Jamie Vardy Surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo on Premier League Top Scorer List

October 1, 2019 1:29 pm

Jamie Vardy was a key figure during Leicester City’s title-winning season in 2015/16, when the Foxes shocked the footballing world.

During that dream campaign, he also set a record of his own by becoming the first player to score in 11 consecutive league matches. Sadly, since then Leicester have been unable to repeat that incredible feat, and became one-season wonders.

However, the same cannot be said of Vardy, who has continued to score goals and on a consistent basis.

So far this season, Jamie Vardy has bagged five goals in seven games. Also, with two goals in Sunday’s fixture against Newcastle, he has now netted 85 Premier League goals in his career.

Vardy’s goal tally also means he’s now bested an all-time Premier League legend. With 85, he’s now scored one more than Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former Manchester United player netted 84 times in 196 matches – Vardy has hit more in just 183.

Of course, Ronaldo did spend much of his time at Old Trafford playing on the wing, rather than upfront. He was also much younger than the Leicester forward while he was playing in England.

But for Vardy to score more than one of the greatest players of all-time is certainly an achievement and he’s far from done yet.

The Foxes 5-0 win against Newcastle at the weekend means they are now third in the table, just two points behind Manchester City and seven behind league leaders Liverpool.

Although the title seems out of reach, there’s a real chance that Leicester could qualify for the Europa League – or even the Champions League if the teams around them continue to drop points.

Now, Vardy has also equalised the tally of former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. Torres took 212 appearances to reach the 85 goal mark, as compared to Vardy. One thing is for sure, the 32-year old is going places

Dhruv George

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