Vardy Wins Premier League Player Of The Season Award
- Leicester City’s No.9 has netted 24 Premier League goals in 35 appearances for the Foxes this term
- The announcement comes just a day after Vardy collected his Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award
- Vardy becomes the first player in the Club’s history to win the Premier League Player of the Season award
After an emphatic season for Leicester City, striker Jamie Vardy has been named as the Barclays Premier League Player of the Season.
The England international has been in sensational goalscoring form the for the Foxes this term, netting 24 times in 35 Premier League appearances, while scoring some vital goals in the process.
After finding the back of the net against Sunderland at King Power Stadium on the opening day of the season, Vardy has never looked back.
A late penalty at Bournemouth three weeks later sparked a goalscoring run that will go down in history, as City’s No.9 went on net in 11 consecutive Premier League games to surpass Manchester United great Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of 10.
Goals against Chelsea, Stoke City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Sunderland, West Ham United and Everton followed, helping Vardy to the win the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the year, while also being named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Team of the Year.
It has been a truly phenomenal year for the Foxes frontman, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining the Club.
After making the move to City in 2012 from non-league Fleetwood Town, Vardy has scored for England, smashed numerous records and is now the first player in the Club’s history to win the Premier League Player of the Year Award.
Vardy pipped team-mates Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kante, Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan to the award, while also beating off stern competition from West Ham's Dimitri Payet, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld.
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