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2016-17 in numbers - Harry and the goal-den boys

Posted on 3 June 2017  - 13:30

In 2015-16, Harry Kane became the seventh different Spur to finish top goalscorer in English football's top flight. Last season, he became only the second to do it back-to-back, following the great Jimmy Greaves over 50 years ago.

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Harry's outstanding 29 goals claimed the Premier League's Golden Boot for the second-successive season with a goal rush in the final week - an incredible eight goals in our final three matches, one in the Lane finale against Manchester United, four at Leicester and then a final-day hat-trick in our Club record away win (7-1) at Hull.

The Academy graduate is also only the second Spur to achieve the feat more than once alongside Greavsie, who did it four times, including three on the trot 1962-63, 1963-64 and 1964-65.

As a Club, we've had a player at the top of the goalscoring chart in the top flight (old First Division/Premier League) on 11 occasions.

Bobby Smith was our first leading marksman in 1957-58, followed by Greavsie's four, Steve Archibald, Clive Allen, Gary Lineker, Teddy Sheringham and now Harry's back-to-back Golden Boots.

Indeed, Harry is set to become only the 17th player to score 100 goals in all competitions for Spurs - he's now on 99.

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THE GOAL-DEN BOYS
Spurs players to finish top goalscorer in the top flight

1957-58 - Bobby Smith 36 goals in Division One
1962-63 - Jimmy Greaves 37 goals in Division One
1963-64 - Jimmy Greaves 35 goals in Division One
1964-65 - Jimmy Greaves 29 goals in Division One (tied with Andy McEvoy, Blackburn)
1968-69 - Jimmy Greaves 27 goals in Division One
1980-81 - Steve Archibald 20 goals in Division One (tied with Peter Withe, Villa)
1986-87 - Clive Allen 33 goals in Divisione One (record 49 for a Spurs season, also won European Golden Boot as the top league goalscorer across all European leagues)
1989-90 - Gary Lineker 24 goals in Division One
1992-93 - Teddy Sheringham 22 goals (21 for us, one for Forest) in Premier League – introduction of PL Golden Boot, first winner.
2015-16 - Harry Kane 25 goals in Premier League
2016-17 - Harry Kane 29 goals in the Premier League (highest total for us in a PL season)