Harry Kane Breaks Three England Records in Euro 2024 Opener

In a historic display, Harry Kane has become the first England player to lead out the Three Lions in four major tournaments. This is one of three new records the Bayern Munich striker has broken after creating history in England’s Euro 2024 opener against Serbia – live on talkSPORT.

Kane has been breaking records for fun in recent years, cementing his status as England and Tottenham‘s all-time leading goalscorer. His inclusion in Gareth Southgate‘s starting XI against Serbia at Schalke’s Veltins Arena has now moved him clear of his boyhood idol David Beckham, as well as Bobby Moore, Steven Gerrard, Bryan Robson, and Billy Wright.

“We all want to be remembered to have won a major tournament with England – not just to have had good campaigns.”

The 30-year-old has now captained England at four major tournaments, having first worn the armband at the 2018 World Cup, then Euro 2020, 2022 World Cup, and now Euro 2024. He has also played more European Championship games than any other England player in history, with his 12th appearance against Serbia surpassing Manchester United legend Gary Neville.

Furthermore, Kane has now played more games at a major tournament with 23, leading the way ahead of Ashley Cole and Raheem Sterling, who were previously level with him on 22 heading into the fixture in Gelsenkirchen. However, he remains behind Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson, and Sol Campbell, who have all appeared in six major tournaments for England.

Kane went into Euro 2024 as one of the leading contenders to win the Golden Boot, following his 44-goal haul in his opening season at the Allianz Arena. Should he claim the individual award, he would be just the second Englishman after Alan Shearer at Euro 1996 to do so. Moreover, if he tops the goalscoring charts in Germany, he would become the first English player to win the Golden Boot at both the Euros and World Cup, after his 2018 heroics.

While personal accolades are important, Kane has his sights set on a bigger prize – becoming the first Englishman since Bobby Moore to guide the national team to a major trophy in 58 years.

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