Harry Kane, a prolific scorer for Tottenham Hotspur, moved into second place in the list of Premier League all-time top scorers after his 209th goal in the recent win against Crystal Palace. Kane overtook Wayne Rooney, but he remains a long way behind the leader, Alan Shearer, who scored 260 goals during his time with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Even if Kane matches Shearer's Premier League record, he will still need 23 extra league goals to match Shearer's overall top-flight record of 283 goals in the old First Division, prior to the establishment of the Premier League in 1992-93. To become the out-and-out top goal scorer in English top-flight history, Kane needs to overcome the late, great Jimmy Greaves’ record of 357 goals in 516 leagues games during stints with Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham United between 1957 and 1971.
The article suggests that if Kane continues playing in the Premier League for a few more seasons, he will eventually overtake Shearer. However, Kane still has a long way to go before he can beat the overall top-flight record set by Shearer. Shearer scored 260 goals in the Premier League and an additional 23 goals in the old First Division, bringing his total to 283 goals. This means that Kane, who currently has 209 Premier League goals, needs to score an additional 74 goals to surpass Shearer’s overall record.
Even if Kane surpasses Shearer's record, he will still have to overcome Jimmy Greaves’ record of 357 goals to become the out-and-out top goal scorer in English top-flight history. Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 games for Spurs in all competitions to become the club's all-time top scorer. He also scored a remarkable 357 goals in 516 leagues games during stints with Chelsea, Spurs, and West Ham United between 1957 and 1971. This means that Kane still has a long way to go, needing 148 more league goals to equal Greaves’ record.
Arthur Rowley holds the ultimate English football league record with 434 goals in 619 games for West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, Leicester City, and Shrewsbury Town. Kane has a current overall total of 223 goals scored in English league football matches, including his goals on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City, and Leicester City. This leaves him 211 goals shy of Rowley’s record, which is unlikely to be broken.
Kane has the potential to become one of the all-time top scorers in the Premier League. However, it will take a few more seasons of consistent performances before he can break Shearer’s record. To become the out-and-out top goal scorer in English top-flight history, Kane still needs to score almost 150 more league goals to match Greaves’ record. Finally, Kane needs to score more than 200 goals to become the all-time top scorer in English football league history. While Kane has already achieved a lot in his career, it seems like he still has a long way to go before he can be considered one of the greatest goal scorers of all time.
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