8 Facts About Jamie Vardy

1. Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy insists he still feels he is in his early 20s and wants to continue his career for plenty more years.

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2. In November 2015, Jamie Vardy launched V9 Academy, an annual week-long camp designed to offer coaching and guidance to 60 non-League players and offer them the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of scouts from league clubs.

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3. On 28 August 2018, Jamie Vardy "stepped aside" from the England national team, telling manager Gareth Southgate that he did not want to be considered for selection unless there was an injury crisis.

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4. On 21 May 2015, Jamie Vardy was called up to the English national team for the first time ahead of a friendly against the Republic of Ireland and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Slovenia.

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5. On 10 December 2016, Jamie Vardy ended his ten-match drought within the opening five minutes against Manchester City.

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6. For his run of good form, Jamie Vardy was the Premier League Player of the Month for October 2015, the first Leicester player to be given the accolade since goalkeeper Tim Flowers in September 2000.

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7. On 19 August 2014, Jamie Vardy extended his contract until the summer of 2018.

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8. Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Jamie Vardy started his career with the Stocksbridge Park Steels youth system at 16 years old after being released by Sheffield Wednesday.

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