Harry Kane has officially become the all-time record goalscorer in Tottenham Hotspur history after scoring the opener in their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League. In doing so, he netted his 267th goal for the Spurs and surpassed the previous record set by Jimmy Greaves.
Harry Kane Becomes All-Time Tottenham Hotspur Highest Goalscorer
Harry Kane Sets Tottenham Record With Manchester City Goal
The English forward managed to open the scoring for the Lilywhites in the 15-minute, capitalizing on a bit of a defensive error to score from close range and become a record-setter at North London. Greaves, who played for Spurs from 1961-1970 – scored 266 goals for the London side and set an amazing goal-scoring record.
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However, Harry Kane has persisted on to become a new record holder for having scored more goals than anyone else in the club’s history. He has done so in 416 appearances only, managing to record a goal almost per 1.5 games for his side. The England captain has received a lot of praise for breaking this record, with former Spurs striker Gary Lineker terming it as an ‘incredible achievement’ – which is definitely the aptest way one can describe it.
Kane’s Career at Tottenham Hotspur Summed Up
Harry Kane joined the Tottenham Hotspur youth academy as an 11-year-old back in 2004 and has been contracted with the club ever since. After a string of loan moves to lower division sides, he gained a permanent role in the Tottenham senior team from the 2013/14 season and has since been a huge part of the team.
The 29-year-old has scored more than 10 goals for the last nine consecutive seasons, which has been a key role in helping him break this record. Kane has been hailed as an ‘amazing’ player by his current Spurs manager Antonio Conte and remains the most important player in the team.
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Despite so many goals, Kane has not been able to win any trophies with the Spurs and it appears that he wants to break that curse. It has been reported that the Englishman wishes to extend his contract, which expires next year – as he aims to set more scoring records and help Tottenham break their trophy drought soon.