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The goal-den boys

Posted on 18 May 2016  - 15:30

Harry Kane is the second Spur to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot and the seventh different Spur to finish top goalscorer in English football's top flight.


We've actually achieved that feat 10 times, however, Jimmy Greaves is responsible for four including three on the trot in the 1960s.

Bobby Smith was our first leading marksman in 1957-58, followed by Greavsie, Steve Archibald, Clive Allen, Gary Lineker, Teddy Sheringham and now Harry.

Indeed, Harry is already the 31st highest goalscorer in our history with 64 goals in all competitions – 21 goals next season will take him into our all-time top 20.

In fact, one more goal will take him to 50 for us in the Premier League - only three have reached that mark, Teddy, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane.

Below: Spurs TV special - Harry's 25 goals in the Premier League in 2015-16



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 Division 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 (highest total for a Spurs player in a PL season)