Jamie Vardy is an English forward who plays for Leicester City. Born in Sheffield on January 11, 1987, he played for Sheffield Wednesday before being released at 16. Vardy then embarked on a remarkable climb through the English football pyramid which began at Stockbridge Park Steels. His next stop was FC Halifax Town where, after signing in a £15,000 deal, Vardy scored 25 times in 37 appearances to win the Northern Premier League Premier Division and the club's Player of the Season award.
After little over a year at Halifax, Vardy joined Conference Premier side Fleetwood Town, hitting 31 league goals in the 2011/12 season to secure the title and a £1million move to Leicester City in May 2012 – a record for a player leaving the Conference. After winning promotion to the English Premier League with Leicester in 2014, Vardy was part of the Foxes team that won the Premier League title in 2015/16 and was named Premier League Player of the Season. His meteoric rise continued with an England debut against the Republic of Ireland in 2015 and Vardy went on to win 26 caps, scoring seven times, before stepping aside from international duty following the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- 2003: Sheffield Wednesday Youth to Stocksbridge – free transfer
- 2010: Stocksbridge to Halifax Town – £15,000
- 2011: Halifax Town to Fleetwood Town – £160,000
- 2012: Fleetwood Town to Leicester City – £1,7 Million
Jamie Vardy, whose birth name is Jamie Gill, is a prominent English striker, one of the most memorable English footballers in recent years. Vardy is a hard-working and honest man who climbed to the top, all thanks to his consistency. His career began in the 7th tier of England's football system, and it took him four years to make his Premier League debut. Vardy was an integral part of the Leicester squad that miraculously triumphed in the top-flight in 2015/2016. He scored 24 league goals and beat Ruud van Nistelrooy's record for consecutive matches with a scored goal.
Jamie Vardy’s Transfer History
Vardy's career began with his hometown club Sheffield Wednesday, of which he is a lifelong fan. However, he wasn't able to earn his role at the side and departed at the age of 16. He joined Stocksbridge's youth academy, where his senior debut later took place. At the time, Vardy's salary was merely £30 per week. In 2010 Halifax Town's manager Neil Aspin revealed that he's a believer in Vardy and paid a £15,000 transfer fee to get him in his club. The move proved rather successful after the striker managed 25 goals in 37 matches and even came one goal short of completing three consecutive hat-tricks. His contributions helped Halifax earn a promotion.
After just a single year with “the Shaymen” Fleetwood town made the transfer news announcing that they've acquired Jamie Vardy. Fleetwood was participating in the fifth-tier at that time, which proved to be under Vardy's level as he again went on a goalscoring rampage, managing 31 in 36 matches. This was enough to show the big English teams that he's a man with a future and to let the transfer rumours break free. Championship side Leicester announced in 2012 that they would gladly be buying Vardy from Fleetwood. It took him some time to adjust, but he contributed to the Foxes' Premier League promotion. In 2015/2016 The English striker was the main goalscoring force in Leicester in a campaign that defied all odds, including transfer odds. Leicester managed to clutch the Premier League title coming in as underdogs. Vardy's 24 goals during that season resulted in a wave of rumours and gossip surrounding his exit.
Chelsea, Arsenal, and Everton all had the Englishman as their transfer target, but he decided to remain loyal to his club. Vardy is now nearing his 10th anniversary at Leicester, and it's highly likely that he is still with the Foxes to celebrate it. His scoring pace doesn't seem to slow down, with 10 goals in 11 appearances during the new season. The football whispers continue speculating in which direction Vardy is likely to head. Atletico Madrid were the most recently interested ones, but nothing came out of it. We believe that the most possible outcome is Vardy remaining at Leicester and joining his favorite club Sheffield Wednesday at some point near the end of his career.