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A look at the Top facts about Jamie Vardy, including his career, childhood and love life as well as his most interesting quotes.

Jamie Vardy has had a fairy tale of a career in football. By now almost every football fan know that Jamie used to work in heavy lifting industry before making it as a footballer in his 20's. His inspiring journey lead Jamie from those working hours to lifting the

Premier League

trophy in just a few years.

At 33, Jamie Vardy has shown no sign of slowing down and instead seems to get better by age. He was at his best at the 2019-20 season and scored freely. His 23 goals and 7 assists helped Leicester City to end the season at fifth place. Although they were Liverpool's main title challenger for most of the season.

Jamie Vardy has started the 2020-21 season right how he stopped last season, by scoring goals in almost every game. So far, Vardy has scored 5 goals in 5 games for the Foxes and is keen to reach new heights with his beloved team. Here are the most interesting facts about Jamie Vardy you might like to know.

Top facts about Jamie Vardy you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Jamie Vardy. First we present you with some of the general information.

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  • Full Name

    : Jamie Richard Vardy

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 11 January 1987, Sheffield, England

  • Height & Weight

    : Jamie Vardy height is 1.79 m and he weighs 74 kg

  • Family Members

    : Richard Gill (Father), Lisa Vardy (Mother)

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Emma Daggett (Ex-Girlfriend), Rebekah Vardy (Wife)

  • Children

    : 4 (three with Rebekah Vardy and one with Emma Daggett)

  • Current team

    : Leicester City

  • Jersey Number:

    9 at Leicester City and England National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Capricorn

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Jamie Vardy Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on facts about Jamie Vardy is about his birthday.

Jamie Vardy Birthday

is 11 January, 1987. He was born in Sheffield, England. Jamie Vardy nationality is English.

Jamie Vardy zodiac sign is Capricorn. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 16th of January are:

Footballers

: Emile Heskey, Leroy Sane, Bryan Robson, Michael Keane,

Dani Carvajal

/

Actors and Actresses

: Olivia Barash , John Rebel /

Singers

: Mary J. Blige, Mustafa Sandal

Jamie Vardy Childhood and Parents

At this part we will look at the

facts about Jamie Vardy

Childhood and the family and background he grew up in. Vardy was born into a middle class family. His father, Richard was a crane operator and his mother, Lisa was a former employee solicitor.

As a child Jamie had to deal with poverty and many other challenges. As a teenager, Vardy also had to move out of the parent’s house due to constant quarrels with his parents.

Jamie was desperate to begin his football career but had to face a blow as his beloved club,

Sheffield

turned him down because they thought he was too skinny and not strong enough. Jamie did not disappoint and soon joined a football team, Stockbridge Park from 2003–2007, and worked off jobs in order to sustain himself.

Jamie Vardy girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

The first known

Jamie Vardy girlfriend

is Rebekah Vardy, an English model, television, and media personality. She was a contestant on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Jamie and Rebekah first met in 2014, whilst Rebekah was working as a nightclub promoter. The couple married two years later and have had a very normal and healthy relationship ever since.

Vardy and Rebekah have had three children together. Sofia (born 2014), Finlay (born 2017) and Olivia Grace (born 2019). Each one of them had one relationship before meeting each other.

Rebekah was married to another footballer, Luke Foster, with whom she has a daughter Megan, and a son, Taylor.

Jamie Vardy

was in a relationship with a woman named Emma Daggett and the two had a daughter together. All the six children are living with Jamie and Rebekah. Jamie is a family man and likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife and kids:

She’s changed me. She’s such a calming influence. When I was living on my own, for a footballer it’s easy to do the things that you’re not supposed to, or not what the sport science team says. For example, if there’s a packet of crisps, you’re going to eat them. The same with a packet of sweets. Go to bed at a certain time? You’re not going to if you’re on your own. Having Becky and the kids there is brilliant for me.”

Jamie and Rebekah had their share of controversies as a famous couple. In 2018 Wayne Rooney's wife accused Rebekah of leaking his twitter account information to the Sun newspaper, an allegation Rebekah refused to admit. Jamie took the Rooney's to court and the verdict is not known yet.

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Jamie Vardy Career

After a disappointing experience as a teenager at his most beloved club, Sheffield Wednesday,

Jamie Vardy career

started in 2007 when he signed with Stocksbridge Park Steels, where he instantly broke into the first team in 2007 and spent three years there before joining FC Halifax Town in 2010.

Vardy Scoring 25 goals in his debut season for Halifax Town and won the club's "Player's Player of the Year" award. His next club was

Fleetwood Town

where he continued his fine form with 31 league goals in his first season, once again winning the team's "Player of the Year" award as the club won the division.

Vardy's career breakthrough came in 2012 when he joined

Leicester City

in the Championship. Vardy scored 16 goals in 41 games as Leicester won the league in 2014.

The real fairy tale of Vardy career happened in the 2015-16 season as Leicester won the premier league against all odds only two years after gaining promotion from the Championship. Vardy was absolutely amazing that season as he scored 24 goals in 38 games.

Vardy also broke many records during Leicester's historic 15-16 campaign including the record for scoring in most consecutive games when he netted in his 11th game in a row. At the end of the season Vardy was voted the Premier League Player of the Season.

Vardy's best season since the winning campaign was the 2019-20 season as he scored 23 goals in 40 games and at 33 became the oldest player ever to win the League Golden Boot.

Vardy made his international debut in 2015. He has scored 7 goals for

England

. His most important goal was in a 2-1 win against Wales at UEFA Euro 2016.

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Jamie Vardy Net worth, Salary and Market Value

The 32 years Old England striker, Jamie Vardy has an estimated net worth of 12 million Dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Jamie Vardy market value

is at 16 million Pounds. He is ranked number 12 among all players of Leicester City.

Jamie Vardy salary

in 2020 is reportedly 7.2 million Pounds annually.

Jamie Vardy Transfermarket stats

According to Jamie Vardy Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 354 games for two clubs. He has scored 169 goals and has provided 69 assists for his team mates.

Jamie Vardy Transfermarket

stats shows why he is considered among most lethal finishers in the football world.

On the international level Jamie Vardy has scored 7 goals in 26 games for England.

Some Short top facts about Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is active in social media. Jamie Vardy Instagram account has around 1.2 million followers. In an interview he recalled a fun memory about his social media accounts after he broke Van Nistelroy's long lasting record of most consecutive goals:

“My phone was just vibrating in my pocket constantly. I left it all until Sunday morning and then worked my way through everything, which is not easy when you’ve got Twitter, WhatsApp, text messages, Instagram, etc. But some of the messages were unbelievable.”

The most interesting facts about

Jamie Vardy tattoos

is that once he had a seven hour tattoo session before Leicester City won their historic Premier League title. The famous tattoo was a clock showing the time his daughter Sophia was born.

Jamie Vardy religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Jamie Vardy Height

is 1.89 meters.

Jamie Vardy weight

is 82 kg. Jamie Vardy position is attacking midfielder. Jamie Vardy age is 23.

Jamie is a gamer and especially is crazy about FIFA. Unlike many of his fellow footballers, He prefers to stay home and play the popular game instead of going to bars and parties. In an interview Jamie once said that he prefers to stay home on his PlayStation instead of watching Leicester's rivals games.

Jamie Vardy nickname is Cannon because of his aggressiveness Vardy is a controversial figure.

Vardy was once captured in a video calling an Asian man ‘Jap’, an action which resulted in

Leicester City

fining him. and size on the football field.

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Jamie Vardy Quotes:

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Jamie Vardy is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his special qualities as a player:

"Obviously, when you're doing fitness work at a club all week and every week, it's all about specific drills for what you need to do on the pitch. So I'd be doing a different drill to the center-midfielders. It's all specifically tailored for me. For example, my drills are high speed. It's all about trying to break the line with a sharp sprint."

On his fairytale story in football:

"I pinch myself every day anyway. Everyone knows the road I have had in the game and how I have managed to get myself to where I am today."

On his working days before becoming a footballer:

When you are molding 30 an hour, it takes its toll on your body. It got to the point where my back was just hanging off. It was time to say, 'I can't do this anymore. so I decided to just quit and live off the football money. Luckily, three days later, I signed for Fleetwood.”

On his racism controversy:

"The word 'racist' is a permanent stain against my name. It's worse than a criminal record. Some people will never forgive me. Others will accept I made a terrible mistake and recognize I have learnt from it. It's on YouTube when my kids type in their dad's name, and it comes up 'Jamie Vardy racist'. On Google, too. It's horrible."

On how he got into football:

“I went to college and a friend got me playing for his Sunday side, I wanted to get back into it. After that, I ended up playing for 

Stockbridge Park Steels

 as a youth player, then I had broken into the reserves and then the first team.”

Jamie Vardy achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Jamie Vardy with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.

With FC Halifax Town:

Northern Premier League Premier Division in 2010–11

With Fleetwood Town:

Conference Premier: 2011–12, Conference Premier Player of the Month: November 2011, Conference Premier Top Goal scorer: 2011–12

With Leicester City:

Premier League: 2015–16, Football League Championship: 2013–14, Premier League Player of the Season: 2015–16, FWA Footballer of the Year: 2015–16, PFA Team of the Year: two times in 2015–16 Premier League and 2019–20 Premier League, Premier League Golden Boot: 2019–20, FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2016, Premier League Player of the Month: four times (October 2015, November 2015, April 2019, October 2019)

 Premier League Goal of the Month: March 2018, BBC Goal of the Season: 2017–18, Leicester City Player of the Season: 2019–20, Leicester City Players' Player of the Season: 2 times in 2013–14 and 2019–20.

With England National team:

2018

World Cup

fourth place

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