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Vardy has been recognised after firing Leicester to title glory.

Jamie Vardy named Premier League Player of the Season

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Jamie Vardy has won yet another accolade after being named Premier League Player of the Season. 

The Leicester striker, who has also just been named Football Writers' Player of the Season, has been recognised after an incredible season which has seen him go toe-to-toe with Tottenham's Harry Kane for the Golden Boot. 

Leicester confirmed the news on their official Twitter page. 

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Key man 

With 24 goals and 6 assists, the English forward has been instrumental in Leicester's title triumph, despite missing two games in the crucial run-in due to suspension. 

Roy Hodgson has all but confirmed Vardy will be on the plane for England this summer when they head to Euro 2016 in France. 

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It caps an incredible season for the former Fleetwood Town man, who has admitted he was told he would never be a top footballer because he was too small. 

He has now launched his own academy aiming to discover non-league talent. 

Record-breaker

Earlier this season, he broke the record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League games, and that has clearly been a factor in him beating Kane to the award, while team-mates N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez were also in contention. 

Even if Kane beats him to the Golden Boot, Vardy's season has been particularly notable because of his personal story. Last season, with Leicester embroiled in a relegation battle, he struggled to make the first team. 

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Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri was full of praise for his star man at the Football Writers' awards, saying: "I was told that Riyad Mahrez was our light, but Jamie was our gun, he was out in front and fought against everyone.

"I was very happy when he scored the 11th successive goal against Manchester United. Very well done."

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away, but with Leicester looking forward to a Champions League campaign next season, he has little reason to move on from the champions.  

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