Harry Kane wears special custom-made boots against Chelsea featuring the No 267 on the heel to honour Tottenham striker breaking Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring record for the club – before adding to his tally during victory
Harry Kane wore special custom boots against Chelsea on Sunday to honour breaking Jimmy Greaves’ goal scoring record at Tottenham.
The England captain, 29, broke the record long held by the 1960s star forward after netting the only goal in a victory over Manchester City earlier in February.
The club took to social media to post a picture of the boots – featuring the inscription ‘ALL TIME TOP SCORER’ and the date ‘05.02.2023’ – ahead of the London Derby, which Spurs won 2-0 to consolidate their place in the Premier League’s top four.
The date marks the day that Kane broke the record, which had stood for 53 years, while ‘267’ on the heels signifies the number of goals he had scored for Spurs, before netting Tottenham’s second in the impressive home victory.
Spurs’ 2-0 win in north London heaped yet more misery on Graham Potter, who is now under significant pressure at Chelsea having dropped 14 points behind Antonio Conte’s side.
Harry Kane wore special boots against Chelsea on Sunday to honour his recent scoring record
Engraved on the heel is the number 267 – the number of goals to beat Jimmy Greaves’ record
The Tottenham superstar added to his impressive tally, scoring Spurs’ second in their 2-0 win
It comes after he was honoured with a special trophy ahead of last week’s match against West Ham.
Kane was greeted on the pitch by Greaves’ widow Irene and daughter Mitzi Robinson, who presented him with the award along with another Spurs legend in Ledley King.
The trophy depicts a Nike boot worn by Tottenham’s talisman placed on a plinth that lists all 267 of his goals scored by opponent and date in chronological order.
Kane then later walked out on to the pitch for the London derby with his two daughters Ivy and Vivienne, who both wore shirts with the name ‘Daddy’ on the back and with the number 267 to mark his record feat.
In addition, Spurs supporters also paid tribute with one end of the ground unveiling a crowd motif reading ‘HARRY’.
Post-match, Kane stated that Spurs must now stay focused during a turbulent few weeks which included defeat to AC Milan in the Champions League, being thumped 4-1 by Leicester City and also seeing their manager Conte struggling to fully recover following gallbladder surgery.
The Tottenham superstar is pictured alongside Mitzi Robinson (left), daughter of Jimmy Greaves and Irene Greaves (second left), as well as former Spurs captain Ledley King (right)
The legendary Greaves had previously held the record thanks to his goals during the 1960s
Kane’s 82nd minute goal put the game beyond doubt and piled even more misery on Chelsea
‘We find ourselves in a pretty good spot in fourth,’ Kane told Sky Sports. ‘We are still in the FA Cup and the Champions League. We got a lot to play for and we need to stay focused on that, we have a week to the Chelsea game so hopefully we will be ready.’
Kane also revealed that he had rallied his team-mates when asked if there was any truth in claims made by Son over whether clear the air talks had taken place at the club amid the poor run of form.
‘When you lose a couple of games or things haven’t gone as well, the leaders and more experienced players like to talk and help the situation a much as possible with the staff and the coaches,’ Kane said.
‘We’ve done that and full credit to Sonny for coming off the bench with a great touch and finish [today].’