My favourite European goal - Harry Kane
Sun 16 June 2019, 20:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane became the Club’s all-time record European goalscorer last season with the winner against Borussia Dortmund in our Champions League Round of 16, second leg win in March - goal number 24 in 50 appearances in European competition for the striker. To mark the achievement, we put together a mini-series highlighting the favourite European goals of our top four European marksmen.
The final part of the series sees the man himself in the spotlight. Harry’s first goal for Spurs was in the Europa League at Shamrock Rovers on 15 December, 2011. His record-breaking 24th in Europe arrived over seven years later, the winner at Signal Iduna Park.
He's now up to 164 goals in all competitions, fourth in our all-time list behind Jimmy Greaves (266), Bobby Smith (208) and Martin Chivers (174).
- 24 goals in 50 European appearances, 164 goals in 253 appearances in all competitions since 2011
- Scored two late goals to secure vital win against PSV in group stage this season and the winner in the away leg to set record mark and secure a 4-0 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16
Spurs 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
Champions League group stage, Wembley - 13 September, 2017
Seen by many as the moment we arrived on the Champions League stage, the group stage of the 2017/18 season had us all harking back to the ‘glory, glory’ years of our first European campaign in 1961/62, the historic Cup Winners’ Cup triumph in 1963 and the UEFA Cup wins of 1972 and 1984.
This first group match against the Bundesliga giants certainly put down a marker with two wonderful strikes from Harry and Heung-Min Son, both rattled in from the left angle, putting us 2-1 up at half-time before Harry struck again in the second half for a 3-1 win.
We went on to beat APOEL in Cyprus - Harry’s first UCL hat-trick - draw in the Bernabeu and then topple Real Madrid by the same 3-1 scoreline at Wembley. Victory back in Germany secured first place in the group and we made it five wins and a draw against APOEL at home.
Things were looking good in the Round of 16 when we came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Juventus and then took the lead in the return leg, only for the Italians to hit us with two goals in seven minutes to win the tie 3-2. Real Madrid went on to beat Juve in the semi-finals before clinching the trophy for the third-successive year against Liverpool in the final.
“Obviously the first one at Shamrock, my first goal for Spurs, was special. That’s a big one. I loved the goal against Borussia Dortmund at home in the Champions League group stage in 2017/18, when I ran from the halfway line, got away from one player, got past another and scored from the angle. Those two are my favourites.
“That win was big for us. We were in a tough group and that win really set us on our way to a fantastic group stage against very tough opposition. That goal is definitely one of my favourites.
“I played a lot of Europa League games coming through the system. That gave me a chance to play for the Club at a younger age. That was a massive competition in terms of my progression as a younger player. To now be doing it as well in the Champions League is great and hopefully that continues for many years.”