Harry Kane will be the topic of a new exhibition taking place at the Museum of London that is fully focused to the life and times of the Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain.
Kane’s life and career are celebrated in “I Want to Play Football,” an exhibit that includes memorabilia from Kane’s upbringing in Chingford, east London, through his many accomplishments as a professional player.
The title of the show is drawn from an infant school assignment in which the young Kane created a quick handwritten list of things he could and can do — “cry,” “crawl,” and “swim” — as well as the great desire he had for the future: “I want to play football.”
Lo and behold, Kane did go on to play football. The young striker began his career with local youth teams Ridgeway Rovers and Gladstone Rangers before making his way through the ranks at Spurs and eventually becoming captain of his country’s national squad.
Now, at the age of 28, Kane is England’s joint-third-top-scoring of all time with 49 goals, and second all-time scorer for Tottenham with 244 goals.
“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,” Kane said as the exhibition, which opens on May 21, was revealed. “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.”
Archives, match-worn jerseys (including the one he wore on his England debut), memorabilia, and even Kane’s own possessions will be on display, including the Golden Boot he received for leading the 2018 World Cup in goals scored, as well as his MBE medal.