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Harry Kane Biography

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Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He has an interesting biography on and off the pitch. We will have a look at his biography.

Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional football player who is a forward for Premier League club 

Tottenham Hotspur

 and he is also the captain of the England national team. He is considered one of the best attackers in the world, Kane is known for his prolific goalscoring record.

He was born and raised in the London borough of Waltham Forest and began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where, after fast progress through the team's youth academy, was promoted to the senior team in 2009, at age 16. He did not primarily feature for the team, and was loaned out several times to clubs across the English football pyramid, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, 

Leicester City

, and 

Norwich City

Harry Kane life story 

changed with the new manager. His involvement at Tottenham began to increase following the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as the coach in 2014. In his first full season at the club, Kane scored 31 goals in all competitions, was the Premier League's second-highest goalscorer, and was named PFA Young Player of the Year.

For both the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons, Kane finished as the league's top goalscorer. In the latter season, he helped Tottenham finish as the competition's runners-up and won the PFA Fans' Player of the Year award.

Kane registered his best campaign statistically to date in the 2017–18 season, with 41 goals scored in 48 games across all competitions, and in the following season, he finished as a runner-up in the UEFA Champions League. In November 2019, he became Tottenham's third-highest all-time goalscorer in official competitions.

Kane has scored 32 goals in 51 games for England. He appeared and scored at every youth level, and made a goalscoring debut with the senior team in March 2015, aged 21. Kane featured and scored during England's successful UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, and represented the country at the tournament itself.

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He was made the squad's captain from May 2018, prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In that tournament Kane led England to fourth place, which was their highest finish since 1990 World Cup. He also finished as the World Cup's top goalscorer, winning the Golden Boot.

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Everything you need to know about Harry Kane biography

After this short introduction, let's review 

Harry Kane biography

.

Harry Kane information

  • Full Name:

    Harry Edward Kane

  • Nickname:

    The HurriKane

  • Harry Kane Date of Birth:

    July 28, 1993 (age 27years)

  • Harry Kane Place of Birth:

    Walthamstow, England

  • Harry Kane Nationality:

    English

  • Harry Kane Occupation:

    Football (Soccer) Player

  • Harry Kane CurrentTeam:

    Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

  • Harry Kane Jersey Number:

    10

  • Harry Kane PlayingPosition:

    Forward

  • Harry Kane Height:

    6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

  • Harry Kane Weight:

    86kg

  • Harry Kane Strong Foot:

    Right

  • Harry Kane religion:

    Christianity

  • Harry Kane Parents:

    Pat Kane (father); Kim Kane (mother)

  • Harry Kane Siblings:

    Charlie Kane (Brother)

  • Harry Kane Wife /Spouse:

    Katie Goodland

  • Harry Kane Children:

    Ivy Jane Kane (daughter); Vivienne Jane Kane(daughter); Louis Harry Kane (son)

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Harry Kane early life

As expected,

 Harry Kane biography

 starts with his early life. Kane was born in Walthamstow, London to Kim and Patrick Kane and has one older brother, Charlie. He has Irish ancestry because his father is from Galway. The family relocated to Chingford where Kane attended Larkswood Primary Academy until 2004, followed by Chingford Foundation School (where David Beckham also attended). He played football from a young age and joined a local club, Ridgeway Rovers, when he was only six years old in 1999. Kane talked about his playing football in the family:

"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 football player, and played at an excellent level."

Harry Kane also said: "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". The former Spurs attacker Teddy Sheringham 

Harry Kane childhood

 hero, and saw him as a "great finisher" and a role model in his talent to get in the box and score goals. Harry Kane has said other childhood sporting idols include David Beckham and Jermain Defoe. Kane has also spoken of his respect for the former Brazil forward Ronaldo, adding that he loved to watch videos of him on YouTube: "He was one of the first ones I looked at and thought, 'Wow. He's a goalscorer, I want to be a goalscorer."

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Harry Kane profile

One of the most important parts in Harry Kane biography is his professional career. As it was mentioned, he started his career by playing for Ridgeway Rovers, which was a local club, in 1999. Then he joined the Arsenal youth academy n 2001. After being released, following a season, he joined Ridgeway Rovers again in 2002. Nevertheless, he had a failed trial with Tottenham Hotspur.

In 2004, Harry Kane joined the academy of Watford, for a trial of four to six weeks and then got a chance to play for Tottenham. He netted three goals during the 2008–2009 season. He played in the Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland and in the Copa Chivas tournament in Mexico as a member of Tottenham U-16 team. In July 2009, he signed a scholarship contract with the team.

In July 2010, he signed his first professional contract with Tottenham which was a turning point in Harry Kane biography. On January 7, 2011, he was loaned to Leyton Orient, and remained at the team until the end of the 2010–2011 season. Harry Kane’s first game for Tottenham was against Hearts in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League qualification round, in August 2011. He netted his first goal for the team on 15 December, when Tottenham achieved a 4–0 win over Shamrock Rovers.

He was loaned to Championship club Millwall From 1 January 2012, until the end of the 2011–2012 season. His spell with the club was successful and scored nine goals in 27 matches. So, he was named the Young Player of the Year of the club that season.

After returning to Tottenham, he scored a hat-trick on 10 August 2012 in a 6–0 win against Southend United. His Premier League debut with the club was on 18 August against Newcastle United. He was again loaned to the Premier League team Norwich City, on 31 August 2012.

While he was on a one-season loan at Norwich City, he was recalled by Tottenham on 1 February 2013, to improve their attacking power. Nevertheless, after 20 days, he joined Leicester City on loan. His first Premier League game for Tottenham was on 7 April 2014, at the 5–1 win over Sunderland. He scored his first Premier League goal. Harry Kane scored his first professional hat-trick for Tottenham on 23 October 2014, during the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. The club won 5–1 over Asteras Tripoli. Hugo Lloris, Tottenham goalkeeper was sent off the field for a foul and Harry Kane played in goal for the last three minutes of the match.

On 28 January 2015, Harry Kane assisted the late equalizer goal of Christian Eriksen in a match against 

Sheffield United

 that led Tottenham to the 2015 Football League Cup finals. Nonetheless, 

Chelsea

 succeeded to win the tournament. Though, his satisfactory performances earned him the award of the Premier League Player of the Month in January 2015. He continued to score five more times, in February 2015, March 2016, February 2017, September 2017, and December 2017.

He signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Tottenham in February 2015. Harry Kane scored his first hat-trick in the Premier League in March 2015, against Leicester City.

With this, he scored 19 league goals in the 2014–2015 season, thus becoming the top goal-scorer of the division. He captained Tottenham for the first time on 5 April 2015, in a match against Burnley. The result of the match was a 0–0 draw.

Later that month, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2014–2015 season. This was a achievement he attained again in the 2015–2016 and the 2016–2017 seasons. A few other outstanding achievements of Kane during the 2014–2015 season included being named the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year. He could became Tottenham’s highest goal-scorer in a single Premier League season, after he netted his 22nd league goal of the 2015–2016 season on 2 April 2016, against 

Liverpool

.

He could win the Premier League Golden Boot in the same season and in the 2016–2017 season. He made his first UEFA Champions League appearance on 14September 2016, against Monaco at the Wembley Stadium and netted his first Champions League goal on 22 November in the scond leg of the group stage, against Monaco at the Stade Louis II. It is worth mentioning that Tottenham lost both the matches 2–1. On 1 December the same year, Tottenham signed a new contract with him, which meant that he will stay at the club until 2022.

Harry Kane first UEFA Champions League hat-trick was against APOEL, on 26 September 2017. With his excellent performances, Kane became the first player in the history of the Premier League to have scored six hat-tricks in a single year. Netting 56 goals in the calendar year, Harry Kane became the best goal-scorer of Europe in 2017. He beat many superstars such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also got the England Player of the Year Award in 2017.

Harry Kane began his international career with the English national U-17 football team in 2010. Over the years, he has played for England as part of the Under-19 team from 2010 to 2012, U-20 team in 2013, and the U-21 team from 2013 to 2015. He made his senior debut on 27 March  2015, in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Lithuania, in which he scored for the team.

He captained England on June 10 2017, in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier game against Scotland at Hampden Park, where he also netted a goal and could lead England to a 2–2 draw. An extra time winning goal was scored by him on 5 October 2017, against Slovenia and cemented England's way to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Harry Kane Style of play

Harry Kane is

a tall and physical attacker whose style of play has been compared to that of Jurgen Klinsmann, former Tottenham striker. Harry Kane called the comparison satisfying in February 2015. In March 2015, Football Association president Greg Dyke named Kane as the standard for clubs training young players in England. Shearer said that month that the three best strikers playing in the league were Kane, Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.

Harry Kane reception

Former Tottenham manager David Pleat called Kane as an "old-fashioned traditional centre-forward". Clive Allen, who trained him at Tottenham, said that "one thing I'd say about him, which unfortunately you don't say about a lot of young footballers, is that he had a passion for the game.”

He continued, “He loves football, he loves playing, he loves scoring goals". His former Tottenham U-21 coach Les Ferdinand thinks Harry Kane's movements on the pitch is similar to their former forward Teddy Sheringham, and the power and accuracy of his shots are similar to that of Alan Shearer's.

Harry Kane goal celebration

Some fans have noticed that Kane’s marriage to Kate has also come with a new celebration. That is true. Harry Kane’s new celebration after scoring a goal is to kiss his wedding ring.

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Harry Kane outside football

Harry Kane has a sponsorship contract with sportswear and kit supplier Nike. He wears Nike Hypervenom football boots. After his 100th Premier League goal in February 2018 Nike introduced the special-edition Hypervenom 3 HK.

In 2018, he appeared in a Nike commercial, 'Nothing Beats A Londoner', along with other sports stars based in the city, including quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, in which London's diversity was highlighted. Ahead of UEFA Euro 2016, Kane performed in advertisements for Mars Bars and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. He featured in the the latter along with Antoine Griezmann, Mario Gotze and Cesc Fabregas.

Harry Kane has also appeared in EA Sports' FIFA video game series. He was named in the Team of the Year in FIFA 18, in which he joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in forward. Harry Kane and Camila Cabello announced the winner of the "Best International Male Solo Artist" award at the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena on 21 February, namely Kendrick Lamar.

On 14 May 2020, Kane announced that he will sponsor Leyton Orient's shirts for the next season to help support the first club he played for as a professional player through the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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The unusual sponsorship contract, which was the first of its kind in English football, was the approval of Premier League, English Football League and Football Association, and the sponsorship has been donated to charities which will receive 10 per cent of the profits of the respective shirt sales. The home shirt shows a thank you message to the NHS frontline workers tackling the outbreak, the away shirt sporting a logo of Haven House Children's Hospice while the third kit shows the mental health charity Mind.

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Harry Kane personal life

In Harry Kane biography we can read stunning facts in his personal life. Now, let's know more about his family, philanthropy, etc.

Harry Kane Family, children and relationships

In February 2015, in an interview, Harry Kane said that he was in a relationship with Katie Goodland, whom he has known since childhood. He told Esquire magazine, "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." On 1 July 2017, Kane declared his engagement to Goodland on his Twitter page and in June 2019 announced that they had married.

The couple announced the birth of their first child, Ivy Jane Kane, on 8 January 2017. In January 2018, Kane said that he and Kate were expecting their second child. The birth of their second daughter, Vivienne Jane Kane, was publicized on 8 August 2018. On 18 July 2020, Kane and Goodland announced they were expecting their third child. Two days later they revealed in a football-themed video that they were expecting a boy. Their son, Louis Harry Kane, was born on 29 December 2020.

Harry Kane Philanthropy

The League Two club has declared that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has sponsored the front of their shirts for the 2020-21, and that he’s donating the space to charitable organizations. Concerning the issue, Harry Kane says:

“I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start,” said Harry Kane on the sponsorship, via Twitter.”

He adds, “This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”

Haven House is a children’s Hospice and Mind is a mental health charity centre. The front of the home jersey is a message of thank you to the Frontline Heroes.

Harry Kane legal issues

Regarding Harry Kane, no special legal issue has been found.

Harry Kane Career statistics

Club

  • Appearances

    : 226

  • Goals

    : 153

  • Assists

    : 31

International

  • Appearances

    : 51

  • Goals

    : 32

​Harry Kane honours

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane reached to Football League Cup Final in 2014–15

Harry Kane reached to UEFA Champions League Final in 2018–19

England

Harry Kane won UEFA Nations League third place in 2018–19

Individual

Harry Kane was named Millwall Young Player of the Year in 2011–12

Harry Kane achieved Premier League Player of the Month in January 2015, February 2015, March 2016, February 2017, September 2017, December 2017

Harry Kane won PFA Team of the Year in 2014–15 Premier League, 2015–16 Premier League 2016–17 Premier League, 2017–18 Premier League

Harry Kane was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2014–15

Harry Kane was named Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year in 2014–15

Harry Kane won Premier League Golden Boot in 2015–16, 2016–17

Harry Kane was named PFA Fans' Player of the Year in 2016–17

Harry Kane was named Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year in 2017

Harry Kane was selected England Player of the Year Award in 2017, 2018

Harry Kane was chosen in the 2nd teamFIFA FIFPro World11 in 2018

Harry Kane was chosen in the FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team in 2017

Harry Kane was chosen in the FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee in 2019 as the 10th forward

Harry Kane won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2018

Harry Kane was chosen in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Dream Team

Harry Kane was the 10th player at The Best FIFA Men's Player ranking in 2019

Harry Kane became  is a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2019

 

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