As far as years go, 2017 was pretty decent for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
The England international’s hat-trick against Southampton on Boxing Day took him onto 56 goals for club and country in 2017 – more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Kane also broke Alan Shearer’s record for Premier League goals in a calendar year, having netted 39 to Shearer’s 36, which was set in 1995.
The 24-year-old managed eight hat-tricks in 2017, meanwhile, and the fact that six of those were in the Premier League makes that statistic even more impressive.
There was a time when many thought that Kane would not make it at Tottenham, but he has developed into one of the best forwards in the world over the last couple of seasons.
Kane, who is valued at £72m by transfermarkt.co.uk, took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank his teammates for the part that they played in him breaking all sorts of records during a brilliant year.
That sparked a reaction from the Tottenham fans, who were again on hand to hail their goalscoring machine as 2018 draws closer.
Looking back at 2017 like… ⚽😃
— Harry Kane (@HKane) December 27, 2017
Please Harry don’t ever leave Spurs
— Ferdun Osman (@FerdunOsman) December 27, 2017
— Spurs Thailand (@SpursThailand) December 27, 2017
HARRY KANE HES ONE OF OUR OWNNN ❤️ COYS
— Ami 🎀 (@timel0ss) December 27, 2017
Love you so much H, never ever leave us x
— LP ✈️ (@WinksEsque) December 27, 2017
— – (@EriksenElite) December 27, 2017
You are the best I love you ❤️❤️❤️
— نجدية كين (@NajdiyahAlnassr) December 27, 2017
— gary smith (@garyismith82) December 27, 2017
Harry u r a legend. Keep doing what you are doing. Roll on 2018 and show the world what you can do in a world cup as well.
— Joel Dowland (@joeldowland) December 27, 2017
Best striker in the world 💙
— Matty ⚽️ (@CashmoreMatty) December 27, 2017