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Posted 16th July 2012 at 09:00 am

An England international who has enjoyed a meteoric rise from non-league football…

A hard-working striker that scored goals at a prolific rate in non-league football with Fleetwood Town, Jamie Vardy has enjoyed a phenomenal last few seasons with the Foxes. 

After joining in 2012, the striker went on to became a huge favourite with fans and team-mates in 2013/14 for his typically energetic and all-action displays on the field, showing that he had well and truly found his feet in the division. 

As well as winning seven penalties thanks to his pace and willingness to run at defenders, Vardy scored an impressive 16 goals alongside David Nugent in the City attack – including a memorable strike against Queens Park Rangers. 

It was a similar success story in the Premier League for Vardy too, as he announced his arrival with a brilliant goal to give Leicester City a 4-3 lead in their famous 5-3 victory over Manchester United in September 2014. 

His performance levels reached new heights in the back end of the 2014/15 campaign and his stoppage time winner away at West Bromwich Albion will live long in the memory for all City fans. 

That form eventually saw him named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for fixtures against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in June 2015. 

His international debut then came in Dublin as a second half substitute for England captain Wayne Rooney, while Vardy netted a maiden goal for his nation against Germany – a brilliant front-post flick that helped the Three Lions to a 3-2 win. 

That goal came during a sensational Premier League campaign for the striker. Vardy netted 24 times for the Foxes en route to the title. 

He signed a new four-year contract at City in the summer of 2016.

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