Kane wins his Spurs, equalling Greaves’s scoring record

January 24 – England captain Harry Kane’s sublime winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Fulham on Monday equalled the club’s all-time scoring record of 266 goals held by the late Jimmy Greaves.

Kane, whose future is likely to be decided at the end of the season, fired a right-foot shot on the turn to give his side the lead on the stroke of halftime – his 15th goal of the campaign.

Greaves played for Spurs from 1961 until 1970, while Kane made his debut for the north London club in August 2011. Kane’s 266 goals have arrived in 415 appearances while Greaves scored his 266 in 379 games for the north London club.

The 29-year-old is already a Tottenham icon but securing a share of a goal record held by Greaves has only enhanced his reputation.

Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is regarded as one of the most natural goal scorers in football history. A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad who netted 44 times for his country, he remains the highest scorer in English top-flight history with 357 goals in total.

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