England top scorer: How many goals does Harry Kane need to overtake Wayne Rooney as all-time leader? | The Sun

THE World Cup preparations ramp up for England as they get into Nations League action before thinking about Qatar.

Gareth Southgate has to whittle down his squad to the final few and has some positions to worry about – but his No9 is certainly a no-brainer.

Harry Kane will continue to hunt down the England top scorers record.

Kane has leapfrogged Three Lions icon Sir Bobby Charlton to second place in the England all-time leading goalscorers charts and he truly has Wayne Rooney's tally in his sights.

The Tottenham ace – who scored his first England goal in 2015 against Lithuania – said: “Of course I think it would be an incredible achievement to break the record.

“I was lucky enough to be playing on the pitch and actually scored when Wayne broke the record himself. I saw how much it meant to him and his family. I did not really think that far ahead at that stage.

“But to be where I am now – four goals behind Wayne with plenty of games coming up this year- is an incredible achievement.

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“Whenever you are in amongst the names of Rooney and Lineker and Charlton and players like that you are doing something worthwhile.

“It seems like a long time ago when I made my debut. At the time it was just about playing for England – that was one of the best feelings and still is one of the best feelings every time I pull on that shirt."

England all-time top goalscorers

  1. Wayne Rooney: 53 goals (120 caps)
  2. Harry Kane: 50 goals (70 caps)
  3. Bobby Charlton: 49 goals (106 caps)
  4. Gary Lineker: 48 goals (80 caps)
  5. Jimmy Greaves: 44 goals (57 caps)
  6. Michael Owen: 40 goals (89 caps)
  7. Nat Lofthouse: 30 goals (33 caps)
  8. Alan Shearer: 30 goals (63 caps)
  9. Tom Finney: 30 goals (76 caps)
  10. Vivian Woodward: 23 goals (29 caps)

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