- Full Name
- Jamie Vardy
- Date of Birth
- 11 January 1987
- 5'10" (179cm)
- 11st 9lbs (74kg)
- Professional Debut
- 18 August 2012
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, as well as scoring in a record-breaking 11 straight league games.
He signed a new four-year contract at City in the summer of 2016, before scoring 17 times for club and country during the 2016/17 season.
A season later, Vardy once again hit double figures in the Premier League, netting 20 goals including a stunning volley against West Bromwich Albion that won the Club's Goal of the Season award.
He was included in Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, helping his nation reach the semi-finals and finishing in fourth place - their best showing since 1990.
Vardy continued his goalscoring form for the Foxes in the 2018/19 season and later confirmed that he would be concentrating more on his club form after an enjoyable summer with Southgate's Three Lions in Russia.
Vardy scored his 100th Foxes effort in a 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday 9 March in Brendan Rodgers' first home match in charge.
He finished the campaign with 18 league goals, hitting double-figures in England's top flight for the fourth consecutive season.