Few would have predicted that when Jamie Vardy signed for Leicester City from Fleetwood Town that he would end up in our top ten list of highest goalscorers in history.
Let alone that he would do so as a regular England international but he’s only gone and done it.
The milestone goal lifting him into tenth place in the all-time table came when he hit the consolation strike against Burnley in our last Premier League tie.
Up to ? for our no.9⃣… pic.twitter.com/XkOa6gzjw2
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 17, 2018
Having joined the club back in the summer of 2012 for a cool £1million price tag, Vardy opened his scoring account in the 4-0 League Cup victory over Torquay at Plainmoor.
With a total of 198 starts to his name and an additional 31 from the bench, he now boasts 85 goals to his name in a Leicester shirt. Those goals played their part in helping us win promotion from the Championship, consolidate our position in the Premier League and lift the Premier League title to experience a successful run in the Champions League and even in a poorer season once again this year, his goals gave us an outside chance of a European adventure.
Vardy also scored in a record-breaking eleven straight league games, a record previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy.
21 caps for England have returned 7 goals.
There’s nothing to suggest he’s finished either with him sitting on 21 goals so far this term.
He moves into tenth place with 85, bettering both Jack Lee and Alan Smith who hit 84 for the club.
1 – Arthur Chandler – 273
2 – Arthur Rowley – 265
3 – Ernie Hine – 156
4 – Derek Hines – 117
5 – Arthur Lockhead – 114
6 – Gary Lineker – 103
7 – Mike Stringfellow – 97
8 – Johnny Duncan – 95
9 – Jimmy Walsh – 92
10 – Jamie Vardy – 85
Club legend ?? @vardy7
— KLG (@KaiGarner16) April 17, 2018
Up to 4th no probs Jamie
— sadowitz (@sadowitz1) April 17, 2018
— Daniel Clark (@deecemachine) April 17, 2018
— LCFC (@LCFC91) April 17, 2018
Hopefully be ahead of @GaryLineker by this time next year!
— Kim Jong (@Jaz_Leicester70) April 17, 2018
Owing to those ahead of him in the list there was praise for those listed although somebody may have given Gary Lineker an awful idea!
On this evidence, we should scour the globe for a striker named Arthur! #lcfc
— Mark Peters (@MarkPeters81) April 17, 2018
Hope we can find a player to top this list in my lifetime. Might be a little late for Jamie #lcfc
— Bob Jones (@PuelRunnings) April 17, 2018
No tricky Trev on that list ?
— john #44 lesiuk (@lesiuk007) April 17, 2018
Chandler and Rowley the definition of stat padders.
— Ollie (@OllieParsonss) April 17, 2018
— Adam Hickling (@alhickling89) April 17, 2018