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Jamie Vardy named Football Writers’ Player of the Year

Accolades keep on coming for Leicester City and their players after the mercurial striker Jamie Vardy was named Football Writers’ Player of the Year, which is selected by the top journalist from the English Football.

According to Press Association, Vardy received 36% of the total votes which was enough to beat his Leicester City teammates N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez. Vardy has scored 22 league goals this season and has brought Leicester on the brink of a historic Premier League title.

Receiving the award, Vardy acknowledged the support from his club and teammates and vowed to keep performing at the highest level.

Vardy said“It’s a great honour to win such a prestigious award and to have my name added to a list of previous winners that includes some unbelievable players. Thank you to the Football Writers’ Association and to everyone that voted.”

“Thank you, also, to my team-mates, who are the reason I’ve been able to achieve anything. It’s been an amazing season for all of us at Leicester, based on team-work, not individuals, which you can see in the voting.”

Vardy’s success meant it was a complete sweep for Leicester this season after Riyad Mahrez was named PFA’s Player of the Year last weekend. Like Mahrez, Vardy is the first Leicester player to win an award as prestigious as this.

Tonight could well be the moment when Leicester finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy which has been theirs for a number of weeks now. Tottenham take on Chelsea later tonight and if Spurs fail to beat The Blues, title will be sealed by Leicester in the most emphatic of ways.

Only 12 months back, Leicester were fighting for relegation and barely managed to avoid the drop. But since that moment, The Foxes have outsmarted everyone and now are just 2 points away from winning the title with Jamie Vardy and his 22 goals playing the most crucial of roles.

In a season filled with a lot of highs, we witness Vardy break the long-standing Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive league games. The record was previously held of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who had scored for 10 straight games while playing for Manchester United.

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