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Harry Kane becomes Tottenham’s all-time leading goal scorer



Harry Kane has become Tottenham Hotspur‘s all-time top scorer after scoring in the Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

The England captain scored his 267th goal for the club to surpass the goal-scoring feat of Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves.

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He levelled Greaves’ record when he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Fulham in the league last month.

“It’s quite surreal, a magical feeling to do it in front of the home fans and to win the game, I wanted to do it at this special place and in front of these amazing fans,” Kane said.

“I’ve been here since I was 11 and it’s been a lot of hard work and sacrifice and dedication. I remember my first Premier League game and now to reach 200 Premier League goals it’s hard to take it in but when I’m older and look back it will be something I’m very proud of.

“Jimmy was one of the best strikers ever to play the game so to go above him is a dream come true.”

Kane will now set his sights on breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of of 260 goals. The 29-year-old has scored 200 times in England’s top flight, only eight behind second-place Wayne Rooney, who has 208.

“I’m feeling good. I saw Alan earlier in the week. I’m sure he’ll be watching but not sure if he’ll be happy or not! I’ve got plenty of goals to come, I’m feeling good,” Kane added.

“Alan has set the record to beat. I’ll see if I can beat it.”

The striker scored his first goal for the club in 2011 in a Europa League tie against Shamrock Rovers.

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Following several loan spells, Kane finally settled into the Spurs first-team in 2014 and netted his first Premier League goal in a 5-1 victory over Sunderland.

From the start of the 2014-15 campaign to the end of last season, Kane has averaged 23 Premier League goals a season.

In that time, Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot award three times (2015-16, 2016-17, 2020-21), as well as earning the Playmaker of the Season award for the player with the most assists in 2020-21.

Kane’s highest goal-scoring tally came in the 2017-18 campaign where he scored 41 goals in all competitions.

“I am not going to say ‘the Harry team’ otherwise [Mauricio] Pochettino will be grumpy and upset with me and I don’t want it,” City boss Pep Guardiola said. “On behalf of Man City, I say congratulations for this incredible milestone.”

Information from Reuters and ESPN correspondent James Olley contributed to this report.



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