Jamie Vardy wins Barclays Premier League player award

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been named the Barclays Premier League Player of the season. This comes days after he picked up the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year award. The Barclays Premier League winner beats teammates N’Golo Kante, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and PFA player of the year winner Riyad Mahrez, to the award.

Leicester’s five players were joined on the shortlist for the award with West Ham’s Dimitri Payet, Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and defender Toby Alderweireld.

Vardy, 29-year-old, has been pivotal in the Foxes’ surprise title win as he has scored 24 goals this season, just one fewer than the league’s leading scorer Harry Kane. Vardy also holds the record of scoring in 11 consecutive top-flight games, beating Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s 10-game record, which he set while at Manchester United.

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