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Jamie Vardy Is One Goal Away From Joining An Exclusive Club

Jamie Vardy Is One Goal Away From Joining An Exclusive Club

Jamie Vardy is one goal away from becoming the seventh man to score 30 Premier League goals in a calendar year.

Vardy is currently the league's top scorer with 17 goals and he managed 12 in the second half of the 18/19 season.

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One goal against struggling West Ham United on Saturday evening will take him into the exclusive 30 club.

You can check out the list below.

7.) Les Ferdinand (1995) - 30 goals

6.) Ruud van Nistelrooy (2003) - 30 goals

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5.) Alan Shearer (1994) - 30 goals

4.) Thierry Henry (2004) - 34 goals

3.) Robin van Persie (2011) - 35 goals

2.) Alan Shearer (1995) - 36 goals

1.) Harry Kane (2017) - 39 goals

The list is currently topped by Harry Kane who netted an astonishing 39 goals in 2017.

The Spurs striker broke Alan Shearer's record of 36 for Blackburn Rovers that had stood for over 20 years.

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Shearer features twice on the list and it's to be expected from the competition's all time top scorer.

His haul in 1995 helped Rovers to their first and only Premier League trophy.

He managed to crack the 30 goals margin again in the year prior when his side came runners-up.

Two Arsenal players manage to make it onto the list in the form of Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry.

Van Persie has gone down as 'The Gunners' best goalscorer in a calendar year after helping his side to Champions League qualification.

Henry on the other hand guided Arsene Wenger and his side to the iconic 'Invincibles' season.

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Les Ferdinand and Ruud van Nistelrooy also make it onto the list.

It's clear to see Vardy would be joining a list of Premier League greats.

The 32-year-old started off this year in poor form after clashing with former Foxes manager Claude Puel.

But since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers in February, Vardy has been the league's most clinical striker.

Leicester have exceeded all expectations and find themselves nestled comfortably in the top four.

A lot of credit has to go to Rodgers for getting the best out of Vardy.

The Leicester boss told Daily Mail earlier this month:

He's an incredible talent who has all the attributes that big teams look for in their profile of a striker - fast and hard working.

"Through all my days, that's the profile of player I like too. Coming into here, I knew he was one of the best in Europe, and it was a case of giving him the confidence to show that.

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"Sometimes players can get into their early 30s and be written off. But in seeing his energy and speed, it was a case of him fitting into how we wanted to work, which I felt would be fairly easy.

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"And he wants to work, to run in behind, to press, so with how I like teams to play, he was a natural.

"So the huge praise goes to him, to take on board what we wanted, and then to have that consistency and hunger, and that's proven very impressive."

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Topics: jamie vardy, Leicester City, Premier League, West Ham, Harry Kane

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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