Arsenal's Thierry Henry (left and Tottenham's Harry Kane (right) celebrate goals for Arsenal and Tottenham respectively.

Comparing Harry Kane and Thierry Henry’s records for Spurs & Arsenal

There can be little debate that Harry Kane and Thierry Henry both rank as two of the best Premier League strikers we have ever seen. But how do their overall records compare?

Kane called it quits on his Tottenham career this summer as he completed a blockbuster move to join Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

We’re in no doubt that the 30-year-old will probably return to the Premier League one day, after all he is just 47 goals behind Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record as things stand.

Upon leaving Spurs, Kane gave a heartfelt goodbye message to Tottenham fans as he felt it was the right time in his career to experience a new challenge.

“I wanted to be the first to tell you Tottenham fans that I will be leaving the club today,” he said on social media. “Obviously a lot of emotions going through me right now, sad to be leaving the club I’ve spent nearly 20 years of my life at from an 11-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man.

“Hard to put into words how to say goodbye to a club and fans who have done so much for me in my career.”

Considering the ridiculous number of goals Kane has scored throughout his career, it is only right that we stack his records up against some of the greats of the past.

Arsenal fans know what it’s like to wave goodbye to your all-time top goalscorer as Henry opted for a fresh challenge outside of North London in 2007 to join Barcelona.

Prior to hanging up his boots, Henry did enjoy one final hurrah with the Gunners as he joined them for a short spell on loan in 2011–12.

As Kane has now left the Premier League, that got us thinking about who had the better overall record between the two forwards. And how do their goals per game records compare?

We’ve taken a look at their stats in detail to see how the two North London greats compare, looking at their goals and assists in the Premier League as well as all competitions.

Harry Kane

Premier League

Games: 320
Starts: 302
Sub appearances: 18

Goals: 213
Assists: 50

Penalties scored: 33

Minutes per goal: 127
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 150
Minutes per goal or assist: 102

All competitions (Tottenham)

Games: 435
Starts: 385
Sub appearances: 50

Goals: 280
Assists: 64

Penalties scored: 42

Minutes per goal: 124
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 146
Minutes per goal or assist: 101


None (yet)

Thierry Henry

Premier League

Games: 261
Starts: 238
Sub appearances: 23

Goals: 175
Assists: 82

Penalties scored: 23

Minutes per goal: 122
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 140
Minutes per goal or assist: 82

All competitions (Arsenal)

Games: 376
Starts: 336
Sub appearances: 30

Goals: 228
Assists: 106

Penalties scored: 26

Minutes per goal: 134
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 150
Minutes per goal or assist: 91


Premier League x 2, FA Cup x 2, Community Shield x 2

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