Harry Kane has been named the world’s best striker in an ESPN FC poll.
The Tottenham striker is placed above the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski on the list – it’s worth noting Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t classed as strikers.
Kane has scored 13 goals in 20 appearances across all competitions for Spurs so far this season. Last term, he found the 41 times in 48 games before winning the World Cup Golden Boot with England.
His inclusion on the list isn’t any kind of prestigious award, but it is heartening to see the 25-year-old come out on top of so many great strikers.
Once labelled a one-season wonder, Kane has proved the footballing world wrong with his unerring goalscoring ability in recent years and is among a rare group of players who can come close to matching the statistics of Messi and Ronaldo over the course of a season.
He was on the scoresheet in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday and will be hoping to be among the goals again in this weekend’s trip to Leicester City.