All Hail Harry - Do Kane's goalscoring records make up for his trophy-less resume?

418 games. 267 goals. The numbers speak for themselves, or do they?

Raff Tindale
9th March 2023
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After scoring the eventual winner in a 1-0 victory against reigning champions Manchester City, Harry Kane not only secured his side a much needed three points, but became Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading goal scorer while doing so.

He becomes the third player in the Premier League’s history to have 200 goals to his name, joining Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208), the Tottenham striker is certainly on track to become the most prolific goal scorer in the history of English football. While the numbers speak for themselves, it begs the question; can the Englishman’s goalscoring records make up for his trophy-less resume?

Joining Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney in the 200 club, there remains a distinct difference between the Tottenham number 10 and those that came before him. Along with their goalscoring records, both Shearer and Rooney also experienced tremendous success at the club level. While Kane has been agonisingly close to winning a major trophy with Tottenham, most notably the Premier League in 16/17 and the Champions League in 18/19, the North London side have consistently failed to get over the line, with Kane yet to lift a trophy with his boyhood club.

Winning at the highest level is what separates the good from the great

While the Englishman’s goal scoring numbers can be argued as enough to cement him as a Premier League legend, winning at the highest level is what separates the good from the great. After his attempt to force a move to Manchester City in the summer of 2021 fell through, it seems as though Kane has set his sights on remaining in North London, with several reports of a contract extension surfacing over recent months . Having been 15 years since Tottenham last won a major trophy, the significance on delivering a title to the North London side is unparalleled. With Spurs still in the FA Cup and Champions League this season, time will tell if 2023 is the year Harry Kane lifts his first trophy, cementing his legacy as a true legend of the game.

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