Harry Edward Kane is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur football club and the English national team.
He is London-born forward is one of the most prolific and most – feared center forwards in the world due to his excellent scoring rates and overall gameplay, which has seen him nicknamed The HurriKane.
He was born into a family of two in Walthamstow before they moved to Chingford, where Kane obtained his basic education with Larkswood Primary Academy and Chingford Foundation School.
Kane kick-started his footballing career at just six years of age when he first appeared for Ridgeway Rovers, a local club, before taking it professionally by enrolling in Arsenal youth academy.
However, his natural build in his early years proved to be a stumbling block in his Arsenal career, which saw him released from the club because he was perceived as too “overweight” and too “short” for professional football.
After another failed trial with Spurs, Kane then returned to Ridgeway Rovers until 2004.
When he clocked eleven, he got another shot with a trial at Watford before finally joining Tottenham, playing as a midfielder.
Failing to secure a spot with the first team, Harry Kane went on several loan spells across England with clubs like Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City, and Leicester city from 2010-2014. He was able to muster 56 appearances, scoring 14 goals.
He returned to White Hart Lane (Tottenham's former home ground) in the summer of 2013, where he has gone on to make over 242 league appearances for the first team while netting 166 times, making him the club's highest goal scorer of all time.
However, his breathtaking exploits for the North-London club were never enough to win him any silverware to date.
On the international front, Harry Kane was called up by his country for the first time in January 2010 for a tournament in Portugal at the under-17 level.
Although he missed the tournament through illness, the English junior team went on to win it.
His growth as a lethal striker was evident with his exploits with the under-19 national team, which saw him convert six goals in 14 games.
He also represented England in both under-20 and under-21 levels, appearing at the 2013 FIFA under-20 World Cup and the UEFA European Championships in 2015.
His goal-scoring exploits with Tottenham during the 2014/15 Premier League season saw him get his first senior call-up.
After declaring his desire to play for England rather than Ireland, his father's country of origin, which Harry is also eligible to play for, he was named in the English squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania in 2016.
He made his first appearance in a big international game against Italy in a friendly game days later.
After a series of impressive performances and goal streaks, Harry Kane became one of England's star players, captaining them to the Russia 2018 World Cup.
England reached the semi-finals with Kane proving pivotal in most of his appearances but could do little as they lost the final spot to an in-form Croatia.
He also won the tournament's golden boot award with six goals, the first English man to achieve that feat since 1986.
He recorded two assists and one goal for his country the following year in the inaugural UEFA Nation's League tournament while captaining the side.
In Euro 2020, Kane continued his goal-scoring form as he won his second Golden Boot award on the international scene.
He scored four times as England reached the final, eventually losing the title to Italy through penalties.
“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”. Harry Kane said about his spouse, Katie Goodland, in an interview in 2015.
He confirmed his romantic relationship with Goodman on his Twitter account in June 2019 when the striker further relayed that both of them had finally married.
However, they had their first child, Ivy Jane Kane, two years earlier, with the second Vivienne Jane Kane coming in just over a year later.
Harry Kane then celebrated his first son, Louis Harry Kane, on December 29th, 2020.
His wife is currently a professional fitness coach and enthusiast working in London.
Because of her love for sports, she has since set up a fitness organization that has seen her accumulated over $100,000.
In addition, both couples have two dogs who they see as part of their family.
The two Labrador retrievers Brady and Wilson were named after NFL's quarterbacks Tom Brady and RussellWilson.
Kane has on many occasions professed his admiration for the American sport and once proclaimed that Brady 6, a Tom Brady documentary, was a significant inspiration for his career development.
He has also once hinted about his desire to become an NFL player” in the next 10 to 12 years”.
During the entire football season, Harry abstains from alcohol to focus on his weekly performances.
He has a full-time nutrition expert who monitors and guides his food and drink intake. He also plays golf during his spare time, which happens during in-season or post-season breaks.
In the 2019 New Year Honors, Kane was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) because of his prestigious services to English football.
Harry Kane has long been criticized for his loyalty to Tottenham because he is yet to win a single silverware for the club.
However, instead of rejecting new contracts and forcing a move to bigger clubs, he kept renewing and pledging his love for Spurs.
Whether he will finally win a title with his boyhood club is yet to be seen.
NET WORTH AND SALARY
As one of the most prolific strikers in world football, Harry Kane has established himself amongst media and sporting franchises.
It is also estimated that he might be worth double or triple by the time of his retirement because he is always linked with other top football clubs since his breakthrough in 2015 to 2017.
Many big-money contracts have been offered to Spurs for his signature, but none has really materialized.
It is reported that HarryKane has a net worth of an estimated $45 million as of 2021.
The majority of his wealth comes from his salary, which he received from Tottenham, which is $14.45 million per year.
In addition, his source of wealth is owed from his exploits in the Premier League and National team, along with endorsements and media ventures.
Harry Kane is currently endorsed by Nike, EA Sports, Leyton Orient, Beats by Dre, and Mars Bars.
His physical expenditures include luxurious cars, charity, and a mansion in London.
Harry Kane, in total, has played for five football clubs, all from England.
There have been no fees involved as all his professional transfers are loan deals. The HurriKane is currently worth 120 million Euros in the transfer market value, and his current contract with Tottenham expires on June 30th, 2024.
While he is known, majorly for his spell with the spurs, Kane has played in many clubs in loan spells, including Leyton Orient, Milwall, Norwich, and Leicester.
Despite been revered as a very formidable center forward, Harry Kane is also famous for injury woes.
His absence has since proven to be a detriment to his team's form, as they are generally not as effective without their star striker.
He has sustained numerous ankle problems at Tottenham, which saw him remain on the sidelines for months most of the time.
He sustained his first significant injury in 2016 with a torn ligament which saw him sidelined for ten games.
In mid-2018, Harry Kane missed the end of the football season, missing three games in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
But not as many feared, he recovered quickly to be included in Gareth Southgate's team and went on to lead them to the semi-final while scooping the tournament's golden boot.
It was a testament to Kane's quality as both a footballer and a person.
He missed six weeks the following year through another ligament problem.
Unfortunately, he could not recover in time as Tottenham lost the UEFA Champions League final to Liverpool after a fine run in the campaign.
He has since then ruptured his tendon in a 1-0 league defeat to Southampton and a 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool.
Then manager Jose Mourinho said of Kane: “There are some players you can't replace. When it happens, it happens, but I believe we have to fight against it; we cannot do anything else”.
For club career, Harry Kane has made a total of 401 appearances with 237 goals to his name. While representing his country, he scored 28 times in 61 appearances from 2015 to 2021.
For club, Harry Kane has scored more than 180 premier league goals, 14 F.Cup goals, seven league goals, and 38 UEFA goals.
As for the National team, he has scored a total of 38 goals.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago