9. Jamie Vardy

Full name: Jamie Vardy
Birthdate: 11.01.1987
Birthplace: Sheffield
Position: Striker
Joined from: Fleetwood Town
Signed by: Nigel Pearson
Nationality: England
First game: Torquay United, 14.08.2012
Last game: Chelsea, 14.01.2017
Games: 168 (141 starts + 27 subs)
Goals: 55
Unofficial Games: 1 Unofficial Goals: 1
Contract end: 30.06.2020

Player profile

Sheffield-born Vardy was brought to City in the summer of 2012 by manager Nigel Pearson as a non-league success story.

Scoring goals for fun in the non-leagues, a reported fee of £1 million, a non-league record, was shelled out for the striker. It could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million in add-ons, with Vardy signing a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium from Fleetwood Town.

He was on the youth books at Sheffield Wednesday but was released and then signed for local club Stocksbridge Park Steels at the age of 16. He caught the eye of numerous Football League clubs, including Crewe and Rotherham United, but he remained at Steels until FC Halifax Town secured his services in 2010.

After just one season with Halifax Vardy signed for Fleetwood and his career really took off, scoring regularly and helping the team to an unlikely promotion in to the Football League. Town turned down a bid from neighbours Blackpool for Vardy's services but couldn't resist when City came calling.

A determined, never-say-die character complements Vardy's eye for goal and City will be hoping their gamble pays off.

League Total
Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls
2012-13Championship264295
2012_1487_
2013-14Championship37164116
2013_1487_
2014-15Premier League345365
2014_1487_
2015-16Premier League36243824
2015_1487_
2016-17Premier League185245
2016_1487_
Total1515416855
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From/To Fee Date
IN  Fleetwood Town £1,000,000 18.05.2012

Appearances

DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
1 14.08.2012 League Cup 1 Torquay United (A) 4 - 0 1
2 18.08.2012 Championship Peterborough United (H) 2 - 0
3 21.08.2012 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
4 25.08.2012 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 2 1
5 01.09.2012 Championship Blackpool (H) 1 - 0
6 16.09.2012 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 2
7 19.09.2012 Championship Burnley (H) 2 - 1 1
8 23.09.2012 Championship Hull City (H) 3 - 1
9 29.09.2012 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1 1
10 02.10.2012 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0
11 06.10.2012 Championship Bristol City (H) 2 - 0
12 20.10.2012 Championship Birmingham City (A) 1 - 1
13 23.10.2012 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 0
14 27.10.2012 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 2
15 17.11.2012 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 6 - 0
16 24.11.2012 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 0
17 27.11.2012 Championship Leeds United (A) 0 - 1
18 01.12.2012 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
19 08.12.2012 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 2 1
20 15.12.2012 Championship Millwall (A) 0 - 1
21 22.12.2012 Championship Cardiff City (H) 0 - 1
22 18.01.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 0
23 26.01.2013 FA Cup 4 Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 1
24 31.01.2013 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 1
25 09.02.2013 Championship Peterborough United (A) 1 - 2
26 12.02.2013 FA Cup 4 rep Huddersfield Town (H) 1 - 2
27 23.02.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 0 - 0
28 26.02.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 0
29 12.03.2013 Championship Cardiff City (A) 1 - 1
30 03.08.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1 1
31 11.08.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
32 17.08.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
33 24.08.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 3 - 2 1
34 27.08.2013 League Cup 2 Carlisle United (A) 5 - 2
35 31.08.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
36 14.09.2013 Championship Wigan Athletic (H) 2 - 0
37 17.09.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 1
38 21.09.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 2 - 2
39 28.09.2013 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 1
40 01.10.2013 Championship Yeovil Town (A) 2 - 1
41 05.10.2013 Championship Doncaster Rovers (A) 0 - 1
42 19.10.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1 1
43 26.10.2013 Championship Bournemouth (H) 2 - 1 1
44 29.10.2013 League Cup 4 Fulham (H) 4 - 3
45 09.11.2013 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 2
46 23.11.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
47 30.11.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 3 - 0 2
48 03.12.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
49 07.12.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 3
50 14.12.2013 Championship Burnley (H) 1 - 1
51 17.12.2013 League Cup 5 Manchester City (H) 1 - 3
52 21.12.2013 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 1 - 0 1
53 26.12.2013 Championship Reading (H) 1 - 0
54 29.12.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 5 - 3
55 04.01.2014 FA Cup 3 Stoke City (A) 1 - 2
56 10.01.2014 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1 1
57 18.01.2014 Championship Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
58 25.01.2014 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 0 1
59 28.01.2014 Championship Birmingham City (A) 2 - 1 1
60 01.02.2014 Championship Bournemouth (A) 1 - 0
61 08.02.2014 Championship Watford (H) 2 - 2
62 20.02.2014 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 2 1
63 22.02.2014 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 3 - 0 1
64 01.03.2014 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 0 1
65 11.03.2014 Championship Barnsley (A) 3 - 0 2
66 15.03.2014 Championship Blackpool (H) 3 - 1
67 22.03.2014 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 1 1
68 25.03.2014 Championship Yeovil Town (H) 1 - 1
69 29.03.2014 Championship Burnley (A) 2 - 0
70 14.04.2014 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 1
71 31.08.2014 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
72 13.09.2014 Premier League Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
73 21.09.2014 Premier League Manchester United (H) 5 - 3 1
74 27.09.2014 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 2
75 04.10.2014 Premier League Burnley (H) 2 - 2
76 18.10.2014 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
77 25.10.2014 Premier League Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
78 01.11.2014 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
79 08.11.2014 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 2
80 22.11.2014 Premier League Sunderland (H) 0 - 0
81 29.11.2014 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (A) 2 - 3
82 02.12.2014 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 3
83 07.12.2014 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 2
84 13.12.2014 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
85 21.12.2014 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 2
86 26.12.2014 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 2
87 01.01.2015 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 2
88 03.01.2015 FA Cup 3 Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
89 10.01.2015 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
90 17.01.2015 Premier League Stoke City (H) 0 - 1
91 24.01.2015 FA Cup 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
92 31.01.2015 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
93 07.02.2015 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 0 - 1
94 22.02.2015 Premier League Everton (A) 2 - 2
95 04.03.2015 Premier League Manchester City (A) 0 - 2
96 14.03.2015 Premier League Hull City (H) 0 - 0
97 21.03.2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3 - 4 1
98 04.04.2015 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 1
99 11.04.2015 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 2 1
100 18.04.2015 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 0
101 25.04.2015 Premier League Burnley (A) 1 - 0 1
102 29.04.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 3
103 02.05.2015 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 3 - 0
104 09.05.2015 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 0
105 16.05.2015 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
106 24.05.2015 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (H) 5 - 1 1
107 08.08.2015 Premier League Sunderland (H) 4 - 2 1
108 15.08.2015 Premier League West Ham United (A) 2 - 1
109 22.08.2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
110 29.08.2015 Premier League Bournemouth (A) 1 - 1 1
111 13.09.2015 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 3 - 2 1
112 19.09.2015 Premier League Stoke City (A) 2 - 2 1
113 26.09.2015 Premier League Arsenal (H) 2 - 5 2
114 03.10.2015 Premier League Norwich City (A) 2 - 1 1
115 17.10.2015 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2 2
116 24.10.2015 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0 1
117 27.10.2015 League Cup 4 Hull City (A) 1 - 1
118 31.10.2015 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 2 1
119 07.11.2015 Premier League Watford (H) 2 - 1 1
120 21.11.2015 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 0 1
121 28.11.2015 Premier League Manchester United (H) 1 - 1 1
122 05.12.2015 Premier League Swansea City (A) 3 - 0
123 14.12.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 1 1
124 19.12.2015 Premier League Everton (A) 3 - 2
125 26.12.2015 Premier League Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
126 29.12.2015 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 0
127 02.01.2016 Premier League Bournemouth (H) 0 - 0
128 13.01.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 0
129 17.01.2016 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
130 20.01.2016 FA Cup 3 rep Tottenham Hotspur (H) 0 - 2
131 23.01.2016 Premier League Stoke City (H) 3 - 0 1
132 02.02.2016 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 0 2
133 06.02.2016 Premier League Manchester City (A) 3 - 1
134 14.02.2016 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2 1
135 27.02.2016 Premier League Norwich City (H) 1 - 0
136 01.03.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 2
137 05.03.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 0
138 15.03.2016 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
139 19.03.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 0
140 03.04.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 1 - 0
141 10.04.2016 Premier League Sunderland (A) 2 - 0 2
142 17.04.2016 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 2 1
143 07.05.2016 Premier League Everton (H) 3 - 1 2
144 15.05.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
145 13.08.2016 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 2
146 20.08.2016 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
147 27.08.2016 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 1 1
148 10.09.2016 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 4 1
149 14.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (A) 3 - 0
150 17.09.2016 Premier League Burnley (H) 3 - 0
151 20.09.2016 League Cup 3 Chelsea (H) 2 - 4
152 24.09.2016 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 4
153 27.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Porto (H) 1 - 0
154 02.10.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 0 - 0
155 15.10.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 3
156 18.10.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (H) 1 - 0
157 22.10.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 3 - 1
158 29.10.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
159 02.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (A) 0 - 0
160 06.11.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
161 19.11.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 2
162 22.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (H) 2 - 1
163 27.11.2016 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 2
164 03.12.2016 Premier League Sunderland (A) 1 - 2
165 10.12.2016 Premier League Manchester City (H) 4 - 2 3
166 13.12.2016 Premier League Bournemouth (A) 0 - 1
167 17.12.2016 Premier League Stoke City (A) 2 - 2
168 14.01.2017 Premier League Chelsea (H) 0 - 3

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