Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot for the third time after netting his 23rd goal of the season in the 4-2 win over Leicester at King Power Stadium.
England’s captain headed into the final day of the 2020/21 campaign level on goals with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, but the Egyptian’s blank against Crystal Palace at Anfield handed Kane the award after he netted Spurs’ second equaliser against the Champions League chasing Foxes.
Speculation has been rife over where Kane will be playing his future next season, after he recently reaffirmed his ambition to play regularly in the Champions League and win trophies. That’s not something Tottenham can offer him at the moment, with the club unable to replicate the form that saw them reach the final of European football’s premier club competition two years ago.
But there’s no doubting that Kane’s ability in front of goal is up there with the very best in the world. His goal haul for 2020/21 marks the fifth time that he has scored 20 or more goals in a Premier League season, and he currently sits on 166 domestic strikes for his career.
He’s also chalked up 34 goals in 53 international games for England, and will again be the Three Lions’ primary goal threat at this summer’s delayed European Championships.
Kane won the Golden Boot during 2015/16 and 2016/17, but has watched on in recent seasons as Salah, among others, has gone to score more than him. Not only did he finish as the most prolific goal getter, he also grabbed the most assists (14) and helped Spurs – or hindered, depending on how you look at it – qualify for UEFA’s new Europa Conference League competition at the expense of north London rivals Arsenal.
Salah finished with 22 goals for Liverpool, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes came third after scoring 18 penalties, ahem, goals, and the top five was rounded off by Leeds’ Patrick Bamford – who has enjoyed a superb first season in the top flight under Marcelo Bielsa – and Kane’s teammate at Spurs, Son Heung-min.