How many goals has Tottenham star Harry Kane scored for England and how many does he need to equal Wayne Rooney’s record? March 31, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

England captain Harry Kane has added to his international tally with a penalty against Poland as he looks to move up the list of the Three Lions’ all-time topscorers.

Tottenham star Kane has leapfrogged the likes of Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer in the table of the England’s leading goal-getters.


Kane added to his England goal tally on Wednesday night

But how far off Wayne Rooney’s record is he?


But how far off Wayne Rooney’s record is he?

He has been in good form yet again this season and added to his record as he calmly slotted the ball beyond Wojciech Szczesny.

Gareth Southgate’s side have beaten San Marino and Albania in World Cup qualifiers during the current international break and look well on the way to beating the Poles.

Kane is sixth in England’s all-time list but how many does he need to become his countries’ main man and overtake record holder Wayne Rooney?

You can see the table below of England’s top scorers and how far away Kane is from being number one.

England’s top goalscorers

1) Wayne Rooney – 53

2) Bobby Charlton – 49

3) Gary Lineker – 48

4) Jimmy Greaves – 44

5) Michael Owen – 40

6) Harry Kane – 34

=7) Alan Shearer – 30

=7) Tom Finney – 30

=7) Nat Lofthouse – 30

=10) Vivian Woodward – 29

=10) Frank Lampard – 29

It’s incredible progress from Kane particularly because he only made his England debut in March 2015 – a game where he scored with his first touch of the ball.

And at 27 years old, he certainly has the time to continue moving up the charts, provided he can stay fit and in form.

Kane scored 12 England goals in 10 appearances in 2019 and will have plenty of opportunities to add to his overall total in the coming years.

Euro 2020 has been rearranged to this summer and Kane will no doubt lead the line for Southgate’s side at the tournament.

Should England make it, the World Cup is then coming up in the winter of 2022 and you’d think Kane would again have more chances to move up the goalscoring charts.

Can Harry Kane dethrone Wayne Rooney as Englands top scorer?

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Can Harry Kane dethrone Wayne Rooney as Englands top scorer?

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