Jamie Richard Vardy (born 11 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Leicester City and the England national team. He plays as a striker, but can also play as a winger,but who exactly is Vardy and where did he come from to light up the Premier League and even get an England call-up?
1. Jamie Vardy after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at the age of sixteen, Vardy began his senior career with Stocksbridge Park Steels, breaking into the first team in 2007 and spending three seasons before joining Northern Premier League side F.C. Halifax Town in 2010.
2. Vardy scored 26 goals in his debut season, he won the club’s “Player’s Player of the Year” award.
3. Jamie moved to Conference Premier side Fleetwood Town in August 2011 for an undisclosed fee. He scored 31 league goals in his first season at his new team, winning the team’s “Player of the Year” award as they won the division.
4. In May 2012, Vardy signed for Leicester City in the Football League Championship for a non-League record transfer fee of £1 million, and helped the team win the Championship in 2014.
5. In 2013-14 Vardy finished the season with 16 league goals as Leicester were promoted to the Premier League at the end of the season as champions and was named Leicester’s Players’ Player of the season at the club’s awards.
6. In the 2015–16 Premier League season, he scored in eleven consecutive Premier League matches, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record, and was voted the Premier League Player of the Season and FWA Footballer of the Year as outsiders Leicester won the title.
7. Vardy delivered a man of the match performance by scoring his first Premier League goal and setting up the other four as Leicester made a surprise comeback from 3–1 down to a 5–3 victory against Manchester United.
8. Vardy started the 2015–16 season by scoring the opening goal as Leicester picked up a 4–2 victory at home against Sunderland on 8 August 2015.
9. He scored the equaliser in Leicester’s 3–2 comeback victory against Aston Villa on 13 September.
10. With a brace in Leicester’s 2–5 defeat to Arsenal on 26 September, Vardy reached seven league goals for the season, eclipsing his goal tally of the previous year.