The sto­ry of the Eng­lish for­ward of Bay­ern.

Har­ry Kane
Date of Birth: July 28, 1993
Place of Birth: Waltham­stow (Greater Lon­don, Eng­land)
Kind of sport: foot­ball
Role: for­ward
Height: 188 cm
Game num­ber: 9
Team: Bay­ern

The con­tent of the arti­cle
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  • Where was Kane born and his child­hood?
  • Kane’s foot­ball career: clubs and nation­al team
  • Achieve­ments
  • How much does Kane earn?
  • Kane’s per­son­al life
  • Social media

Where was Kane born and his childhood?

Har­ry Edward Kane was born in Waltham­stow, a sub­urb of Lon­don. The future Eng­land cap­tain grew up with his broth­er Char­lie in a sim­ple fam­i­ly; he has Irish roots on his father’s side.





At an ear­ly age, the foot­baller’s fam­i­ly moved to Ching­ford, anoth­er sub­urb of the British cap­i­tal. Here Har­ry went to Larkswood Pri­ma­ry Acad­e­my, and then trans­ferred to Ching­ford Char­i­ty School. Anoth­er star Eng­lish foot­ball play­er, David Beck­ham, stud­ied there before him.

At the age of 6, Har­ry joined the Ridge­way Rovers foot­ball sec­tion. The ath­lete him­self is sure that he received genes from his mater­nal grand­fa­ther, who played foot­ball well. In addi­tion, Kane’s entire fam­i­ly always sup­port­ed Tot­ten­ham and lived near the sta­di­um.

The young play­er start­ed hav­ing prob­lems in the foot­ball sec­tion. As a child, Kane loved junk food, because of which he was over­weight and could not win com­pe­ti­tion from oth­er guys. Con­stant ridicule from peers and low lev­el of play forced Har­ry to take up his nutri­tion. The aspir­ing for­ward was on a strict diet and trained hard.

In 2001, Kane entered the Arse­nal acad­e­my, but did not last long there — again due to weak phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and a plump physique. In 2015, the leg­endary Gun­ners coach Arsene Wenger admit­ted that the academy’s deci­sion to aban­don the strik­er great­ly dis­ap­point­ed him.

Har­ry was also unsuc­cess­ful in his tri­al at Tot­ten­ham and returned to Ridge­way Rovers before mov­ing to Wat­ford in 2004. The key match was against Spurs. Tot­ten­ham scouts nev­er­the­less rec­og­nized the tal­ent and invit­ed the young man to the club.

Young Kane tried him­self in mid­field and for a long time did not stand out in any­thing spe­cial either in his game or in his atti­tude to busi­ness. But when he grew up sharply, he became phys­i­cal­ly stronger and became a more ath­let­ic foot­ball play­er. In July 2009, on his 16th birth­day, the future scor­er signed a youth con­tract with Tot­ten­ham and began play­ing for the Spurs youth team.

2015 Har­ry Kane at Tot­ten­ham.
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Kane’s football career: clubs and national team

“Tottenham”

In the 2009/10 sea­son, Kane was includ­ed in the main team twice, but did not appear on the field. In July 2010, Har­ry signed his first pro­fes­sion­al con­tract with Tot­ten­ham. But he had to wait for his debut. In Jan­u­ary 2011, the for­ward was sent on loan to Ley­ton Ori­ent, where he scored five goals in 18 match­es and returned to his club at the end of the sea­son.

Kane played his first match for the Lon­don­ers on August 25, 2011 in the return game of the Europa League qual­i­fy­ing round with Hearts. Then Har­ry earned a penal­ty, but did not con­vert it. He scored his first goal for Spurs on Decem­ber 15 in a game against Sham­rock Rovers (4:0).

The young for­ward rarely appeared on the field, so they began send­ing him out on loan so that he could have play­ing prac­tice and gain expe­ri­ence. So Har­ry played for Mill­wall, Nor­wich and Leices­ter.

Kane is to blame for Bay­ern’s fail­ures. He brought the Tot­ten­ham curse to Munich

Only in the 2014/15 sea­son did Kane begin to appear more often for Tot­ten­ham and score goals. When Mauri­cio Pochet­ti­no took charge of the team, the for­ward became a part of the team. On April 5, 2015, the strik­er received the cap­tain’s arm­band for the first time. He paid in full for the trust shown, scor­ing 31 goals in 51 match­es of the sea­son (21 of them in the Pre­mier League). Thus, Har­ry became the first Spurs play­er since Gary Linek­er to score so many times in a sea­son for the team.

Kane began to rewrite the his­to­ry of his club. Despite his injuries, he showed incred­i­ble per­for­mance. The foot­baller scored more than 20 goals for nine sea­sons in a row, with more than 30 five times. In the 2017/18 sea­son, he scored 41 times in 48 games (30 goals in 37 Pre­mier League match­es). Har­ry became the top scor­er in Tot­ten­ham’s his­to­ry with 280 goals in 435 match­es. He was named best play­er of the year three times (2015, 2021, 2023).

With the Eng­lish club, Kane reached the final of the Eng­lish Foot­ball League Cup twice (2015, 2021) and played in the final of the Cham­pi­ons League once (2019). How­ev­er, dur­ing his entire career at the Lon­don club, he did not win a sin­gle tro­phy.

2016 Har­ry Kane at Tot­ten­ham.
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“Bavaria”

In August 2023, Kane moved to Bay­ern. The con­tract with Munich runs until the sum­mer of 2027. The Eng­lish­man’s trans­fer cost the Ger­man team 100 mil­lion euros (plus 10 mil­lion bonus­es), which became a record for the Ger­man cham­pi­onship.

Kane made his Bay­ern debut on August 12 in the Ger­man Super Cup match after com­ing on as a sub­sti­tute against RB Leipzig (0:3 loss). Five days lat­er, in a game with Werder (4:0), the Eng­lish­man scored his first goal in the Ger­man Bun­desli­ga.

Kane to Bay­ern is a shock trans­fer that ben­e­fits every­one. Har­ry’s career would­n’t be great with­out tro­phies

Har­ry quick­ly fit into the new cham­pi­onship and became the main play­er for the Munich team. In the new team, he con­tin­ued to demon­strate high per­for­mance and reach the “goals per game aver­age” chart. He became the first Bun­desli­ga play­er to score four hat-tricks in his debut sea­son.

At the same time, Bay­ern, with such per­for­mance from Kane, spent a year with­out tro­phies. In the 2023/24 sea­son, the Munich club did not win a sin­gle title for the first time in 12 years, inter­rupt­ed the cham­pi­onship streak in the Bun­desli­ga, was knocked out of the Ger­man Cup ear­ly and lost to Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Cham­pi­ons League (2:2 at home and 1:2 away) .

England team

In Jan­u­ary 2010, Kane received his first invi­ta­tion to the Eng­land U‑17 team for a youth tour­na­ment in Por­tu­gal. At the same time, the strik­er, due to severe ill­ness, did not go to the tri­umphant 2010 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship for boys under 17 for the British. Har­ry took part in the 2012 Euro­pean Under-19 Cham­pi­onship. At the tour­na­ment, he scored the win­ning goal against France in the final group match, but the team then lost in the semi-finals. The for­ward was called up to nation­al teams of all ages, and every­where he was a key play­er.

Kane made his Eng­land debut in the spring of 2015. On 27 March, he came on as a sub­sti­tute for Wayne Rooney in the 72nd minute in a Euro 2016 qual­i­fy­ing match against Lithua­nia (4:0) and scored a goal just 80 sec­onds lat­er. Since the fall, Har­ry has become the main play­er of the nation­al team, and not a sin­gle major tour­na­ment has been held since then with­out his par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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On June 10, 2017, in the 2018 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing match against Scot­land (2:2), Kane wore the Three Lions cap­tain’s arm­band for the first time. In this game he scored in the 90th+3rd minute and equal­ized the score. On Octo­ber 5, Har­ry scored the win­ning goal against Slove­nia (1:0), which allowed the British to qual­i­fy for the World Cup in Rus­sia.

Kane went to the 2018 World Cup as the main star of the team and cap­tain. Har­ry scored six goals at the World Cup, which allowed him to win the Gold­en Boot as the tour­na­men­t’s top scor­er. The last time an Eng­lish­man received such an award was only Gary Linek­er in 1986. The Eng­land team with Kane entered the top four at the World Cup, lost in the semi-finals to Croa­t­ia (1:2 d.v.) and then in the match for third place to Bel­gium (0:2).

In 2019, Kane and the nation­al team became the bronze medal­ist of the Nations League.

In the sum­mer of 2021, at Euro 2020, post­poned for a year due to the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, the Eng­land team with Kane reached the final. This match was host­ed by Lon­don, the game took place at Wem­b­ley Sta­di­um. The Three Lions have not played in the finals of a major tour­na­ment since win­ning the 1966 World Cup. In the deci­sive match of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship, the British lost to Italy in a penal­ty shootout.

Kane is the undis­put­ed leader of the Eng­land team and is the top scor­er in the his­to­ry of the nation­al team. He has 62 goals in 89 match­es in the spring of 2024.

Har­ry Kane and Eng­land head coach Gareth South­gate at the 2018 World Cup in Rus­sia.
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Achievements

Team

Tottenham Hotspur

  • EFL Cup final­ist (2015, 2021)

  • Cham­pi­ons League final­ist (2019)

England team

  • Sil­ver medal­ist of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship (2020)

  • Nations League bronze medal­ist (2018/19)

Eng­land nation­al team for Euro 2024: com­po­si­tion, per­for­mance his­to­ry, team lead­ers

Personal achievements

  • Eng­land’s all-time lead­ing scor­er (62 goals)

  • Top scor­er in Tot­ten­ham his­to­ry (280 goals)

  • Mill­wall Young Play­er of the Sea­son (2011/12)

  • PFA Young Play­er of the Year (2014/15)

  • Tot­ten­ham Play­er of the Year (2014/15, 2020/21, 2022/23)

  • Pre­mier League Play­er of the Month (Jan­u­ary 2015, Feb­ru­ary 2015, March 2016, Feb­ru­ary 2017, Sep­tem­ber 2017, Decem­ber 2017, March 2022)

  • Top scor­er of the Pre­mier League (2015/16 — 25 goals, 2016/17 — 29 goals, 2020/21 — 23 goals).

  • PFA Fans’ Play­er of the Year (2016/17)

  • Foot­ball Fans’ Fed­er­a­tion Play­er of the Year (2017)

  • Eng­land Play­er of the Year (2017, 2018)

  • The best scor­er in the world accord­ing to IFFIS (2017)

  • World Cup top scor­er (2018) - 6 goals).

  • Includ­ed in the sym­bol­ic team world cham­pi­onship (2018)

  • Pre­mier League Play­er of the Year (2018, 2021)

  • Pre­mier League play­mak­er of the sea­son (2020/21)

  • Goal scor­er of the month in the Bun­desli­ga (Octo­ber 2023)

Awards

  • Offi­cer of the Order of the British Empire (2019)

  • Free­dom of the City of Lon­don Award (2023)

Har­ry Kane and Prince William of Wales.
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How much does Kane earn?

The for­ward receives in the Munich club approx­i­mate­ly 2.1 mil­lion euros per month (approx. 480 thou­sand euros per week). Bay­ern’s annu­al salary before tax­es is 25 mil­lion euros. Where­in at Tot­ten­ham he earned half as much — 12.5 mil­lion euros.

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from the Ger­man pub­li­ca­tion Bild, the foot­baller’s con­tract pro­vides a bonus of 250 thou­sand euros for 40 goals or assists in a sea­son. The Eng­lish­man reached this mark only by scor­ing goals in all tour­na­ments.

Accord­ing to Trans­fer­markt for spring 2024, The foot­baller’s mar­ket val­ue is esti­mat­ed at 110 mil­lion euros.

Har­ry Kane with his wife Katie and chil­dren.
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Kane’s personal life

The foot­baller is mar­ried to long-time girl­friend Katie Good­land. They met as chil­dren, when they went to the same school. Har­ry’s wife was by his side in both dif­fi­cult times and tri­umphant times.

On July 1, 2017, Kane announced his engage­ment to Katie on social net­works, and the cou­ple offi­cial­ly mar­ried in June 2019. Even before the wed­ding, they had two chil­dren — a daugh­ter and a son. After mar­riage, the cou­ple also had a girl and a boy.

Kane is a big sports fan. He enjoys play­ing crick­et and golf and often attends major sport­ing tour­na­ments. In addi­tion, he loves eSports and even goes on stream with his fans.

Amer­i­can foot­ball plays a spe­cial part in Har­ry’s life. He even named his dogs Rus­sell and Brady after Rus­sell Wil­son and Tom Brady.

Har­ry is also active­ly involved in char­i­ty work, help­ing peo­ple with men­tal health prob­lems.

Har­ry Kane plays golf.
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Social media

  • X (for­mer­ly Twit­ter)

  • Face­book*

  • Insta­gram*

* Social net­works belong to the Meta cor­po­ra­tion, which is rec­og­nized as extrem­ist and banned in the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion.