From blatant obscurity to undeniable allure, meet Jamie Vardy, Leicester City Striker and Premier League’s sharpest shooter at the moment. Talk about a paradigm shift from subliminal to clinical with piercing panache….
Jamie Vardy was released (let-off) by Sheffield Wednesday football club when he was 16 years old because he was deemed to small despite having a growth spurt a month to his dismissal; he almost gave up playing football completely as a result of this.
He went on to earn a living working in a carbon fibre company.
Five years ago, he came back playing in the 8th tier of English league football for Stocksbridge Park Steels, earning a meagre £30-per-week.
Three years ago, he started playing for (a far worse) Non-league side known as Fleetwood Town, albeit earning just £850-per-week.
Today, he is the top scorer, the leading striker, in the English Premier League.
He has now played and scored also for the English National team, the Three Lions.
Irrespective of what he earns now, he has stamped inspiration on the sands of time and on the earth of living.
Dear You, #dontSTOP!
Checkout the Vardy dateline:
2002 Released by Sheffield Wednesday at the age of sixteen.
2004 Charged with assault for a fight outside a pub which results in him being forced to wear an electronic tag and adhere to a curfew.
2003 Joins Stocksbridge Park Steels youth team and remains in the team for four years.
2007 Becomes part of the Stocksbridge Park Steels first team scoring 66 goals in 107 appearances.
2008 Helps Stocksbridge Park Steels win promotion from the Northern Premier League Division.
2010-11 Joins Northern Premier League side Halifax Town, scoring 27 goals in his first season.
2011 Grabs a further 3 goals before completing a move to Fleetwood for an undisclosed fee.
2011-2012 Plunders 34 goals in 40 games for Fleetwood and receives the Player of the Year award as his team win the Conference Premier division.
2012 Joins then-Championship side Leicester for £1million, a non-League record fee.
2012-13 Nets 5 goals in 29 games for the Foxes.
2013-14 His 16 goals in 41 games are pivotal as Leicester are promoted to the Premier League after winning the Championship.
2014-15 Helps Leicester avoid relegation, scoring 5 goals in the Premier League.
2015 Called up to the England squad for the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia games.
2015 Premier league top scorer, having scored in 9 straight games with admirable relentlessness.
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