Harry Kane Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. 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. Regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Kane is known for his prolific goalscoring record and ability to link play. He ranks as Tottenham’s second-highest all-time top goalscorer and the third-highest Premier League all-time top goalscorer.
Born and raised in the London borough of Waltham Forest, Kane began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where, after fast progression through the team’s youth academy, he was promoted to the senior team in 2009, at age 16. He was loaned out several times to clubs across the English football pyramid, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City, and Norwich City. Kane’s involvement at Tottenham began to increase following the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as head coach in 2014. In his first full season at the club, Kane scored 31 goals across all competitions, was the Premier League’s second-highest goalscorer, and was named PFA Young Player of the Year.
In the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons, Kane finished as the league’s top goalscorer. In the latter campaign, he helped Tottenham finish as the competition’s runners-up and was named PFA Fans’ Player of the Year. 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. He ended the 2020–21 season as the top goalscorer and top assist provider in the league.
Kane has scored 51 goals in 75 games for England. He appeared and scored at every youth level and at 21 years of age made a goalscoring debut with the senior team in March 2015. Kane featured and scored during England’s successful UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, and represented the country at the tournament. He was named England captain just before 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he finished as competition top goalscorer, winning the Golden Boot, leading England to fourth place, their highest finish since 1990. He also led England to the runner-up position at UEFA Euro 2020, marking their first appearance in a final at the tournament and their first major final since 1966.
Kane was born in Walthamstow, London to Kim (née Hogg) and Patrick Kane and has one older brother, Charlie. He has Irish ancestry through his father, who is from Galway. The family moved to Chingford where Kane attended Larkswood Primary Academy until 2004, followed by Chingford Foundation School (also attended by David Beckham). He played football from a young age, joining a local club, Ridgeway Rovers, when he was six in 1999. Kane talked about footballing 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 footballer, and played at a decent level.
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”. He named former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham his childhood idol, and saw him as a “great finisher” and a role model in his ability to get in the box and score goals. Other childhood sporting influences he cited include David Beckham and Jermain Defoe. Kane has also spoken of his admiration for the former Brazil forward Ronaldo, adding that he loved to watch footage 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.'”
In an interview given in February 2015, Kane said that he was in a relationship with Katie Goodland, whom he has known since childhood. He told Esquire, “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 announced his engagement to Goodland on his Twitter account, and said in June 2019 that they had married.
Kane and Goodland announced the birth of their first child, Ivy Jane Kane, on 8 January 2017. The birth of their second daughter, Vivienne Jane Kane, was announced on 8 August 2018. Their first son, Louis Harry Kane, was born on 29 December 2020.
Kane and Goodland have two Labrador retrievers, Brady and Wilson, named after NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. Kane has cited The Brady 6, a documentary about Brady, as an inspiration for his development. In 2019, Kane expressed an interest in becoming a kicker in the NFL “in 10 to 12 years”.
Kane abstains from alcohol during the football season, and starting from 2017, he hired a full-time chef to optimise his nutrition. He plays golf in his free time.
Kane was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to football.
On 10 October 2022, Kane launched the Harry Kane Foundation, which ‘seeks to change perceptions of mental health by normalising conversations and promoting positive habits to end stigma around the subject.’. To mark the occasion, Kane featured on CBeebies’ Bedtimes Stories.
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Style of play
— Kane on his footballing education, 2016
Kane’s former youth coach Alex Inglethorpe has said of him:
When he first came into the under-18s as a 15 year old, he stood out in the sense he looked a bit gangly. He moved slightly awkwardly, he was a bit cumbersome. But look closer, he had a lot of ability, a great technique. I think he surprised people how good he was. Tactically he was very flexible. He often played in midfield. I remember seeing him once playing as a holding midfielder.
While a teenager, Kane initially struggled in Tottenham’s academy, as partially due to his date of birth in July, he was not as physically developed as other players, nor was he as quick. However, he gained the respect of coaches with his technique and desire for self-improvement.
When profiling Kane in February 2013, Talksport said that he was best as a second striker, despite also having ability as a centre forward or in a wide position. They wrote that he preferred to place his shots, although he could also score from distance. The report also noted that he had good pace, but was weak in the air and had not scored on his loan at Norwich. Initially a back-up to £26 million Spanish import Roberto Soldado and frequently loaned out, Kane was eventually made Tottenham’s starting forward by manager Mauricio Pochettino. Under Pochettino, Kane said that his game has improved through the tough training techniques instituted by the manager. He also strives to achieve marginal gain in order to maximise his potential by tweaking various aspects of his training and preparations as well as nutrition.
Beginning in 2020, Kane started to be criticised about a perceived tactic of backing into defenders jumping for headers, causing the players to fall backwards onto the pitch, potentially risking serious injury. After doing so to Brighton & Hove Albion player Adam Lallana and winning a penalty, Kane was criticised by ex-Arsenal player Martin Keown who said, “He looks at his opponent, knows what he is going to do and makes a back for him. I think it is dangerous play from Harry Kane and he knows what he is doing and I don’t even think it is a penalty.” However, this tactic has been defended by Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill who said, “I think that’s just part of football. I think an element of that is being clever and experienced and knowing when you can maybe draw a foul in.”
As of match played 1 November 2022
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Tottenham Hotspur||2010–11||Premier League||0||0||—||0||0||0||0||—||0||0|
|Leyton Orient (loan)||2010–11||League One||18||5||0||0||—||—||—||18||5|
|Norwich City (loan)||2012–13||Premier League||3||0||1||0||1||0||—||—||5||0|
|Leicester City (loan)||2012–13||Championship||13||2||—||—||—||2||0||15||2|
As of match played 26 September 2022