Harry Kane - Player Profile

Spurs’ Kane Making A Name For Himself

Personal information 
Full name: Harry Edward Kane
Date of birth: 28 July 1993
Age: 21
Place of birth: Chingford, England
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position: Forward

Club information 
Current team: Tottenham Hotspur
Number: 18

Youth career 
2009–2011: Tottenham Hotspur

Senior career
2011– Tottenham Hotspur 48 Appearances, 20 goals
2011 → Leyton Orient (loan) 18 Appearances, 5 goals
2012 → Millwall (loan) 27 Appearances, 9 goals
2012–2013 → Norwich City (loan) 5 Appearances, 0 goals
2013 → Leicester City (loan) 15 Appearances, 2 goals

National team
2010: England U17 3 Appearances, 2 goals
2010–2012 England U19 Appearances, 6 goals
2013: England U20 3 Appearances, 1 goal
2013– England U21 10 Appearances, 8 goals

Tottenham striker Harry Kane continued to enhance his international credentials with his 15th goal of the season coming in the 2-0 victory over Leicester a fort night ago, and he stands to become only the second Tottenham player to make it to 20 goals since 2007-08; Gareth Bale got 26 in all competitions in 2013-14, the season before he departed for Real Madrid. Such impressive form is sure to have propelled the young striker into the reckoning for Roy Hodgson’s next England squad.

Harry Kane made his first team breakthrough at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Harry was handed his first Premier League start for Spurs against Sunderland in April, 2014 and responded with a first Premier League goal - the first of three on the trot. He ended the season with 19 appearances to his name in all competitions, scoring four goals.

Born in Walthamstow, Harry joined Tottenham Academy in July, 2009 and signed professional forms a year later.  After impressing for the Academy teams, Harry joined Orient on loan in January 2011, made his Football League debut and scored five goals in 18 games. The following season, 2011-12, was his breakthrough campaign at Spurs with a debut against Hearts and six appearances in the Europa League including his first goal in the win at Shamrock Rovers. He then joined Millwall on loan in January and scored nine goals in 27 games for the Lions. Capped for England at Under-17 and 19 levels, Harry was a member of the Young Lions' squad for the U20 World Cup and played all three games in Turkey. The Young striker made his Premier League debut on the opening day of 2012-13, taking his tally to eight appearances. Harry then joined Norwich City on loan but a serious ankle injury restricted him to four appearances at Carrow Road. On his return to fitness, Harry joined Championship team Leicester City and helped them reach the play-offs, where they lost over two legs to Watford. He made 13 appearances for the Foxes, scoring twice.

The unspectacular loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall and Norwich City proceeded Kane's time with the Foxes, and Magpies manager Alan Pardew has pointed out, the youngster seems to have an impressive work ethic to go with his natural talent. Indeed, the England boss looks set to be spoiled for attacking options for his next squad, with several other candidates propelling themselves into the reckoning. Kane has scored more than any of the frontmen used in England’s last game, Wayne Rooney (eight goals in all competitions), Danny Welbeck (seven) and Raheem Sterling (six). England resume their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in March, and with Daniel Sturridge expected to return to action in the new year, Hodgson looks set for one of those good headaches when he selects his next squad.

Harry Kane intends to buck a recent trend at Tottenham Hotspur and reach the 20-goal mark as he continues to enjoy one of the feel good stories of the season. There have been many startling indicators of Kane’s rise to prominence and this form has come at the cost of relegating Emmanuel Adebayor to the status of foot-note. Kane started the season behind Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in the Spurs pecking order. Crystal Palace failed in a bid to take him on loan only because he was needed for the Europa League. But Kane has now moved ahead of his high-earning team-mates. With each goal comes more admiration from the Tottenham fans for their home-grown hero, who bursts with pride whenever he hears his name ring around White Hart Lane. Kane’s form has helped Spurs to challenge Arsenal in the Premier League table and he would like nothing more than to help the club finally finish above their north London rivals.

Spurs face table toppers Chelsea next. Contests against the leading sides have traditionally seen the north London club come unstuck but with the young Englishmen in this kind of form Spurs will always have a fighting chance.