Oracle Cloud data analysis provides a deep dive into the Tottenham striker’s career milestone.
Rob Preston | February 05, 2023
Harry Kane entered rarefied air on February 5, when he scored goal number 200 in his remarkable Premier League career, a milestone reached by only two other players in the football league’s 30-year history. The Premier League will recognize the Tottenham striker’s historic accomplishment with a special Milestone Award medallion and engraved plaque, presented to Kane with cloud partner Oracle.
A deeper look into Kane’s career goal-related statistics—laid out below courtesy of Premier League data provider Stats Perform and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services—reveals the breadth and depth of his extraordinary accomplishment. Oracle’s Brian Macdonald, Carrie Nielsen, and Andres Quintana used Oracle Analytics Cloud to model the data collected by Stats Perform, tapping Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to join disparate data sources. And they generated rich insights using the platform’s machine learning-based Auto Insights and Explain features.
“We’re pleased to recognize this historic milestone alongside our partners at Oracle,” says Will Brass, the Premier League’s chief commercial officer. “Drilling into the data, with the help of Oracle’s world-class cloud technology, we can see how Harry Kane has been a model of consistency over the years, as a prolific goal scorer and a superb all-round Premier League performer.”
February 5, 2023: Kane, at age 29, became the youngest player to reach the 200 Premier League goals milestone on this date, when he scored in a home game against Manchester City just past the 14-minute mark. Former Newcastle, Blackburn, and Southampton striker Alan Shearer, who holds the Premier League’s all-time scoring record with 260 career goals, was 30 when he reached 200. Wayne Rooney, the league’s No. 2 all-time scorer with 208 career goals, most of them for Manchester United, reached 200 at age 31. (Total goal-scoring numbers exclude own goals.)
April 7, 2014: Having begun his career on four separate loan spells away from Tottenham, whose academy he joined at age 11, Kane rejoined Spurs and scored his first Premier League goal on this date, at age 20, in a home game against Sunderland. His second goal would come less than a week later—and the rest is history.
In addition to scoring 200 goals during his Premier League career, Kane hit the woodwork 36 times.
Kane has converted 88.2% of the penalty kicks he has taken during his Premier League career—30 of 34. In comparison, penalty kicks are converted about 75% of the time across the major European professional football leagues. Of the four penalty kicks Kane didn’t convert during his Premier League career, three were saved (against Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, and West Ham) and only one missed the target (against Southampton).
Kane’s three earliest goals in a match came in the first minute—at 43 seconds against Bournemouth at home on March 20, 2016, at 46 seconds away against Liverpool on October 27, 2019, and at 57 seconds at home against Leicester City on December 26, 2014.
Kane scored 13 of his 200 goals in second-half extra time, his latest in the 97th minute at home against West Ham United on February 22, 2015. Kane scored in the 96th minute, away against Chelsea on August 14, 2022, and in the 95th minute, away against Manchester City on February 19, 2022, and away against Liverpool on February 14, 2018. Kane scored 9 of his 13 second-half extra-time goals in away games.
Kane scored in 2 consecutive Premier League matches 39 times, in 3 consecutive matches 12 times, in 4 consecutive matches 6 times, and in 5 consecutive matches 1 time. Kane has scored 2 or more goals in consecutive matches 8 times.
Kane has scored more Premier League goals, 18, against Leicester than against any other opponent, followed by Arsenal and Everton (14 each).
Kane has scored more Premier League goals, 14, against former Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel than against any other keeper. Next is against Everton’s Jordan Pickford (12 goals), followed by Ben Foster and Nick Pope (7 each, playing for multiple clubs).
Tottenham winger Son Heung-min has delivered the most assists to Kane in league competitions—22 so far. In fact, Kane and Son—who is approaching a Premier League milestone of his own, having scored 97 career Premier League goals—hold the league record for career assists to each other (44 total so far). Former Tottenham teammate Christian Eriksen, now playing for Manchester United, assisted Kane on 17 goals.
Factoring in game time lost due to injury, Kane’s career Premier League goal scoring is pretty evenly distributed across age, with his most so far coming at age 24, when he scored 30 goals, and age 23, when he scored 29 goals. Kane has won or shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot award in three seasons: 2015-16 (25 goals), 2016-17 (29 goals), and 2020-21 (23 goals).
When the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur trailed Leicester City by a goal with only minutes left to play, a draw seemed unlikely and a win nearly impossible. After two Spurs goals in less than 90 seconds, fans couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed.
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