Biography Of Jamie Vardy
This post is about the Biography of Jamie Vardy, the Leicester City Football Club striker who along with the motivation of his coach and the support of his team mates, upset the odds to win the English Premier League.
Jamie Vardy: From Grass to Grace
Jamie Vardy had dreams of being a footballer, but was rejected by Sheffield Wednesday F.C. when he was 16 for being too small.
Not giving up, Jamie Vardy went to work as a labourer in a carbon fibre factory, working 12-hour shifts, so he could join 7th division team, Stockbridge Park, spending 3 years earning £30 a week.
At 20 years of age, Jamie Vardy was convicted for assault after a pub fight, but kept playing football, and had to play for 6 months with an ankle bracelet and a 6pm curfew.
In a world where footballers are transferred for millions, Jamie Vardy was transferred to Halifax Town for £15,000 in 2010.
At 25 years of age, Jamie Vardy was sold to Leicester City in 2012, a team that have never won the Premier League. Jamie Vardy only scored 4 goals all season and came under fire from the fans.
Jamie Vardy ended the 2014-15 season with the team on the brink of relegation, with a Thai s*x tape scandal that led to three of the players (including the then manager’s son), and the then manager, leaving the team.
Jamie Vardy started last season with a new manager, Claudio Ranieri, who had been out of work for eight months after being fired from Greece after only four months on the job.
So what happened in the last year?
Jamie Vardy breaks the Guinness World Record with 11 goals in 11 games and becomes the first player at Leicester to score 20+ goals since Gary Lineker in 1984.
Jamie Vardy helps lead Leicester City from 5000-1 underdogs to winning the Premier League in 2015-16 league season in what has been called the “most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport”.
Gary Lineker said of his hometown team’s victory that it is:
“the biggest sporting shock of my lifetime. I can’t think of anything that surpasses it in sporting history. It is difficult to put over in words.. It was hard to breathe. I was a season ticket holder from the age of seven. This is actually impossible”.
Alan Shearer has said:
“For a team like Leicester to come and take the giants on with their wealth and experience – not only take them on but to beat them – I think it’s the biggest thing to happen in football”.
Jamie Vardy was also named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year after that incredible season with Leicester City Football Club in 2015-16.