'Teddy - what a player' - Harry Kane after going ahead of Sheringham's goal tally
08 January 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane grew up watching Teddy Sheringham at White Hart Lane - now he’s climbed ahead of the legendary striker’s goal total at Spurs.
Teddy, 51, currently managing ATK in the Indian Super League, scored 124 goals in all competitions in two spells at the Club, 1992-1997 and 2001-2003.
Harry, 24, overtook Teddy with his double against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup on Sunday. That moved Harry up to ninth in our all-time goalscoring list with Alan Gilzean (133) next in his sights.
“Teddy - what a player, and what a Club legend as well,” said Harry. “To go above his total is a great achievement, one I’m proud of. Now it’s on to the next one.”
Harry’s next milestone looks set to involve Teddy as well.
Harry is currently on 96 goals for us in the Premier League, just one off Teddy’s Club record of 97, so he’s two goals away from becoming our all-time leading goalscorer in terms of the Premier League and four away from becoming the first player to score 100 Premier League goals for Spurs.
“It’s happened so quickly,” said Harry, who made his first team debut as a raw 18-year-old against Hearts in the Europa League back in 2011 before finally cementing a place in the first team in the 2014-15 season.
“The last three or four years have gone by so fast,” he added. “It’s about doing the right things, keeping going and hopefully getting past more players!”
OUR ALL-TIME GOALSCORERS - TOP 10
1 - Jimmy Greaves - 1961-70 - 266 goals in 379 appearances
2 - Bobby Smith - 1955-64 - 208/317
3 - Martin Chivers - 1968-76 - 174/367
4 - Cliff Jones - 1958-68 - 159/378
5 - Jermain Defoe - 2004-2014 - 143/363
6 - George Hunt - 1930-37 - 138/198
7 - Len Duquemin - 1947-57 - 134/307
8 - Alan Gilzean - 1964-74 - 133/439
9 - Harry Kane - 2011- 125/192
10 - Teddy Sheringham - 1992-2003 - 124/277
Below: Teddy at Spurs in 1993
PREMIER LEAGUE GOALS FOR SPURS
97 - Teddy Sheringham
96 - Harry Kane
91 - Jermain Defoe
91 - Robbie Keane
48 - Chris Armstrong