Jamie Vardy

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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 33)[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
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 265 (119)
National team
2015–2018 England 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:10, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:45, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Jamie Richard Vardy (born 11 January 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Leicester City as a striker. One of the best strikers in Premier league, he won the premier league title with Leicester in 2016.[5] 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 F.C. Halifax Town in 2010, Vardy scored the winning goal against Buxton F.C. He was their top scorer for the season, with 25 goals in 37 appearances. After leaving Halifax for Fleetwood Town F.C., 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 City 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.

Leicester won the 2015-16 season of the Premier League one season after promotion. Vardy got the Premier League Golden Boot award. He was one of four Leicester players selected in the PFA Team of the Year. Vardy scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on 22 February 2017.[5]

International career[change | change source]

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.[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.[6]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 4 December 2019
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
F.C. Halifax Town 2010–11[7] NPL Premier Division 33 23 3 1 1[a] 1 37 25
2011–12[8] Conference North 4 3 4 3
Total 37 26 3 1 1 1 41 28
Fleetwood Town 2011–12[8] Conference Premier 36 31 6 3 0 0 42 34
Leicester City 2012–13[9] Championship 26 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 29 5
2013–14[10] Championship 37 16 1 0 3 0 41 16
2014–15[11] Premier League 34 5 2 0 0 0 36 5
2015–16[12] Premier League 36 24 1 0 1 0 38 24
2016–17[13] Premier League 35 13 2 0 1 0 9[b] 2 1[c] 1 48 16
2017–18[14] Premier League 37 20 3 2 2 1 42 23
2018–19[15] Premier League 33 18 0 0 2 0 35 18
2019–20[16] Premier League 15 14 0 0 1 0 16 14
Total 254 114 11 2 11 2 9 2 1 1 286 121
Career total 327 171 20 6 11 2 9 2 2 2 369 183
  1. Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. Appearance in FA Community Shield

International[change | change source]

As of match played 11 July 2018[17]
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[change | change source]

As of match played 11 July 2018. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Vardy goal.[17]
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 [18]
2 29 March 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 6  Netherlands 1–0 1–2 Friendly [19]
3 22 May 2016 City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England 7  Turkey 2–1 2–1 Friendly [20]
4 16 June 2016 Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France 9  Wales 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 [21]
5 15 November 2016 Wembley Stadium, London, England 14  Spain 2–0 2–2 Friendly [22]
6 26 March 2017 Wembley Stadium, London, England 16  Lithuania 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification [23]
7 27 March 2018 Wembley Stadium, London, England 21  Italy 1–0 1–1 Friendly [24]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of players: England" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 10. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. "Player Profile". F.C. Halifax Town. Archived from the original on 18 June 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. "Jamie Vardy". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. Worrall, Frank (2016). Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere. John Blake Publishing. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-78606-117-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gelson (12 August 2018). "Jamie Vardy Biography". Gossipgist. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  6. "Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill step aside from international football". BBC Sport. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  7. Meynell, Johnny (2011). Halifax Town: The Complete Record. Derby: DB Publishing. pp. 592–593, 628–629. ISBN 978-1-85983-974-4.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "J. Vardy: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  9. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  10. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  11. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  12. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  13. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  14. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  15. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  16. "Games played by Jamie Vardy in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Vardy, Jamie". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  18. McNulty, Phil (26 March 2016). "Germany 2–3 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  19. McNulty, Phil (29 March 2016). "England 1–2 Netherlands". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  20. Bevan, Chris (22 May 2016). "England 2–1 Turkey". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  21. McNulty, Phil (16 June 2016). "England 2–1 Wales". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  22. McNulty, Phil (15 November 2016). "England 2–2 Spain". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  23. McNulty, Phil (26 March 2017). "England 2–0 Lithuania". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  24. McNulty, Phil (27 March 2018). "England 1–1 Italy". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

External links[change | change source]

  • Profile at the Leicester City F.C. website