Harry Kane is the Second Player After Cristiano Ronaldo to Score More Than Seven Goals in the History of the World Cup and the EUROs

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Away from the German Bundesliga, Harry Kane has taken his goalscoring heroics to the Euro 2024 tournament. The Bayern Munich forward was crucial to England’s narrow Euro 2024 semi-final victory over the Netherlands on Wednesday, June 10 at the Stadium in Germany.

The Three Lions belied a rickety group-stage performance to scrape through to the final of the tournament, thanks to a late victory over Netherlands.

Harry Kane

PSG forward Xavi Simons had bodied Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice before firing a rocket past Jordan Pickford to give the Netherlands the lead just seven minutes into the game. Eleven minutes later, Harry Kane rose to the occasion, scoring from the spot to peg back the tie to a draw.

At the brink of proceedings, substitute and Aston Villa forward, Ollie Watkins, scored the match-winner to fire the Three Lions into the final.

Harry Kane makes history with equalising goal for England

It was a big win and a history-making day for Harry Kane. The Bayern Munich forward heralded another milestone in his heroic career, opening a new page in the record books. His equaliser against Netherlands made him the second player to score more than seven goals in the history of the World Cup and the Euros.

Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record as the first player to record the international tally but has now been joined by Kane in the elite circle of prolific forwards.

Before the 2022 World Cup deadlock in Qatar in which the former Tottenham forward failed to find the back of the net, Kane scored six World Cup goals in the 2018 edition in Russia to win the tournament’s Golden Boot Award.

In Euro 2020, he led the charge for the Three Lions, scoring four goals to add to his tally in international tournaments for England.

Harry Kane emerges highest goalscorer in Men’s Euro knockout

Away from his overall contributions for England in major international tournaments, Kane also set a juicy Men’s Euro record with his equaliser against Netherlands.

According to Squawka, Kane has now tallied more goals in the knockouts of Euro tournaments than any other player in the history of the competition.

The goal was his second in the knockout stages of the competition and his 6th overall in Euro tournament knockouts. In the last edition of the tournament, the England all-time top scorer scored four goals in the knockout to fire England into the final, where they lost on penalties to Italy.

France international and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is his closest competitor with five knockout goals in Euro tournaments for France

Harry Kane’s international career and records

Harry Kane made his debut for England national in 2015 and has been in the form of his life for the Three Lions. Despite a dragging trophy drought in both club and international career, Kane boasts a brilliant individual career festooned with laurels and awards.

He has recorded 66 goals for England in 97 appearances to become the team’s all-time top-scorer, overtaking Man United legend Wayne Rooney.

He holds the record for the most number of penalty goals for the Three Lions, converting 22 of his 26 spot-kicks. He also holds the record for most international hat-tricks for England, surpassing Vivian Woodward after he smashed in his third hat-trick against Montenegro in 2020.

What’s next for Harry Kane?

After the Euro 2020 deadlock, including a dragging trophy drought in club football, Kane, who is on a scintillating career run, is once again close to making history. He will play a crucial role for England as they take on Spain in the final of the tournament on Sunday, July 13, 2024.

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