Harry Kane had the almost-perfect 2017 on an individual level.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker ended the calendar year as top scorer in Europe.
The England international netted 56 goals, surpassing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have 10 Ballon d’Or trophies between them.
Kane’s stock has certainly risen over the last 12 months, and as expected, the striker has been linked with big-money moves away from Tottenham.
Despite his individual achievements, the 24-year-old has not yet won any silverware with Spurs.
The club came close in the previous two seasons by finishing third and second respectively, but in the current campaign, the title is beyond them as Manchester City have a 21-point advantage.
Due to Kane’s goalscoring heroics during 2017, many assumed that he would have been selected as part of UEFA’s team of the year, but the forward missed out.
UEFA names its 2017 Team of the Year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7M0oFjxUPc
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 11, 2018
In fact, Chelsea star Eden Hazard was picked as part of an attacking trio with Ronaldo and Messi.
Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne was the only other Premier League representative in UEFA’s best XI.
As anticipated, Tottenham fans were less than impressed with the snub.
So kane who outscored every single player in Europe in 2017 doesn't get in uefa team of season but hazard and de bruyne do. What an absolute joke
— 1 dimensional mauricio (@yidoo90) January 11, 2018
Laughable that Harry Kane isn’t in the UEFA Team of the Year.
He’s outscored every other player in Europe, playing in a harder league for a team and nation who are not so called ‘big’.
Over a goal a game ratio for an entire calendar year.
— Nick. (@NickHarden92) January 11, 2018
Kane not in uefa team of year! How? Why? What? When? #eufa
— Andrew Bremner (@AndrewBrems4) January 11, 2018
— Adam Wells (@Adam_Wells8) January 11, 2018
Harry Kane didn't make it into the UEFA team of the year?? 🤔🤔🤔
As in 2017.. the year he scored more goals than anyone, in less games…
What on earth was the criteria??
— Graham Shannahan (@FuzzyCoyote) January 11, 2018
Only uefa could have a TOTY with players who have scored less than half kanes goals put together and have only won 1 trophy put together. And still not have kane.
— Gabe Stewart (@gabestewart_) January 11, 2018
Switch Ronaldo to the left, ditch Eden and put Kane up top. Not rocket science UEFA ffs! https://t.co/wrJvqAeM3S
— AudereEstFacere (@PochOnPoint) January 11, 2018
Kane not being included in the UEFA team of the year is the biggest joke since him not being awarded an assist vs Swansea. There hasn’t been a better striker in the world in 2017. Stats don’t lie. pic.twitter.com/hd6avtg7B8
— KerryCOYS 💙 (@ElectricEriksen) January 11, 2018
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