Looking to inspire the future generation, the Museum of London will celebrate one of the city’s sporting heroes this summer, with a new display on the world-leading striker and England captain Harry Kane.

Harry Kane is set to be one of England’s greatest players of all-time and he’s not even done yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Museum of London from creating a special display dedicated to the striker. Opening 21 May 2022, Harry Kane: I want to play football features rarely seen personal items, family photos and iconic objects to document Harry's career so far: from his first club, to winning golden boot awards and being named England captain.

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The display captures Kane’s early years as a football fan and aspiring player, following him to play for three London clubs- Leyton Orient, Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur- through to his international career as captain of a history-making England side. Using personal insights from Kane himself, the display explores the setbacks, resilience and successes that have defined the 28-year-old’s career to date, as well as his determination to succeed at the highest level of the game.

The display will see exclusive items of sporting history memorabilia going on display for the first time, including shirts from England, Leyton Orient, Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur; Kane’s debut England shirt, where he scored against Lithuania just 79 seconds after coming on the pitch; Kane’s MBE, awarded in March 2019 for ‘services to sport’ after leading England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and winning a golden boot award; the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot. Kane is one of only two British players to receive a Golden Boot at a World Cup competition, where he was named Man of the Match three times. 

Speaking about the display, Kane said: "The Museum of London got in touch and wanted a Londoner to inspire young children to be their best so I am delighted to have all my memorabilia on show, with trophies, shirts, golden boots and some personal pieces which haven't been seen publicly before.

“I’ve got three kids now so I know how important it is to inspire the younger generation and help them understand how far you can go with hard work, dedication and self-belief.

“The display runs until the World Cup and is free to enter so I'd encourage everyone to go down and see it if they have the chance. There are some really special items in there – from my World Cup golden boot and MBE to the shirt and armband from my first game as England captain – which mean a lot to me.

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Harry Kane: I want to play football runs from 21 May 2022 until December 2022.