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Vardy's Staggering Numbers In Leicester City Blue

Leicester City centurion Jamie Vardy now sits seventh in the Football Club's all-time scoring charts after his brace against Fulham on Saturday.
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The 32-year-old, whose seven-year spell with the Foxes has coincided with Championship and Premier League title triumphs, has become one of the most celebrated players in City's entire history.

Now just three competitive goals behind Gary Lineker (103), Vardy has written his name into Leicester City folklore during the most successful period in the Club's 135-year existence, including the Leicester Fosse era.

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Fifty-one goalkeepers beaten

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Fulham's Sergio Rico was also in goal as Vardy scored against FC Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in 2017.

Since joining the Club from Fleetwood Town in 2012, Vardy has been a scourge for goalkeepers across the land, as well as wider Europe, scoring against 51 different shot-stoppers in that time.

Starting with Torquay United's Michael Poke, in a 4-0 success in the League Cup in August 2012, and culminating in Fulham's Sergio Rico on Saturday afternoon, Vardy continues to be a menace for goalkeepers of all shapes and sizes.

His exploits against Rico at King Power Stadium was not the first time Vardy has beaten the Spaniard, who was also in the net for FC Sevilla as he scored an away goal during the first leg of Leicester's UEFA Champions League Last-16 success over Los Rojiblancos.

A strong Premier League strike-rate

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

The 32-year-old striker is now just 26 goals away from joining the '100 club' in the Premier League.

While his second effort on Filbert Way on Saturday was his 100th competitive goal for the Foxes - owing to the fact that Community Shield strikes are not counted - Vardy is now up to 74 in the Premier League stakes, level with ex-Aston Villa man Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Should the former Fleetwood Town forward reach 100 in the Premier League, it would also put him level with Southampton legend Matthew Le Tissier - and above Carlos Tevez (84), Cristiano Ronaldo (84), Fernando Torres (85), Dennis Bergkamp (87) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (95).

Elsewhere, 20 of Vardy's goals for the Club came across his two seasons in the Championship, while he has also netted twice respectively in the UEFA Champions League (vs. FC Sevilla, Atlético Madrid), FA Cup (vs. Sheffield United, Chelsea) and League Cup (vs. Torquay United, Manchester City).

Eleven braces in blue

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Vardy's stunner against Liverpool in 2016 was the first of two goals that night - one of 11 braces for the Foxes.

In November of the 2013/14 season, as the Foxes built the foundations for a promotion bid, the Sheffield-born striker notched his first double for Leicester in a 3-0 victory over Millwall at King Power Stadium as City opened up a three-point lead at the top of the second tier standings.

Since then, Vardy has added another 10 braces to his Foxes catalogue, hitting the back of the net twice or more against: Barnsley, Arsenal (twice), Southampton, Liverpool (twice), Sunderland, Everton, Manchester City (a hat-trick), Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.

His hat-trick against Manchester City in December 2016, meanwhile, remains his only trio of goals for the Foxes in one game, but nonetheless helped his side secure a breathless 4-2 victory over Pep Guardiola's men on Filbert Way, with Andy King also netting for the hosts.

Home or away, same Vardy

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Jamie Vardy vs West Bromwich Albion
Jamie Vardy vs West Bromwich Albion

Goals away, especially at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion, is a speciality in Vardy's repertoire.

Vardy's ability to score both at King Power Stadium or further afield has been central to his success in Leicester City blue. In his seven years at the Club, the 32-year-old has scored 55 goals at home, compared with an equally-impressive 45 strikes away from Filbert Way.

During City's stunning 2015/16 Premier League title success, meanwhile, 13 of Vardy's 24 goals came on home soil. Over his time in Leicester, he has also scored 15 match-winners and has been City's Premier League top scorer for three successive seasons.

His tally of 12 strikes this term, on the other hand, stands him in good stead to make it four campaigns in a row, with James Maddison's tally of five making him the nearest rival to a crown which Vardy has made his own (2015/16: 24 goals, 2016/17: 13 goals, 2017/18: 20 goals). 

Seventh in Leicester's all-time charts

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Jamie Vardy

Vardy's 99th and 100th goals on Saturday edge him close to sixth-place in City's all-time charts.

As mentioned above, Vardy is now closing in on Gary Lineker's total of 103 in the Club's all-time record books, above fellow top-10 entrants Mike Stringfellow (97), Johnny Duncan (95) and Jimmy Walsh (91).

However, if City's No.9 is able to scale those heights, there is scope for him to climb even further up the charts, with Arthur Lochhead (114) and Derek Hines (117) within touching distance.

Third-place Ernie Hine, though, is some distance away on 156, while Arthur Rowley (265) and Arthur Chandler (273) complete the top three. Of City's current squad, only Academy graduate Andy King features alongside Vardy in the top 20, with 62 strikes to his name.

It's 11, it's heaven for Jamie Vardy!

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Jamie Vardy

Making history against Manchester United at King Power Stadium, Vardy scored in his 11th consecutive Premier League fixture.

No summary of Vardy's staggering numbers for Leicester City would be complete without a mention of his exceptional 11-game scoring run during the 2015/16 season, which made headlines around the world en route to the Club's maiden Premier League title success.

Ruud van Nistelrooy's 2003/04 record (10) was finally eclipsed in November 2015 - with a strike against the Red Devils, following goals past: AFC Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Arsenal, Norwich City, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Newcastle United.

Vardy's final scoring figure of 24 that season also eclipsed every other Foxes top scorer in Premier League history: Iwan Roberts, 1994/95, nine goals; Steve Claridge, 1996/97, 11 goals; Emile Heskey, 1997/98, 10 goals; Tony Cottee, 1998/99, 10 goals; Tony Cottee, 1999/00, 13 goals; Ade Akinbiyi, 2000/01, nine goals; Brian Deane, 2001/02, six goals; Les Ferdinand, 2003/04, 12 goals; Leonardo Ulloa, 2014/15, 11 goals.

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