Jamie Vardy’s rise to the top has been so remarkable, so unbelievable, that a Hollywood movie will be made of his journey.
It's reported that pop star Louis Tomlinson, from One Direction, is the favourite to play Vardy in the film. However, work will not get underway on the movie until after this summer’s European Championships - who knows what the Leicester City striker, who looks set to win a Premier League winners’ medal, will end up doing in France.
Six years ago, life was completely different for Vardy, who was plying his trade for Stocksbridge Park Steels.
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Who? Well, quite.
The South Yorkshire outfit, who currently ply their trade in the Northern Premier League Division One South, were also once the club of a lad whose latest tweet has just gone viral.
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This tweet has gone viral
@climhntngtn - catchy Twitter handle, there - posted photos of his career compared to Vardy’s.
Vardy can be seen in his Stocksbridge shirt and then celebrating his recent back-heeled goal against Germany, while the lad on Twitter’s first photo is of him as a youngster playing for the non-league club’s youth team, followed by a picture of him grown up and looking very drunk on a pavement somewhere.
We can’t all be millionaire footballers, unfortunately.
This is the real quiz
The tweet has banged. In less than 48 hours, it’s generated close to 20,000 retweets and over 17,000 ‘likes’.
Vardy’s tweet after his goal against Germany, meanwhile, only received a pitiful 7,700 retweets - so we all know who the real winner in this situation is.
How will the Jamie Vardy story end?
It remains to be seen how the Jamie Vardy story will end, but the movie will hopefully have a happy ending.
How good would it be if it finishes with the 29-year-old lifting the Premier League title with Leicester before shining with England at Euro 2016?
The one negative, from Vardy’s point of view, is that his preferred choice of actor won’t be playing him in his film.
"At the minute, the film does look like it’s probably going to go ahead," the Leicester City striker was quoted as saying by The Sun, per Goal, last month. "They must be mad to be honest with you, but want to do it. We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d like Vinnie Jones."
Vinnie Jones, Louis Tomlinson - same thing, right?
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