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Harry Kane Biography Facts, Childhood, Career, Net Worth, Life

Harry Kane is a professional footballer from England who currently plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur (#10) in the Premier League, as well as the England national team (#9) as a captain. Some of the greatest players in history have been birth from England. The unique flood of talent the country produces has made it stand as a powerhouse in the world of football, a force that every football lover reckons with. From David Beckham to Stephen Gerrad, England has produced the best players in history. This has thus made the English Premier League the centre of club football and action in the world. One of such English players who was born in England rose to prominence in England and continues to dazzle fans with his impeccable skills and wondrous style of play is our subject of discussion in our recent biography facts, childhood, career, net worth and personal life of football players. We consider in in-depth details the rise of Harry Kane, the English and Spurs forward to the summit of world football.

Harry Kane Biography Facts

Full Name:Harry Edward Kane
Nickname:The HurriKane
Born:July 28, 1993 (age 26)
Place of Birth:Walthamstow, England
Nationality:English
Occupation:Football (Soccer) Player
Current Team:Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Jersey Number:#10
Playing Position:Forward
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:86kg
Strong Foot:Right
Parents:Pat Kane (father);
Kim Kane (mother)
Siblings:Charlie Kane (Brother)
Partner / Spouse:Katie Goodland
Children:Ivy Jane Kane(daughter);
Vivienne Jane Kane (daughter)
Net Worth:$49 million
Zodiac Sign:Leo
Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Harry Kane Childhood & Early Life

Born in Walthamstow on July 28, 1993, to his parents Pat Kane (father) and Kim Kane (mother), Harry Kane grew up loving football just like every English youngster.

He schooled at Larkswood Academy in the English town of Chingford until he left in 2004. He went on to further his education at Chingford Foundation School.

As a young boy, Kane was already playing football for a club in his locality, Ridgeway Rovers. Kane has always been a fan of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. from his childhood. He attributes the love he has for the Spurs to his family who were all Spurs fans and growing up just 15 minutes from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Childhood photo of Harry Kane and Kate Goodwin with David Beckham
Childhood photo of Harry Kane. Harry Kane (right) and his childhood sweetheart, Kate Goodland (left) pictured with David Beckham in 2005 at the launch of Beckham Academy. (Photo credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd)

As a young boy, Kane adored players such as English legend David Beckham, ex  Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham and retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Harry Kane Professional Football Career

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (2009–date)

Kane had a really slow start at the early stage of his career, after playing for a while at a local club, Ridgeway Rovers, Kane played for Arsenal Academy, at the age of eight. He was however dropped by the Academy after one season. Kane chubbiness and lack of athletics were the reasons he was dropped. Ex-Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger made a statement in 2015 citing his disappointment in Arsenal dropping Kane. Following the disappointment he suffered at Arsenal, he went on Tottenham Hotspur F.C. youth academy, where he was turned down. Kane had to return to Ridgeway Rovers.

At the age of 11, Kane moved on to Watford Academy where he was granted a six-week trial. During those six weeks, Kane managed to impress Tottenham scouts in a game against the Spurs, and he was welcomed back into the Spurs academy.

Though Kane was not exceptional in the early days of his career, he progressed on his skills as he grew. He played in various midfield positions and competed in various tournaments for the Spurs in Mexico and Switzerland. A year later Kane signed a scholarship contract with the Spurs in July 2009, he went in to sign his first professional contract with the Spurs. After signing his first professional contract, Kane was moved on loan to different clubs.

Leyton Orient F.C. (Loan 2011)

In January 2011, Kane was sent on loan to Leyton Orient where he spent the remainder of the 2010/11 season. At the end of the 2010/11 season, Kane played for the Spurs in the UEFA Europa League Qualifier.

Millwall F.C. (Loan 2012)

In December 2011, Kane was sent on loan again to Millwall F.C. where he helped the team rise in the table, away from the threat of relegation. As a result, he was awarded the Millwall F.C. Young Player of the Year Award for the 2011/12 season.

Norwich City F.C. (Loan 2012–2013)

In August 2012, Kane was sent on loan to Norwich City for the 2012/13 season, but four months from his recall date, Kane was recalled by Tottenham as a result of lack of attacking options.

Leicester City F.C. (Loan 2013)

Twenty days after Kane was recalled, he went on loan to Leicester City where he spent the rest of the season which ended his loan spells.

Back To The Spurs

Kane went on to record his first goal for the Spurs in a League tie match against Hull City in the 2013/14 season. In April 2014, he earned his first EPL start for Tottenham in a game against Sunderland.

Over the years Kane continued to improve in his skills and tackles, and such improvement didn’t go unnoticed. A month after being named the Premier League Player of the Month for the Month of January 2015, Kane signed a five-years and a half contract with the Spurs. He also went on to win the Premier League Player of the Month for February 2015. In April 2015, he captained his side for the first time in a match. He was included as one of the forwards in the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year and also won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

The next season, the 2015/16 season, Kane’s performance increased as well as his goal-scoring. He went on to top the league’s goal-scoring charts and won the Premier League Golden Boot, as well as earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year.

In December of the 2016/17 season, he signed a contract with the Spurs that will see him at the club till 2020. He also went on to lead Tottenham to finish as league runner up as well as becoming the fourth player in the history of the EPL to score 20 goals or more in three successive seasons. He was named to the PFA Team of the Year and won his second Golden boot award. In the 2017/18 season, Kane the Spurs highest goal scorer in the EPL era and was named to the PFA Team of the Year for the fourth successive time. He also signed a contract with Tottenham which will see him at the club till 2024.

The 2018/19 season was an impressive one for Kane and Tottenham as they defied the odds to make it to the UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to EPL rivals, Liverpool. Kane’s ankle injury was seen by many to be one of the reasons the Spurs lost to Liverpool. He began his 2019/20 campaign on a remarkable note, by being the first Spurs player to score in their first match of the league.

Harry Kane International Career

Kane was first invited to play for the English U-17 National side in January 2010 but couldn’t make it as a result of an illness. He was invited to the  2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, a tournament he featured in and was key to the English side. He also played in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played for the U-21 team in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification rounds. He also went on to represent England in the tournament. Though Kane could switch allegiance to the Republic of Ireland, he opted to play for the English senior team. He played for the English senior side at the  UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 World Cup and the inaugural 2019 UEFA Nations League.

Harry Kane Net Worth

Harry Kane has a net worth of $49 million, he receives a yearly salary of $17.6 million along with bonuses. His net worth is boosted by his endorsement deals with brands such as Hugo Boss, Nike, Lucozade Sports and Beats by Dre.

Harry Kane Personal Life

Harry Kane pictured together with his wife and kids
Harry Kane with his wife and children. (Photo credit: thesun.co.uk)

Kane is married to his childhood friend, Kate Goodland, whom he began dating when he was 19. The couple both attended the same primary school and have two daughters, Ivy Jane Kane born in 2017 and Vivienne Jane Kane, born in 2018.


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