Where does Harry Kane rank among Spurs’ great strikers?


Few will deny that Harry Kane has pulled off something truly incredible by picking up his second successive Golden Boot.

The Tottenham striker missed around three months of the season with two separate spells out, but still beat the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to the accolade.

Jimmy Greaves remains the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 266 goals, but Kane is already well on his way to catching him with 99 – and all by the age of 23.


Another 60s icon, Bobby Smith, stands at 208, while in the modern era, Jermain Defoe leads the way with 143.

Spurs’ highest goalscorers:

Jimmy Greaves – 266
Bobby Smith – 208
Martin Chivers – 174
Cliff Jones – 159
Jermain Defoe – 143


Of course, the main record Kane will be chasing belongs to Alan Shearer, who scored 260 goals in the Premier League for Blackburn and Newcastle. Shearer is still the only player to have scored 100 goals for two different clubs, but that’s one feat Spurs will be hoping Kane doesn’t achieve.

The England international has averaged a goal every 87 minutes this season. Seven of those have come in the last few days, with four against Leicester and another three against Hull.

Kane literally collects match balls for fun. The immediate challenge will be for him to continue that form at Wembley next season, where he, and Tottenham more generally, has a less impressive return.

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