Jamie Vardy

English association football player (born 1987)

Jamie Richard Vardy (born 11 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Leicester City as a striker. He is one of the most sucessful strikers in Premier league.

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy 2018.jpg
Vardy during training with England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Jamie Richard Vardy[1]
Birth name Jamie Richard Gill[4]
Date of birth (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 9
Youth career
Sheffield Wednesday
2003–2007 Stocksbridge Park Steels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stocksbridge Park Steels
2010–2011 FC Halifax Town 37 (26)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 36 (31)
2012– Leicester City 308 (138)
National team
2015–2018 England 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:31, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

Vardy won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016.[5] He has played for the England national team, but has retired from international play to protect his body from wear and tear. His club contract is by far his main source of income.

Vardy is very unusual, because he was a third division player who made it big when transferred to a Premier League club quite late in his career.

He 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, with 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.

The sports' highlight of the year was when 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.[5] He is the only player in Premier league history to have scored goals in 11 consecutive (one after the other) matches.[6] On 5 July, 2020, Vardy scored 2 goals against Crystal Palace to complete a century of goals in Premier League.[7]

International careerEdit

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 was also selected in England's squad for the World Cup 2018.[5]

On 28 August 2018, Vardy "stepped aside" 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.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 23 May 2021
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[9] NPL Premier Division 33 23 3 1 1[a] 1 37 25
2011–12[10] Conference North 4 3 4 3
Total 37 26 3 1 1 1 41 28
Fleetwood Town 2011–12[10] Conference Premier 36 31 6 3 0 0 42 34
Leicester City 2012–13[11] Championship 26 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 29 5
2013–14[12] 37 16 1 0 3 0 41 16
Total 99 51 9 3 4 1 0 0 112 55
2014–15[13] Premier League 34 5 2 0 0 0 36 5
2015–16[14] 36 24 1 0 1 0 38 24
2016–17[15] 35 13 2 0 1 0 9[b] 2 1[c] 1 48 16
2017–18[16] 37 20 3 2 2 1 42 23
2018–19[17] 34 18 0 0 2 0 36 18
2019–20[18] 35 23 1 0 4 0 40 23
2020-21[19] 34 15 4 0 0 0 4 2 42 17
Total 245 118 13 2 10 1 13 4 1 1 282 126
Career total 381 195 25 6 14 2 13 4 2 2 435 209
  1. Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. Appearance in FA Community Shield

InternationalEdit

As of match played 11 July 2018

Source: [20]

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 goalsEdit

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

Source: [20]

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 [21]
2 29 March 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 6   Netherlands 1–0 1–2 Friendly [22]
3 22 May 2016 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England 7   Turkey 2–1 2–1 Friendly [23]
4 16 June 2016 Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France 9   Wales 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 [24]
5 15 November 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 14   Spain 2–0 2–2 Friendly [25]
6 26 March 2017 Wembley Stadium, London, England 16   Lithuania 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [26]
7 27 March 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 21   Italy 1–0 1–1 Friendly [27]

HonoursEdit

FC Halifax Town

Fleetwood Town

Leicester City

Individual

ComparisonEdit

Despite his record, Vardy is not the most prolific goal-scorer in the history of Leicester City. That record is held by Arthur Chandler, who scored 273 goals for Leicester City in the 1920s and 1930s. Vardy is one of three L.C. players who have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or (the others were Gordon Banks and Riyad Mahrez).

ReferencesEdit

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Other websitesEdit

  • Profile at the Leicester City F.C. website