Harry Kane is an English-born professional footballer who plays as a forward for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and for the English national team, the Three Lions. He joined the Spurs as a young lad and made his way through the club’s youth system before breaking into the senior team in 2011.
The 2014-15 season was Harry Kane’s breakthrough season as he was named as the Premier League Player of the Month for January and February 2015 becoming the 4th player to win the award for 2 successive months. He has been named in the PFA Team of the Year for 4 consecutive seasons since 2014-15. He finished as the Premier League’s highest goal scorer in 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons which earned him 2 consecutive Premier League Golden Boot awards.
On the international front, Kane has equally been impressive for England’s national team, the Three Lions. On his international debut, Kane netted a goal merely 80 seconds after coming off the bench in a Euro 2016 qualifier. He was equally instrumental in the team’s successful FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification campaign. In May 2018, the English FA announced Harry Kane as the captain of England’s Three Lion’s for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Harry Kane Bio, Age
Harry Edward Kane was born on July 28, 1993, to Kim and Patrick Kane in Walthamstow, London. He was raised alongside one sibling, an older brother named Charlie. He is partly Irish as his father is originally from the Irish city of Galway. The young Kane had his early education at Larkswood Primary Academy and later he also schooled at Chingford Foundation School. Growing up, Harry Kane, alongside other members of his family, were ardent fans of Tottenham Hotspur as they lived just 15 minutes away from the Spurs’ training ground.
As a child, Kane joined Ridgeway Rovers football club after which he moved on to the Arsenal youth academy as an 8-year-old. He spent only one season at Arsenal before moving to Tottenham Hotspur. He was not accepted by the Spurs initially, however, he got a second shot with the Spurs at the age of eleven.
Kane played for the Spurs’ under-16 team and under-18 squads before making his way to the first team as a substitute. He signed his foremost professional contract with Tottenham Hotspurs in the summer of 2010. However, he didn’t get regular playing time with the team as he was loaned to several different clubs with occasional short stints with the Spurs. On August 25, 2011, Harry Kane made his senior team debut for Tottenham in the team’s second-leg Europa League qualifier against Hearts. He featured in several other Europa League matches that season before being sent out on loan again. He returned to Tottenham in the 2012-13 season where he marked his Premier League debut as a last-minute substitute against Newcastle United. He was again loaned out for the remaining part of that season.
In the 2013-14 season, Kane eventually settled with the Spurs as he earned more playing time as a substitute. He scored his first Premier League goal on April 7, 2014, in a 5–1 triumph over Sunderland which also marked his first Premier League start. He continued his goal-scoring spree throughout the season into the 2014–15 season. This earned him a place as the Premier League Player of the Month for January and February 2015 making him the 4th player to win the award for 2 successive months.
Harry Kane was the only forward at Tottenham Hotspurs going into the 2015-16 season. He put up an impressive performance which earned him a 3rd Premier League Player of the Month award in March 2016. He equally received the Premier League Golden Boot as he helped his team finish 3rd on the log coupled with a crucial Champions League qualification. Kane maintained his top form into the 2016-17 season as he finished as the top scorer for the season for which he earned a 2nd successive Golden Boot award. For the 2017-18 season, Harry Kane extended his rain of goals beyond the Premier League to the whole of Europe. He was named as Europe’s top goalscorer for the year 2017 as he brought an end to Messi and C.Ronaldo’s 7-year-long supremacy.
Just like his club career, Harry Kane has also been impressive for the English national team. He made his way through England’s under-17 and under-21 teams before breaking into the senior team. On March 27, 2015, Kane marked his senior team debut with a bang as he netted a goal merely 80 seconds after he came on as a substitute in a Euro 2016 qualifying match. He equally proved very instrumental in the team’s successful qualification campaign for the Euro 2016. He was also very instrumental in the team’s successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Is Harry Kane Married? Girlfriend
Tottenham star Harry Kane is currently not married. However, marriage is definitely in his plans for the near future. The Tottenham forward is in a long-term relationship with his childhood sweetheart Katie Goodland. Goodland is a fitness instructor and a graduate of sports science.
The relationship between the two dates back to their school days and they have remained together through the football star’s steady rise to fame. In June 2017, during a vacation to the Bahamas, Kane took their romance a notch higher as he proposed to Goodland.
Harry Kane and his long-term girlfriend Katie Goodland have 2 children together. On January 8, 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ivy Jane Kane. In January 2018, the couple announced that there would be another addition to their family as they were expecting a second daughter.
Height And Other Body Measurements
As a teenage player in the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, Harry Kane struggled physically because he was not as developed as his fellow players. He was known to be gangly and thus even though he had great technique, he was slightly clumsy on the pitch. Over the years, the English striker has put on the needed muscle and currently boasts of a physique that can make even his fellow athletes green with envy.
The Three Lions captain Harry Kane stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) with an average weight of 86 kg (190 lbs). Through strict physical training, the Tottenham forward has been able to maximize these potentials to become one of the fiercest strikers in the whole of Europe.