Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is the man on everyone’s lips at the moment after breaking the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League matches at the weekend.
It’s all a far cry from 2009, when Vardy was plying his trade for non-league outfit Stocksbridge Park Steels. A goal he scored for the Northern Premier League Division One South side against FC United of Manchester has gone viral on social media this week - and you can view it by scrolling down this page.
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Vardy picks the ball up in his own half and runs directly towards goal, ghosting past one defender before producing a composed left-footed finish past the keeper.
It was a typical Vardy goal - the type of which Premier League fans have already seen 14 times this season - scored in his final year with Stocksbridge Park Steels before joining Halifax Town a year later.
Video: Jamie Vardy's goal from 2009
Can Vardy keep it up?
Now an England international, and Premier League record-breaker, Vardy’s meteoric rise to fame this season has been both stunning and unexpected.
It will be interesting to see whether he is able to maintain his current rich vein of form; his track record suggests he may find it a struggle.
Vardy only scored 16 goals in 41 matches during his final season in the Championship with the Foxes, and netted five in 36 last term in the Premier League.
But because he’s playing with such confidence at the moment, Vardy will believe that is anything is possible.
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