- Jamie Vardy receives his award for consecutive Premier League goals
- The Striker scored in 11 straight games to break Premier League record
- Manchester United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy held the record from 2002-2015.
- He can equal record for consecutive goals in England on Saturday
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has today been officially presented with his Guinness World Records certificate in honour of his 11 game record goal-scoring run in the Barclays Premier League.
The England front man received the award at Leicester City’s training ground today ahead of his side’s important fixture away to Swansea in the Premier League.
The Swansea game presents Vardy with an opportunity to chase down yet another milestone, this time in the form of Jimmy Dunne’s long standing record for consecutive goals in the English top flight.
The former Sheffield United player’s record of scoring in 12 straight games has stood since 1932.
TOP SCORERS IN CONSECUTIVE PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 10 games – 2015
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) – 10 games – 2003
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) – 8 games – 2002
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – 8 games – 2014
Mark Stein (Chelsea), Ian Wright, Emmanuel Adebayor and Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Alan Shearer (Newcastle) – all 7 games
In a moment that made history, Vardy notched his 14th goal of the season during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester last Saturday.
Vardy’s unprecedented goal scoring run has been stretched across three months from 29 August to 28 November.
His goal at Old Trafford ended former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 12 year old record of scoring in 10 consecutive games.
Accepting his Guinness World Records title, Vardy said: ‘I’m delighted to have broken the record, but the most important thing is that the team is getting positive results.
‘I’ve managed to get on the end of things, but it’s my team-mates that have got me into the positions and all of our hard work that is making the difference.
‘The record is a nice thing to have, but I don’t mind who is scoring the goals, as long as we keep picking up points in every time we go on the pitch.’
Vardy will aim to break the British top flight record of scoring in 12 consecutive games on Saturday
Vardy holds up a Leicester shirt with No 11 on the back that has been signed by all of his team-mates
HOW HE DID IT
29 August: Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester
13 September: Leicester 3-2 Aston Villa
19 September: Stoke 2-2 Leicester
26 September: Leicester 2-5 Arsenal
3 October: Norwich 1-2 Leicester
17 October: Southampton 2-2 Leicester
24 October: Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace
31 October: West Brom 2-3 Leicester
7 November: Leicester 2-1 Watford
21 November: Newcastle 0-3 Leicester
28 November: Leicester 1-1 Man United
Guinness World Records Editor in-Chief Craig Glenday,discussing the record, said:
‘Jamie Vardy’s incredible goal scoring run has been one of the most talked about personal achievements in English football’
‘His journey has been much discussed and has proved that anything can be achieved with heart, determination and human endeavour.
‘We welcome him with delight in to our record breaking family.’
Vardy will be looking to add more records to his collection.
Another strike this weekend would draw him level with English record holder Jimmy Dunne, who netted in 12 consecutive matches for Sheffield United between October 24, 1931 and January 1, 1932.
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