Harry Kane is a true heavyweight! FIFA list the slimline England captain as 15st 6lb making him one of the heaviest players at the World Cup in Russia
- Official FIFA squad lists for the World Cup listed Harry Kane’s weight as 98kg
- This would make England captain one of the heaviest players at the tournament
- Roman Torres of Panama (99kg) is listed as the weightiest player in Russia
- Tottenham have their 6ft 2in talismanic striker down at only 13st 7lbs (85.5kg)
- The FA said it was an administrative error, confirming his weight as 89kg (14st)
To most of us Harry Kane is the perfect professional. He has a private chef, an aversion to alcohol and the kind of dedication that, to Gareth Southgate at least, made him the obvious choice to be England’s World Cup captain.
What nobody would accuse him of is being overweight. At least not since he shed the puppy fat of his youth and became a Premier League superstar.
But on Monday, on the squad lists published by FIFA, Kane was listed as one of the heaviest players in the tournament, second only to Panama’s Roman Torres.
On Monday FIFA listed England captain Harry Kane as one of the heaviest players at World Cup
The heights and weights of all 23 England players were released by the governing body
Torres weighs in at a whopping 15st 8lb but Kane is listed on the FIFA website as being just two pounds lighter at 15st 6lb (98kg).
Of the 736 players heading to Russia only three other players are listed at that weight and one of them also plays for England and is also called Harry. Mr Maguire, say FIFA, is also a big unit.
It’s nonsense, of course. FIFA claimed on Monday night that the information came from the national federations but it’s unlikely they have faulty scales at St George’s Park.
England defender Harry Maguire also weighed in at 98kg, according to the official FIFA list
Tottenham say Kane is 13st 7lbs (85.5kg), and at 6ft 2in that sounds right for a lean goal-scoring machine.
The FA said it was an administrative error, confirming his weight at 89kg (14st).
This follows an embarrassing episode in April when the FA apologised to Kane after tweeting a video that mocked the Tottenham striker following his side’s FA Cup semi-final defeat.
Gary Lineker suggested on social media that they have ‘added on the weight of expectation’ but for some players the opposite has happened.
England forward Jesse Lingard was listed as one of the lightest players in Russia – at just 60kg
Last month Ruben Loftus-Cheek told this newspaper he is 14st. FIFA now say he’s shed nearly 3st, which at 6ft 3in puts him in contention for the Tour de France’s polka dot jersey as King of the Mountains.
Those numbers might not add up but the ones Southgate has chosen to give his players came as no great surprise.
Jordan Pickford got the No 1 jersey and Dele Alli the No 20 he wanted, meaning Raheem Sterling was given No 10.
If there remains some uncertainty over who starts at left back against Tunisia, Danny Rose can take heart from being given the No 3 shirt ahead of Ashley Young.
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Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.