Jamie Vardy joins Sergio Aguero, Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer in Premier League 100-goal club – in pictures
Leicester City striker continues his remarkable career journey by reaching a century of English top-flight goals
As rags to riches sporting stories go, it does not get much better than that of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
From starting out at Stocksbridge Park Steels after being released by boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday, the 33-year-old has worked his way up the English football pyramid – from the Steels to Leicester City via Halifax and Fleetwood Town – to the pinnacle of British football.
It is a football fairy tale that has seem him secure a Premier League winner's medal, 26 England caps and score a phenomenal amount of goals along the way.
And on Saturday, Vardy became the 29th player to seal his place in the Premier League's 100-goal club.
He reached this latest milestone of a memorable career by scoring two in their 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace, taking his record to 101 goals in 206 appearances.
In doing so, he joined an elite band of players consisting of some of the greatest talents to have graced the modern English top-flight, including the likes of Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer.
To see who else has made this remarkable list of goalscoring greats, click on the arrows in the gallery above or swipe on your mobile device.
Published: July 6, 2020 07:06 AM