Harry Kane finished 2017 in style with his second hat-trick in as many games. His 39th goal in the Premier League this year surpassed Alan Shearer’s long standing record of 36 Premier League goals in a single calendar year. In his current form, there isn’t a striker better than Harry Kane but how does he compare to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry? We, Rush Football, take a look…
Premier League stats only:
Goals per Match:
Harry Kane – 0.71
Thierry Henry – 0.68
Tottenham’s Harry Kane has the slightly better goals per match ratio, scoring 96 times in 135 games compared to Henry’s 175 goals in 258 games. However, since New Year’s Day 2017 Kane has scored 39 times in 36 Premier League appearances, averaging 1.08 goals per match. Should the 24-year-old continue his unbelievable form, Kane will only increase his slender lead.
Assists per Match:
Harry Kane – 0.09
Thierry Henry – 0.28
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry assisted 74 goals during his eight years in the Premier League compared to Kane’s 13 to date. Henry’s impressive number of assists is mainly due to the strike partnership he developed with Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp, a partnership which saw them score over 200 goals over the course of six seasons.
Harry Kane – 57%
Thierry Henry – 60%
Frenchman Henry has a slightly better win percentage than Kane. This is mainly due to the 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons which saw Arsenal win 68% of games both seasons. Tottenham on the other hand, won just 50% of games across the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns, two seasons in which Kane was ever present in the Tottenham side.
Harry Kane – 14 to date
Premier League Player of the Month: January 2015, February 2015, March 2016, February 2017, September 2017;
PFA Team of the Year: 2014/15 Premier League, 2015/16 Premier League, 2016/17 Premier League;
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014/15;
Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2014/15;
Premier League Golden Boot: 2015/16, 2016/17;
PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2016/17;
FSF Player of the Year: 2017
Thierry Henry – 25
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2002/03, 2003/04;
PFA Team of the Year: 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06;
PFA Team of the Century (1907/2007);
- Team of the Century 1997/2007;
- Overall Team of the Century;
FWA Footballer of the Year: 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06;
Premier League Golden Boot: 2001/02, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06;
Golden Boot Landmark Award 10: 2004/05;
Golden Boot Landmark Award 20: 2004/05;
Premier League Player of the Month: April 2000, September 2002, January 2004, April 2004;
Premier League top assist provider: 2002/03;
BBC Goal of the Season: 2002/03
Our Verdict? Thierry Henry
Whilst Harry Kane is a natural-born goal scorer which his statistics show, he does not have the flair, trickery and audacity of Henry. The Frenchman is one of a kind.
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