Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team.
Harry Kane is born to Kim and Pat Kane and has one older brother, Charlie. He grew up in Chingford and attended Chingford Foundation School. 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 magazine “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”. He is good friends with former Tottenham player David Bentley. Kane does not drink alcohol or go to nightclubs, preferring to walk his two labrador dogs Brady and Wilson, or play golf.
Kane was born in Chingford, London. He is of Irish descent through his father who is from Galway. After playing for local club Ridgeway Rovers, he joined the Arsenal youth academy when he was eight years old, and was released after one season; manager Arsène Wenger stated in November 2015 that he was disappointed that Arsenal chose to release Kane. He returned back to his old club, only to be signed by Watford academy with whom he spent two seasons before joining Tottenham Hotspur. In the 2008–09 season, he played in the under-16s side that competed in the Copa Chivas tournament in Mexico, and the Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland, scoring three goals. In July 2009, upon turning 16, he signed a scholarship contract with Tottenham.
In the 2009–10 season, Kane played 22 times for Tottenham’s under-18s, scoring 18 goals. He signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2010. Kane appeared on the first-team bench twice during the 2009–10 season. Both matches were in home domestic cup victories: one the League Cup fixture against Everton on 27 October 2009 and the other in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Bolton Wanderers on 24 February 2010.
On 7 January 2011, Kane moved to Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. Manager Russell Slade was “happy” at his arrival and said “I’m sure he will have an impact with us over the coming months”. He made his senior debut for Orient on 15 January, coming on as a substitute for Scott McGleish in the 73rd minute of a 1–1 draw at Rochdale. A week later, Kane scored his first senior goal against Sheffield Wednesday; making his first ever start, “unmarked” Kane scored from a Dean Cox freekick in the 57th minute as Orient eventually won 4–0.
Kane scored his first Tottenham goal at White Hart Lane in a League Cup tie against Hull City , scoring the equaliser in extra time, the match finished 2–2. Tottenham won 8–7 on penalties, with Kane taking and converting the fifth of the nine sets of spot-kicks. On 7 April 2014, Kane was given his first Premier league start for Tottenham, in a 5–1 win against Sunderland ,and scored his first Premier League goal in the 59th minute of the match. He also scored in the following match, helping Tottenham to recover from a 3–0 deficit against West Bromwich Albion before eventually drawing 3–3. He scored for the third match in a row on 19 April, this time helping Tottenham to a 3–1 win at home over London rivals Fulham.
He became a regular starter and goalscorer for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, winning the Premier League Player of the Month award twice, for January and February 2015. With 31 goals across the campaign, 21 of which were in the league, he was also named the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Kane represented England at youth levels, playing for the under-17, -19, -20 and -21 levels. He scored on his senior international debut on 27 March 2015 and was selected to represent at the UEFA Euro 2016.
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