Jamie Vardy Extends Leicester City Contract
- Striker Jamie Vardy signs contract extension with Leicester City to 2024
- The 35-year-old celebrated 10 years at the Club in May
- He is the Foxes’ third highest scorer of all time with 164 goals
The 35-year-old, who signed from then non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012, has made 387 appearances for City in all competitions and is third on the Club’s all-time leading goalscorer list with 164 goals.
He has won the Premier League, FA Cup, Community Shield and Championship titles with the Foxes and celebrated an impressive decade at the Club in May this year.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Vardy said: “I’m obviously over the moon. Once I heard it was something the Club was looking at, there was only one thing that was going to happen, and I was going to sign it. The decision was easy.
“I’ve been here long enough now that I feel like part of the furniture. I think you can see with the way we’re trying to play, the way the Club’s wanting to go, that it’s going to be onwards and upwards.
I’m obviously over the moon. Once I heard it was something the Club was looking at, there was only one thing that was going to happen, and I was going to sign it. The decision was easy.Jamie Vardy LCFC TV
“To carry on being involved with that, I was over the moon. Now it’s all about this season and finishing as high as we can. My legs are still feeling great so I’ll carry that on helping the Club as much as I can, whether that’s scoring or assisting, that’s what I’m here to do.”
Since signing for Leicester City from then non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012, Vardy has gone on to establish himself as one of the leading strikers in world football.
He was a key figure in the Club’s promotion to the top-flight in 2013/14, finding the net on 16 occasions, and played a vital role in the historic escape from relegation upon City’s return to the Premier League in 2014/15.
During our title-winning season the following campaign, Vardy scored 24 times in all competitions, including in 11 consecutive Premier League games, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of 10 with a brilliant finish against Manchester United at King Power Stadium in November 2015.
Vardy: The Decision Was Easy
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy explains why he decided to extend his contract at the Club until 2024 this week.
In 2016/17, the forward’s crucial away goal against Seville in the last-16 of an incredible run in the UEFA Champions League secured City a place in the last eight of the competition, where they were the last-remaining English representative.
His remarkable form in front of goal continued in the seasons that followed, and in 2019/20 he became the oldest winner of the Premier League Golden Boot, netting 23 goals, including reaching his century of Premier League strikes against Crystal Palace in July 2020.
In 2020/21, Vardy continued to be a mainstay in the team that won the Emirates FA Cup for the first time in the Club’s history, featuring for the Foxes 42 times in all competitions and finding the net on 17 occasions. He added a further 17 goals in just 33 appearances last term as City won the Community Shield and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League.
He made his senior England debut in June 2015 in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland, and won 26 caps for his country, scoring seven goals and representing the Three Lions at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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