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Gareth Southgate Gets An OBE And Harry Kane An MBE In New Year Honours List

Gareth Southgate Gets An OBE And Harry Kane An MBE In New Year Honours List

Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane have secured a spot in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

England manager Gareth Southgate will receive an OBE and Three Lions captain Harry Kane will be awarded an MBE after being named in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

The 48-year-old former Middlesbrough boss took England to a fourth-place finish in the World Cup in Russia, as well as confirming his side's spot in the Nations League semi-finals next June.

Meanwhile, the Tottenham Hotspur star secured the Golden Boot at the tournament and became only the second Three Lions player to secure such a feat (the other being Gary Lineker in 1986).

"I'm an incredibly proud Englishman, so having had the opportunity to have represented my country as a player more than 50 times and then to manage the team at a World Cup has been an absolute privilege," Southgate told the Football Association.

"I hope that everybody that has supported me throughout my career feels pride in the fact that I've received this honour because I wouldn't be in this position without that help and guidance."


Much like Southgate, Kane is humbled by the honour.

"It's quite surreal, really," he admitted. "It's been a great year for club and country. It's hard to put into words really.

"I'm very passionate about our country, very patriotic and going back to England, it shows how good the summer was for the whole nation, not just from my point of view, but what it did bringing everyone together.

"I'm extremely proud to be a part of that and obviously thankful to all my teammates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio [Pochettino], Gareth, all the staff, the guys as well -- without them, I wouldn't be scoring the goals and getting these accolades."

Southgate won the Coach of the Year award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year earlier this month, while Kane finished third for the Personality of the Year award.

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