Jamie Richard Vardy, celebrated as Jamie Vardy, is a well known English professional footballer. He is the player member of Premier League Club Leicester City and the England team. His playing position is as a striker but he can also play as a winger. In 2002, he started his career in football after being released by Sheffield Wednesday. Later, he joined Stocksbridge Park Steels in 2003-2010. He has also played for FC Halifax Town (2010-11) and Fleetwood Town (2011-12). His first match as the national player was against the Republic of Ireland in 2015. The player with the jersey no. 9 has also won the title of Conference Premier Player of the month (2011), Conference Premier Top Goal scorer (2011-12), Leicester City Players’ Player of the Season (2013-14) and Premier League Player of the Month (2015). By scoring eleven consecutive goals in Premier League matches 2015, he broke the record of Ruud van Nistelrooy and became the new record holder. He was coached by Nigel Pearson at Leicester City.
Born on January 11, 1987 at Sheffield, England, his childhood was considered not so good. He was the son of an upholsterer Richard Gill and schoolgirl Lisa Clewes. Later, his father abandoned him and his mother after impregnating another woman. Her mother also got remarried to Phillip Vardy. Before turning professional, he has also worked as a technician making medical splints.
Vardy had lots of controversies around him in the past. Starting in 2007, he was blamed for an assault while protecting his deaf friend followed by another incident outside a pub. A video of him abusing a fellow gambler at a casino also went viral. He can be seen using the word “Jap”, a racist comment, continuously. Later, he apologized for his action and took the full responsibility for it.
Moving on to his personal life, Jamie is currently in a very serious relationship with his longtime girlfriend Rebekah Nicholson. Though, the couple is not married yet, but they are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Sofia. Jamie also has another daughter with his ex named Ella. Jamie and Rebekah are planning their wedding for May, 2016 where Rebekah will lawfully be Jamie’s wife. However, Jamie's parents are not attending the wedding because of the misunderstanding going on between them and Rebekah.
Jamie Vardy has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million and enjoys a very good salary of around $600,000 annually. Standing 5 ft. 8 in. tall with the weight of 76 kg, the football player is also the founder of V9 Academy. The main purpose of this academy is to help non-league talent. Her fiancé, Rebekah, is also responsible for the management of this academy. The first in-take will be in May, 2016.
To know more about Jamie Vardy, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief biography on him.
Last modified: December 7, 2015
Published on: December 7, 2015
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