year’s Day 2020, Kane had scored 32 goals in 45 full internationals. The current record holder as England’s highest ever scorer is Wayne Rooney, who notched 53 goals in 120 matches. Based on his current ratio, Harry Kane should overtake that mark with some ease.
World Cup Golden Shoe Two Times
Kane already has a Golden Shoe as the leading goal scorer at a World Cup. His six strikes at Russia 2018 secured the trophy but, in the 90-year history of the competition, no player has ever won this award twice.
When Qatar 2022 comes around, Kane will be 29 years of age and in his prime, making a second Golden Shoe a genuine target.
All-time Spurs Leading Goal Scorer
Tottenham Hotspur’s individual goal-scoring record has now stood for over 50 years. The great Jimmy Greaves left White Hart Lane for West Ham in 1970 after notching an incredible 266 goals in 381 games for the club.
When Harry Kane suffered an injury at the very start of 2020, he had found the net on 181 occasions in a Spurs shirt, Using his current average of around 25 goals a season, he would pass Greaves’ record by the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
It’s a realistic target, but it largely depends on whether Kane remains at Spurs for the next four years and, possibly, beyond. While the club continues its search for a major trophy, transfer speculation surrounding the player continues, but if he does stay with his current employers, this is another record that will surely fall.
However Spurs have to be at the very least finishing in the top four if they are to keep him, and they are unlucky to achieve that this season as they are valued at a price of 12/1 to achieve this.
Leading Premier League Goal Scorer
Despite notching 136 Premier League goals prior to the start of 2020, Kane is just 13th on the all-time Premier League goalscorer list. At the head of the bunch is Alan Shearer, who claimed an incredible 260 strikes in his time with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United. Kane can overtake the mark but is likely to need at least six more full seasons in the EPL while maintaining form and fitness.
Premier League Golden Boot Winner Four Times
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry claimed four Golden Boot awards in his time with the North London club, and that remains as the current record for most trophies. Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot twice, so this is another record that he can overtake during the course of his playing career.