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Harry Kane can become the first captain in history to win the European Championships without having ever won a major trophy, according to research by betting aggregator

Not only will Kane be the first English captain to be crowned a European champion next year if Gareth Southgate’s side emerge victorious, but another season at Tottenham without silverware would mean the 26-year-old will become the first captain ever to win the competition without a single major trophy to his name. 

Compare that to the captain of the competition’s defending champions, Portugal where Cristiano Ronaldo has an impressive collection of 18 winners medals.

Despite scoring over 100 goals for club and country over the last three seasons and a hat-trick against Bulgaria on Saturday, Kane hasn’t been able to guide Spurs or England to glory – losing the League Cup final in 2015 and the Champions League final last season, while also reaching two semi-finals with the national team.

The Spurs skipper can also become the youngest man to lift the trophy while wearing the armband since Anton Ondrus won the competition as a 24-year-old with Czechoslovakia in 1976.

Meanwhile, Kane would also be one of the least experienced captains to lift the trophy with just 39 caps currently to his name compared to the average Euros winning captain having 63 caps.


Raheem Sterling meanwhile, who is England’s joint top scorer in Euro 2020 qualifying with five goals alongside Kane, has won the most trophies in the squad with six and is also the most capped player with 51.

Euro 2020 outright odds – France: 7/2 England: 5/1 Spain: 13/2 Belgium: 7/1 Germany: 15/2 All odds via