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Jamie Vardy is a Premier League winner!

Players of the Season: Jamie Vardy

Players of the Season: Jamie Vardy

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Vardy's goals win the Premier League for Leicester City!

Jamie Vardy has been one of the great stories of Leicester City's amazing season. In a story straight from a football fairy tale, Vardy has become a hero to thousands of young footballers, and footballers who play at an amateur level, in the UK and across the world. It was Vardy's fourth season at Leicester and nothing that had happened before could have prepared the football world for what happened this season. Vardy was sensational!

The England striker scored 24 Premier League goals and made six assists during the season and only Tottenham's Harry Kane scored more, beating him to the Premier League's golden boot by one goal. Vardy's season included making his competitive debut for England, breaking the Premier League record for goals in consecutive matches, scoring one of the goal's of the season against Liverpool, and being named Barclays Premier League Player of the Season.

"It really has been a dream come true."  Jamie Vardy.

What were Vardy's best moments?

Vardy has been in fantastic form all season, and has had some fantastic moments. Here are some of the key moments from this wonderful season:

  • The opening day of the season: Vardy scores Leicester's first goal of the season in a 4-2 win against Sunderland.
  • 28th of November: Vardy breaks the Premier League record for scoring in consecutive matches (11).
  • 21st of December:  Vardy is named as one of the top 100 players in world football by the Guardian newspaper.
  • 2nd of February: Vardy scores one of the goals of the season in a 2-0 win against Liverpool. He got the other goal, too!
  • 26th of March: Vardy scores his first goal for England. An amazing back-heel in a 3-2 win against Germany.
  • 17th of April: Vardy receives a red card in a match against West Ham. He is banned for two matches.
  • 7th of May: Vardy returns to the team and scores two goals as Leicester City celebrate winning the Premier League title.
  • 13th of May: Vardy is named Premier League Player of the Season 2015/16.

From part-time player to Premier League star!

Jamie Vardy was born on 11 January 1987 in Sheffield, a large industrial city in the north of England. He played for Sheffield Wednesday as a youth player, but was released when he was 16 years old because the club said he was too small. The rest of his story is one that will inspire any footballer who is playing at a low level and dreams of making it to the Premier League. At the age of 23, Vardy was only earning £30 a week from football, playing for a small local team called Stocksbridge Park Steels in Sheffield. His main job was working in a factory in the local area. Vardy started scoring lots of goals in non-league football (more than four levels lower than the Premier League) and moved to Fleetwood Town. He helped the team into the Football League for the first ever time and became the most expensive footballer in non-league history, when Leicester City paid over £1 million for him to join the Foxes. At 25 years old, Vardy was playing professional football for the first time and helped Leicester to promotion to the Premier League in 2014 and then, in 2015/16, scored 24 Premier League goals to help Leicester City achieve the impossible - win the Premier League title.

"I never thought I could make it to the Premier League. I just wanted to keep improving as much as I could and see where that got me." Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy made his debut for England in June 2015.

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Jamie Vardy was playing non-league football and working in a factory 5 years ago.

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hsn's picture
hsn
18/10/2022
TR
5537
points

Sentence-Nothing could have been worst than had taken placed in the past. But it happened in this economic crisis.
Note-In my opinion, the footballer received red card shouldn't be awarded like player of year etc.in no manner.


hsn's picture
hsn
18/10/2022 16:24
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5537

Sentence-Nothing could have been worst than had taken placed in the past. But it happened in this economic crisis.
Note-In my opinion, the footballer received red card shouldn't be awarded like player of year etc.in no manner.

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Hector Pinzon
10/11/2020
CO
496
points

In my opinion Jamie Vardy is the best striker in the Premier League.


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Hector Pinzon
10/11/2020 15:47
Colombia
Manchester United
496

In my opinion Jamie Vardy is the best striker in the Premier League.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
27/06/2020
TR
6511
points

He is one of the best strikers in English football history.
He will be brilliant in the Champions League and he played for England with Harry Kane in the past few years.
He is still committed to Leicester City in which I respect that a lot from him.


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mobeckham
27/06/2020 00:08
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

He is one of the best strikers in English football history.
He will be brilliant in the Champions League and he played for England with Harry Kane in the past few years.
He is still committed to Leicester City in which I respect that a lot from him.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/04/2017
SD
2903
points

Yes i do think he will stay with the foxes


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/04/2017 12:11
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

Yes i do think he will stay with the foxes

Martinr35's picture
Martinr35
16/11/2016
MK
528
points

I think that there are better strikers in the Premier League than Jamie Vardy. He'll play together with Kane for England. I think that the bigger clubs will want Vardy to join them as soon as possible.


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Martinr35
16/11/2016 19:03
Macedonia
Chelsea
528

I think that there are better strikers in the Premier League than Jamie Vardy. He'll play together with Kane for England. I think that the bigger clubs will want Vardy to join them as soon as possible.

davilillons
01/08/2016
ES
951
points

- I don't think that Vardy's the best player in the Premier League. I believe that Kane is better that him and more complete.
- I think that depend of the draw. If they fell in a easy group with easy teams, he would can score quite goals.
- Vardy will stay in Leicester City sure


davilillons
01/08/2016 17:56
Spain
Arsenal
951

- I don't think that Vardy's the best player in the Premier League. I believe that Kane is better that him and more complete.
- I think that depend of the draw. If they fell in a easy group with easy teams, he would can score quite goals.
- Vardy will stay in Leicester City sure

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assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

I think he will stay at Leicester,he signed for other five years with Leicester City.


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assemjuve
23/07/2016 20:15
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think he will stay at Leicester,he signed for other five years with Leicester City.

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assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Correct me. I think he will perform well in the champions league next season,but playing in this competition is more difficult than playing in the premiere league,Kane and Vardy will play in the English squad together,now with Sam Allardice let us see how will they perform,because Kane did not perform will when Hudgson was the manager.


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assemjuve
23/07/2016 20:13
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Correct me. I think he will perform well in the champions league next season,but playing in this competition is more difficult than playing in the premiere league,Kane and Vardy will play in the English squad together,now with Sam Allardice let us see how will they perform,because Kane did not perform will when Hudgson was the manager.

Rich's picture
Rich
24/07/2016
ES
594
points

Hi AssemJuve

Like in the previous message, try to think about your punctuation. I have re-written your message below, try to compare the two versions and think about the differences.

I think he will perform well in the Champions League next season but it will be more difficult than playing in the Premier League. Vardy and Harry Kane will play together for England now that Sam Allardyce is manager. Let's see how they do together because Kane didn't do well when Hodgson was the manager.


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Rich
24/07/2016 20:47
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi AssemJuve

Like in the previous message, try to think about your punctuation. I have re-written your message below, try to compare the two versions and think about the differences.

I think he will perform well in the Champions League next season but it will be more difficult than playing in the Premier League. Vardy and Harry Kane will play together for England now that Sam Allardyce is manager. Let's see how they do together because Kane didn't do well when Hodgson was the manager.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
23/07/2016
PS
3705
points

Correct me.

(1) Vardy is the best striker in this season, he was a part of the story that Leicester City wrote it, (2) he scored a lot of goals that led the team into the top of the table,he had a big chance to be the top scorer,but winning the title is more important.


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assemjuve
23/07/2016 20:07
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Correct me.

(1) Vardy is the best striker in this season, he was a part of the story that Leicester City wrote it, (2) he scored a lot of goals that led the team into the top of the table,he had a big chance to be the top scorer,but winning the title is more important.

Rich's picture
Rich
24/07/2016
ES
594
points

Hi AssemJuve

I've added a few comments below. Look at the numbers in your original message.

(1) Vardy was the best striker last season and was part of the amazing Leicester City story. (I've changed the verbs into the past).

(2) He scored a lot of goals that led the team to the top of the table and had a big chance to be the top scorer, but winning the title was more important. (Thinking about punctuation: your message should be at least two sentences, so remember to use capital letters and conjunctions such as 'and' rather than just commas. If you do this it will stop your message from looking like a list).

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
24/07/2016 20:38
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi AssemJuve

I've added a few comments below. Look at the numbers in your original message.

(1) Vardy was the best striker last season and was part of the amazing Leicester City story. (I've changed the verbs into the past).

(2) He scored a lot of goals that led the team to the top of the table and had a big chance to be the top scorer, but winning the title was more important. (Thinking about punctuation: your message should be at least two sentences, so remember to use capital letters and conjunctions such as 'and' rather than just commas. If you do this it will stop your message from looking like a list).

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Elite
19/07/2016
NG
33
points

yes he will stay at leicester city


Elite
19/07/2016 11:46
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

yes he will stay at leicester city

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

I think he made up his mind a long time ago. He is part of the Foxes and he'll stay there as long as he is happy.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016 15:11
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I think he made up his mind a long time ago. He is part of the Foxes and he'll stay there as long as he is happy.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

He will prove himself even on the highest level. Champions league is going to be unpredictable this season..


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016 15:09
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

He will prove himself even on the highest level. Champions league is going to be unpredictable this season..

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016
ME
3557
points

Maybe he's not the best player in the PL but he made the biggest progress in the history of this game!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/07/2016 15:07
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Maybe he's not the best player in the PL but he made the biggest progress in the history of this game!

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

Leicester City's striker, Jamie Vardy, has been fantastic in this season's Premier League.


joto
15/06/2016 08:32
Austria
Stoke City
271

Leicester City's striker, Jamie Vardy, has been fantastic in this season's Premier League.

haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Yes, he’s the best striker in the Premier League. Ryadh mahrez scored lots of goal as a winger.


haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016 15:42
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Yes, he’s the best striker in the Premier League. Ryadh mahrez scored lots of goal as a winger.

haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016
TN
3189
points

I don’t think he will stay with Leicester City. As he came from amateur level directly to Premier League, He will be a subject of long negotiation when the transfer window will be opened. He will stay, if he refuses to leave his team.


haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016 15:42
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I don’t think he will stay with Leicester City. As he came from amateur level directly to Premier League, He will be a subject of long negotiation when the transfer window will be opened. He will stay, if he refuses to leave his team.

haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Jamie Vardy has been fantastic in this season's Premier League. By scoring 24 Premier League goals and making 6 assists during the season, he must be pretty confident in himself and his effort.


haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016 15:40
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Jamie Vardy has been fantastic in this season's Premier League. By scoring 24 Premier League goals and making 6 assists during the season, he must be pretty confident in himself and his effort.

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elghoul
31/05/2016
DZ
3988
points

Vardy my favorite striker will help England make a big European cup.
I am not sure he will stay as Leicester forward but I guess he will have a great futur with England team.


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elghoul
31/05/2016 17:27
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Vardy my favorite striker will help England make a big European cup.
I am not sure he will stay as Leicester forward but I guess he will have a great futur with England team.

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kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

I think vardy will stay at Leicester at least for another year to show his appreciation for the club which has made him who he is; bringing him to the limelight. I must admit there will be tempting offers thou.


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kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 09:26
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

I think vardy will stay at Leicester at least for another year to show his appreciation for the club which has made him who he is; bringing him to the limelight. I must admit there will be tempting offers thou.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

The pair ( Vardy and Kane ) have both been very successful in the epl and in their country's first friendly few days ago so I expect the two of them to make the mark to be part of the squard


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 09:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

The pair ( Vardy and Kane ) have both been very successful in the epl and in their country's first friendly few days ago so I expect the two of them to make the mark to be part of the squard

haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016
TN
3189
points

epl???


haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016 15:48
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

epl???

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

I think vardy will do quite well in the champions league though he might be faced with some more challenging defenders from other leagues who would like to prevent him from scoring knowing what he has done in the epl.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 09:20
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

I think vardy will do quite well in the champions league though he might be faced with some more challenging defenders from other leagues who would like to prevent him from scoring knowing what he has done in the epl.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

Vardy has been the best striker in the premier league by far this season; very clinical.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 09:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

Vardy has been the best striker in the premier league by far this season; very clinical.

haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016
TN
3189
points

hi kwesimanifest, What do you mean by 'clinical'?


haydi's picture
haydi
02/06/2016 15:45
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

hi kwesimanifest, What do you mean by 'clinical'?

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

There are a lot of people with talent just like vardy in ghana just that we lack the right structures to nurture these talents and each one has to fight their ways through and Vardy's resilience should serve as a source of encouragement to all such people.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 01:01
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

There are a lot of people with talent just like vardy in ghana just that we lack the right structures to nurture these talents and each one has to fight their ways through and Vardy's resilience should serve as a source of encouragement to all such people.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

I think vardy would stay with leicester. At this point a move away could be very tempting but he must consider what the team has made him and be loyal at least for another year then he can move on.


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kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 00:48
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

I think vardy would stay with leicester. At this point a move away could be very tempting but he must consider what the team has made him and be loyal at least for another year then he can move on.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

With the kind of performances they( Vardy and Kane ) both put up during the league and the friendly match so far I think they heave a high possibility of making the mark to be part of the 3 lions squard


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 00:46
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

With the kind of performances they( Vardy and Kane ) both put up during the league and the friendly match so far I think they heave a high possibility of making the mark to be part of the 3 lions squard

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
31/05/2016
GH
4770
points

Vardy is the best striker in the premier league this season by far. I think he would be a quite good in the the champions league though he might be faced with more stronger defences because every opponent would like to prevent him from scoring and these are likely not to be epl teams.


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kwesimanifest
31/05/2016 00:44
Ghana
Manchester United
4770

Vardy is the best striker in the premier league this season by far. I think he would be a quite good in the the champions league though he might be faced with more stronger defences because every opponent would like to prevent him from scoring and these are likely not to be epl teams.

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