It’s been a stunning 2017 for Harry Kane.
The Tottenham striker has had a 12 months to remember, and capped the year with a hat-trick in his side’s 5-2 thrashing of Southampton at Wembley.
Here, we pick out the standout stats which highlight Kane’s remarkable run since January – and how his numbers compare with some of the game’s biggest names
– Kane has scored 56 goals in 52 games in 2017 for Spurs and England in 2017 – the most among players in top five leagues. (Messi 54 in 64, Ronaldo 53 in 60, Cavani 53 in 62, Lewandowski 53 in 55)
– Kane broke Alan Shearer’s record for PL goals in a calendar year. Shearer scored 36 in 1995 – Kane finished 2017 with 39.
– Kane has scored eight hat-tricks in 2017. Six of those were in the PL. There have only been six other hat-tricks in the PL this year (Lukaku, King, Aguero, Morata, Wilson, Rooney)
– Kane is the first player ever to score consecutive PL hat-tricks on two separate occasions (v Leicester & Hull in May and v Burnley & Southampton in Dec). He also scored trebles v Fulham and APOEL.
– Kane now has 94 Premier League goals for Tottenham – putting him just three away from matching Teddy Sheringham’s club record of 97.
– Kane’s 39 goals in 2017 were split as 21 from January-May and 18 from August-December. (Kane only had eight between August and December in 2016)
– Kane goals usually come in Tottenham victories. In fact, 37 of Kane’s goals have come in Spurs wins, with his goal in the 1-1 draw with West Brom and 2-1 loss to Leicester the only exceptions.
– Kane has shared his goals out evenly in terms of home and away games. He’s scored 20 times in Premier League home games – at both White Hart Lane and Wembley – and 19 on the road.
– Kane’s magic months in 2017 were May and December, when he scored eight times in each. Just don’t mention August… he failed to score in any of his three fixtures in that month.