Jamie Vardy has been named the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, beating out teammates Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.
When you watch his highlights from this season, it’s no surprise that Vardy was voted top dog in all the land.
Vardy was the clear winner, earning 36 percent of the 290 votes cast.
“IT’S A GREAT HONOUR TO WIN SUCH A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD…THANK YOU TO THE FOOTBALL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION AND TO EVERYONE THAT VOTED.”
“THANK YOU ALSO TO MY TEAMMATES, WHO ARE THE REASON I’VE BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING.”
Leicester City, incredibly, had seven different players nominated for the award.
Their success this year is perhaps the greatest underdog story in the history of professional sports.
The full list of Leicester City’s nominees is as follows:
- Kasper Schmeichel (goalkeeper)
- Wes Morgan
- Danny Simpson
- Danny Drinkwater
- Riyad Mahrez
- N’Golo Kante
- Jamie Vardy
Rihyad Mahrez picked up the PFA’s Footballer of the Year award earlier this month.
Vardy’s FWA win means is the first time that two players from the same club have won both awards since Everton’s Neville Southall and Peter Reid did it in 1985.
“WE’RE ALL TOTALLY FOCUSED ON GETTING OVER THE LINE IN THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE SEASON AND TURNING A GREAT SEASON INTO ONE WE’LL NEVER FORGET. HOPEFULLY I CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THAT AND, IF SELECTED, CARRY SOME GOOD FORM INTO THE EUROS THIS SUMMER.”
It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses for Vardy this season, though. Leicester City’s dynamo has found himself on the wrong side of some red cards and certainly let the ref know how he felt about the call:
In any case, there have certainly been more ups than downs for Vardy this year, who looks to carry his incredible run of form into the Euros this summer.