Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA). He is 29 years old and has scored 22 league goals so far. His achievement that propelled his selection was to help his team become an odds-on favourite as they won the Premier League title for the first time this season.
He has also become the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches earlier this season.
Consequently, his record-breaking feat has captured the imagination of several writers. Another fact loved by the writers is his remarkable journey from non-league to the international stage.
Vardy won 36 percent of the vote, and beat team mates Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, who finished second and third. He is the first Leicester player to win the Award since it was started in 1948.