How many goals has Tottenham star Harry Kane scored for England and how many does he need to equal Wayne Rooney’s record?
England captain Harry Kane will be hoping to add to his international tally this weekend and continue to move up the list of the Three Lions’ all-time topscorers.
Kane scored four goals against Montenegro and Kosovo in one international break last season to leap up the table of the Three Lions’ leading goal-getters.
The Tottenham star has recently moved past the likes of Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer in England’s all-time charts.
He is in fine for at the moment and will want more England goals this week.
Gareth Southgate’s side host the Republic of Ireland in a friendly before Nations League ties against Belgium and Iceland in this international break.
Kane is sixth in England’s all-time list but how many does he need to become his countries’ main man and overtake record holder Wayne Rooney?
You can see the table below of England’s top scorers and how far away Kane is from being no.1.
England’s top goalscorers
1) Wayne Rooney – 53
2) Bobby Charlton – 49
3) Gary Lineker – 48
4) Jimmy Greaves – 44
5) Michael Owen – 40
6) Harry Kane – 32
=7) Alan Shearer – 30
=7) Tom Finney – 30
=7) Nat Lofthouse – 30
=10) Vivian Woodward – 29
=10) Frank Lampard – 29
It’s incredible progress from Kane particularly because he only made his England debut in March 2015 – a game where he scored with his first touch of the ball.
And at 27 years old, he certainly has the time to continue moving up the charts, provided he can stay fit and in form.
Kane scored 12 England goals in 10 appearances in 2019 and will have plenty of opportunities to add to his overall total in the coming years.
Euro 2020 has been rearranged to next summer and Kane will no doubt lead the line for Southgate’s side at the tournament.
Should England make it, the World Cup is then coming up in the winter of 2022 and you’d think Kane would again have more chances to move up the goalscoring charts.