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Vardy during training with England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Jamie Richard Vardy
Date of birth 11 January 1987 (1987-01-11) (age 34)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Leicester City
Number 9
Youth career
2002 Sheffield Wednesday
2003–2007 Stocksbridge Park Steels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stocksbridge Park Steels
2010–2011 F.C. Halifax Town 37 (26)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 36 (31)
2012– Leicester City 266 (119)
National team
2015–2018 England 26 (7)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2020.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 April 2019

Jamie Richard Vardy (born 11 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Leicester City as a striker. Considered to be one of the best strikers in Premier league, he won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016. He has played for the England national team.

Vardy started his footballing career at the age of sixteen, playing for Stockbridge Park Steels youth system. On his debut for Halifax Town in 2010, Vardy scored the winning goal against Buxton. He was their top scorer for the season, with 25 goals in 37 appearances. After leaving Halifax for Fleetwood Town, he became the season's top scorer with 31 league goals.

In May 2012, Vardy signed for Championship side Leicester City. In 2013-14 season, Vardy got the Leicester's player of the season award, thanks to his 16 league goals. The following season, Leicester was promoted to the Premier league. Vardy won his first Premier League Player of the Month award for the month of October in 2015 and won it again in November.

In what was thought to be the sports' highlight of the year, Leicester won the 2015-16 season of the Premier League, one season after promotion. Vardy won the Premier League Player of the Season award and was one of the four Leicester players selected in the PFA Team of the Year. He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on 22 February 2017. He is the only player in Premier league history to have scored goals in 11 consecutive (Meaning- one after the other) matches.. On 5 July, 2020, Vardy scored 2 goals against Crystal Palace to complete a century of goals in Premier League.

International career

Vardy was selected for the England squad for UEFA Euro 2016. He made his international debut for England on 7th June, coming as a substitute for Wayne Rooney against the Republic of Ireland. He scored his first goal for England against Germany on 26 March 2016. He has been selected repetitively in England squad since then. He was also selected in England's squad for the World Cup 2018.

On 28 August 2018, Vardy "stepped aside" (i.e. discontinued) from the England national team. He told manager Gareth Southgate that he did not want to be considered for selection unless there was an injury crisis.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Halifax Town 2010–11 NPL Premier Division 33 23 3 1 1 1 37 25
2011–12 Conference North 4 3 4 3
Total 37 26 3 1 1 1 41 28
Fleetwood Town 2011–12 Conference Premier 36 31 6 3 0 0 42 34
Leicester City 2012–13 Championship 26 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 29 5
2013–14 Championship 37 16 1 0 3 0 41 16
2014–15 Premier League 34 5 2 0 0 0 36 5
2015–16 Premier League 36 24 1 0 1 0 38 24
2016–17 Premier League 35 13 2 0 1 0 9 2 1 1 48 16
2017–18 Premier League 37 20 3 2 2 1 42 23
2018–19 Premier League 34 18 0 0 2 0 36 18
2019–20 Premier League 27 19 0 0 4 0 31 19
Total 266 119 11 2 14 2 9 2 1 1 301 126
Career total 339 176 20 6 14 2 9 2 2 2 384 188

International

Source:

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2015 4 0
2016 10 5
2017 5 1
2018 7 1
Total 26 7

International goals

As of match played 11 July 2018. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Vardy goal.

Source:

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 26 March 2016 Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany 5  Germany 2–2 3–2 Friendly
2 29 March 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 6  Netherlands 1–0 1–2 Friendly
3 22 May 2016 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England 7  Turkey 2–1 2–1 Friendly
4 16 June 2016 Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France 9  Wales 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016
5 15 November 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 14  Spain 2–0 2–2 Friendly
6 26 March 2017 Wembley Stadium, London, England 16  Lithuania 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 27 March 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 21  Italy 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Honours

FC Halifax Town

  • Northern Premier League Premier Division: 2010–11

Fleetwood Town

  • Conference Premier: 2011–12

Leicester City

Individual

  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2015–16
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2015–16
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2015–16
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2016
  • Premier League Player of the Month (4): October 2015, November 2015, April 2019, October 2019
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: March 2018
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2019–20
  • Conference Premier Player of the Month: November 2011
  • Conference Premier Top Goalscorer: 2011–12
  • Leicester City Player of the Season: 2019–20
  • Leicester City Players' Player of the Season (2): 2013–14, 2019–20

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