Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
This comes after the England man captained his country to two semi finals in one year.
Kane led the Three Lions to their best World Cup finish in 28 years when reaching the semis in Russia this summer, before finishing the year by qualifying for the Nations League final four.
Harry also won the Golden Boot award at the Wold Cup, the first Englishmen to do so since Gary Lineker.
This will go nicely with the two Premier League golden boots Kane already has in his collection.
Kane joined the Tottenham academy in 2009, making his first team debut in 2011, before being loaned out to the likes of Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich, and Leicester.
Harry was then able to break through into the first team at Spurs, largely for cup games and the Europa League.
His scoring record was so impressive that Pochettino eventually game him a chance in the Premier League, and the rest is history.
Harry said (Tottenham site): “It’s quite surreal, really. It’s been a great year for Club and country. It’s hard to put into words really.
“I’m very passionate about our country, very patriotic and going back to England, it shows how good the summer was for the whole nation, not just from my point of view, but what it did bringing everyone together.
“I’m extremely proud to be a part of that and obviously thankful to all my team-mates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio, Gareth (Southgate), all the staff, the guys as well – without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and getting these accolades.
“We got a letter to the house, Kate opened the letter… it was before the Southampton game. Normally we’d talk a little but she would never call me just before the match. I had a missed call and she text me ‘could you answer?’.
“I thought something was wrong! But Kate was excited and told me that we’d had a letter from the Queen saying we’d get an MBE. I’m proud for her as well and the whole family. It’s not just for me. We’re part of a journey together. It shows that the hard work has paid off.”
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