Harry Kane matches Jimmy Greaves’ Spurs record
Kane’s journey to making Spurs History
Harry Kane is a player who is not seemingly ever that far away from breaking a record. In Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Monday, he took a step closer to breaking a 53 year old record.
In scoring the winner at Craven Cottage, Kane has now scored 266 goals for Spurs, matching the record set by legendary forward Jimmy Greaves.
Greaves began his career at Chelsea in 1957, scoring 124 goals in 157 games before leaving for AC Milan in 1961. He did not spend a long time in Italy, but he did get 9 goals in 10 games.
He signed for Tottenham in 1961 and when he left the club for West Ham in 1970, he had amassed a goals record of 266 – a tally that not many thought could ever be beaten.
Harry Kane, has now matched the record and looks set to become Spurs’ all-time leading goal scorer since joining the North London club in 2004. After impressing at all levels of the academy system, he made 6 first team appearances in the 2011/12 season, scoring his first goal in a 4-0 Europa League win against Shamrock Rovers on 15th December 2011.
Kane went on to move to Leyton Orient on loan for the remainder of the 2010/11 season. After making his debut from the bench against Rochdale, he went on to score 5 goals in 18 matches. He was then sent on loan spells to Millwall, Norwich City and finally Leicester City scoring 16 goals.
It was Tim Sherwood who gave the forward his chance towards the end of the 2013/14 season, scoring 3 goals in 10 Premier League matches.
The 2014/15 season saw Kane establish himself as a regular starter for the Lilywhites, making 51 appearances in all competitions. In this time, he managed to score 31 goals with Spurs finishing 5th.
Kane was on fire, and he has not let up for Spurs since. On Monday 23rd January 2023, the England international scored the winning goal against Fulham (0-1) – his 266th goal for Spurs in all competitions. He only needs one more goal to become the club’s all-time leading goal scorer.
The forward has been a constant threat for opponents, particularly in the Premier League, but there are some clubs who have found it particularly hard to stop him. Leicester City have conceded the most to Kane with 19 goals. Everton are next on this list (15), followed by Arsenal (14), Southampton & West Ham (11).
He has three Premier League golden boot awards, and has featured in the PFA Premier League team of the year on five occasions.
It only a matter of time before Kane sets a new record that many forwards that follow him will find hard to break.
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