As England’s captain, Harry Kane is preparing to break more records for his team against Hungary.


HARRY KANE will be Hungary for more England records at Wembley tonight.

And the Three Lions skipper is ready to keep on setting new ones.

Tottenham’s Kane is closing in on Wayne Rooney’s all-time tally of 53 England goals after moving into fifth on the list.

He is also just one behind Rooney’s total of 37 competitive goals, with three more chances to set a new record by the middle of next month.

But while eclipsing Rooney’s Three Lions goals mark is his biggest personal aim, Kane is already on course to set a staggering array of records for his nation.

The striker already boasts the most goals by an England captain (33), most under one manager (36 for Gareth Southgate) and most goals in Euros qualification (15), including a record 12 to secure his team’s spot at the 2020 edition.

His total of ten tournament finals goals is tied with Gary Lineker, while he shares the most goals in a calendar year on 12 with George Hilsdon.

The captain’s 24 competitive home wins is also the most for anyone wearing the armband for England.


Kane has yet to score a Premier League goal for Tottenham this term.

But he boasts an impressive record of nine in 13 appearances for his country in 2021.

His England boss Gareth Southgate said: “You only have to look at that goals record, and the importance those goals have been to us over the five years we’ve been working.

“When you put the comparable with the five or six other players at the top of that scoring chart, and you look at those names, it’s a reminder of how much Harry has already achieved at a personal level.

“And I know what’s been more important to him – it’s the team getting to two semi-finals and a final.

“Without a doubt, he’s a player who has to keep proving himself, I think he knows that.

“I think he relishes that and we know that when those chances fall, you’ve got huge faith they’re going to hit the back of the net, such is his technical ability and his mentality and calmness when those chances come.”

A hat-trick against Hungary would see Kane move joint fourth with the late Jimmy Greaves, who will be remembered alongside fellow 1966 World Cup winner Roger Hunt on Tuesday.

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