One Tottenham club goal scoring record which Harry Kane may not beat

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Dom Le Roy

For a player who is just into his sixth full season with the first team, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has already broken an incredible amount of goalscoring records.

He has netted 169 in just 260 games for Tottenham and is already the club’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League and Europe.

Kane is also well on his way to shattering Wayne Rooney’s record for England and becoming the nation’s all-time leading scorer.

The only three players who have scored more goals for Spurs than the England captain are Martin Chivers with 174 goals, Bobby Smith with 208 and Jimmy Greaves with 266 (Tottenhamhotspur.com).

While Greaves’ record will no doubt be difficult to beat, if Kane maintains his current strike rate and remains at Tottenham until 31 or 32, he will likely surpass the record.

However, there is one record that the striker is unlikely to beat and that is Chivers’ record in the League Cup. The striker who graced the White Hart Lane pitch from 1968 to 1976, has 23 goals to his name in the League Cup (talkSPORT).

Meanwhile, Kane has only managed 5 goals in 12 League Cup appearances, which puts him 17 behind Chivers.

Given that he is unlikely to play too many League Cup matches, particularly in the third and fourth rounds, this is one stat where Kane might have to be content with second place – unless there is a change of policy where the club decide to play their star players in the early rounds of the competition.

Spurs Web Opinion

While Spurs fans no doubt love Harry Kane, I still believe that opposition fans fail to realise how good he is. Those numbers tell the story of a once in a generation player. By the time he hangs up his boots, Kane will likely go down as Tottenham and the Premier League’s greatest ever player.

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