NEW EXHIBITION HONOURS LIFE AND CAREER OF HARRY KANE

NEW EXHIBITION HONOURS LIFE AND CAREER OF HARRY KANE

It’s hard not to like Harry Kane. Not just because he’s a really, really good footballer but also because he seems like a really, really good guy.

His meteoric rise from a Leyton Orient loanee to one of the greatest strikers in the game is an inspirational story. So much so that an exhibition dedicated to the Spurs star will open later this month featuring memorabilia from his younger days growing up in Chingford all the way up to today, as he prepares to captain England at another World Cup.

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Harry Kane: I Want to Play Football goes on display from 21 May at the Museum of London and includes the England shirt he wore on his debut against Lithuania, in which he scored just 80 seconds after coming on in place of Wayne Rooney, as well as jerseys from his spells at Millwall, Leyton Orient and, of course, Tottenham.

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Fans will also be able to check out the captain’s armband he wore and the golden boot he won at the 2018 World Cup, when England just missed out on the final in an agonising defeat to Croatia in the semi-final.

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Exhibition Curator Zeynep Kuşsan said:

“Harry Kane grew up in London, and worked his way through grassroots football. It’s important to highlight this story and how important work is at grassroots.“With the women’s Euros and World Cup coming up, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about a player that has risen through London’s grassroots football and what it takes to play at the highest level of the game.”

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Speaking about the exhibition, Kane said:

“The Museum of London got in touch and wanted a Londoner to inspire young children to be their best so I am delighted to have all my memorabilia on show, with trophies, shirts, golden boots and some personal pieces which haven’t been seen publicly before.

“I’ve got three kids now so I know how important it is to inspire the younger generation and help them understand how far you can go with hard work, dedication and self-belief.

“The display runs until the World Cup and is free to enter so I’d encourage everyone to go down and see it if they have the chance. There are some really special items in there – from my World Cup golden boot and MBE to the shirt and armband from my first game as England captain – which mean a lot to me.”

 

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