Who has Harry Kane scored against for England? Breakdown of striker’s international goals record and penalties

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Harry Kane is now England’s leading goalscorer after scoring against Italy and Ukraine

Harry Kane now has 55 goals to his name for England after the Three Lions captain scored a penalty against Italy and opened up the scoring against Ukraine. The 29-year-old’s penalty against Italy pushed him above Wayne Rooney at the top of England’s list of all-time leading goalscorers.

Not only did England win both their opening Euros qualifying fixtures, but Kane has extended his lead at the top of the elite club when he finished a pass from Bukayo Saka to put England 1-0 up against Ukraine on Sunday (26 March).

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England’s next international fixture will be their third UEFA Euros qualifying matchday when they play Malta in June.

As Kane and England celebrate his achievement, here is a breakdown of the England captain’s scoring...

Harry Kane scored his first England goal on his debut for his country in 2015 against LithuaniaHarry Kane scored his first England goal on his debut for his country in 2015 against Lithuania
Harry Kane scored his first England goal on his debut for his country in 2015 against Lithuania | Getty Images

When did Harry Kane first play for England?

Kane first debuted for England on 27 March 2015 after being selected by the then manager Roy Hodgson for England’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Lithuania.

Kane came on in the second half replacing Roone and scored within 80 seconds with a header from a Raheem Sterling cross.

He now has 81 caps for England and 55 goals.

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How many penalties has Harry Kane scored for England?

After last night’s match against Germany, Kane now has 18 penalties for England. He is the leading penalty taker for England and has scored 18 out of the 22 penalties he has taken.

Kane tops the list of penalty takers that includes Frank Lampard, Rooney, Alan Shearer and David Beckham.

Against which opposition is Harry Kane most successful?

Harry Kane has scored against 24 countries in total and 13 of those countries have seen more than one Kane goal.

Unsurprisingly, Kane’s efforts in the previous round of Euros qualifying fixtures have meant he is now most successful against San Marino. He has a total of five goals against the microstate and his four goals are the highest number of goals he has scored in any international match.

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Kane has 5 goals against San Marino making them his most successful oppositionKane has 5 goals against San Marino making them his most successful opposition
Kane has 5 goals against San Marino making them his most successful opposition | Getty Images

The Spurs striker has four goals against Montenegro, Bulgaria and Albania and three against Panama.

What are Harry Kane’s overall goal statistics?

Before he was captain, Harry Kane had seven goals to his name. Kane took on the captaincy role ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and now has a total of 53 caps as England skipper.

He has scored 24 goals at home, 21 goals away and 10 goals at neutral stadiums. Kane has seen most success as an England goal scorer during World Cup qualifiers, scoring a total of 17 goals. The 28-year-old also has 15 goals to his name in European Championship qualifiers.

Kane has a total of five hat tricks for England which is one behind the all-time record for the Lions. Jimmy Greaves has six hat-tricks to his name and the last one was scored against Norway in a friendly which saw England win 6-1 thanks to Greaves’ four goals.

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Rooney is currently England’s leading goal scorer of all time with 53 goals to his nameRooney is currently England’s leading goal scorer of all time with 53 goals to his name
Rooney is currently England’s leading goal scorer of all time with 53 goals to his name | Getty Images

Rooney has 120 caps for England with 53 goals. He was the youngest player to ever represent England at 17 years and 111 days, until Theo Walcott broke the record three years later. He does, however, still old the record for being the youngest to ever to score for England at 17 years and 317 days old.

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