Stats from 2018 World Cup qualifiers
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The rags-to-riches tale of Jamie Vardy is oft-compared to something from a Roy of the Rovers comic book, with the Yorkshireman rising through the ranks from non-League level to become a Premier League champion and England international.
After starting out with Stocksbridge Park Steels, following his release as a 16-year-old by hometown club Sheffield Wednesday, Vardy enjoyed successful seasons for both FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before Leicester City took the plunge to sign him.
The whirlwind rise continued as he helped the Foxes into the Premier League and was then a mainstay of the side which upset the odds to win the title in 2016 as well as heading to the Euro Finals in France later that summer.
Vardy announced his international retirement following the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia, where he was a part of Gareth Southgate's squad.
"I just give 100 per cent in every game and keep getting my goals and hopefully that will continue until the end of the season and get me selected for the World Cup squad. But you don’t take anything for granted."Jamie Vardy