Jamie Vardy, a striker for Leicester City, is an official holder of the Guinness World Records certificate in recognition of his record-breaking 11-game Premier League goal-scoring streak.
Numerous strikers, including Theirry Henry, Didier Drogba, Alan Shearer, and others, have adorned the league and won the hearts of fans everywhere.
Such guys set a lot of goalscoring records and shattered a lot of them. One such mark is the number of consecutive Premier League goals scored by a single player.
This record was held by Ruud van Nistelrooy for 12 years until Jamie Vardy shattered it in 2015. The Premier League’s record for the longest goal-scoring streak still belongs to Vardy.
Let’s take a look at some of the Premier League’s longest goal-scoring streaks over the years.
Jamie Vardy (11 matches)
Vardy has been in outstanding form and has been crucial to Leicester City’s successful years thus far.
Vardy dominated the Premier League during the 2015–2016 season, scoring 24 goals and inspiring Leicester to an unprecedented Premier League championship.
By scoring in 11 straight games, he also surpassed Ruud van Nistelrooy’s previous record for the most consecutive Premier League goals. His streak of goals ended after he failed to score against Swansea City after beginning it against Bournemouth.
Ruud van Nistelrooy (10 matches)
One of the all-time greats in the Premier League is the storied United striker. Over the course of two seasons, Ruud van Nistelrooy accomplished the rare distinction of scoring in 10 straight Premier League games.
The Dutchman scored in the final 8 games of the 2002–2003 campaign and opened the 2003–2004 campaign with goals in back-to-back games. This should not come as a surprise considering that Nistelrooy held the record for 12 years and was a prolific goal scorer.
Ruud van Nistelrooy. Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge (8 matches)
Together with Luiz Suarez, Daniel Sturridge scored goals for Liverpool in the 2013–2014 season. Sturridge finished the Premier League season with 21 goals. Sturridge has a remarkable scoring streak in the aforementioned season, scoring in the Premier League for 8 straight games.
On this list once more is Ruud van Nistelrooy. He accomplished this feat in his first season in the Premier League, the 2001–2002 season, scoring in 8 straight games.
Vardy too is on this list, he did this in 2019 scoring in 8 consecutive matches for Leicester City.
Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Emmanuel Adebayor, Alan Shearer, Mark Stein – 7 matches goalscoring streak:
The fourth slot on this list is leveled by five individuals. This accomplishment was made for Arsenal at various periods by Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Ian Wright.
Alan Shearer, the all-time leading scorer in the Premier League, accomplished this feat while playing for Newcastle United. Last but not least, Mark Stein accomplished this feat while representing Chelsea from 1993 to 1994.
Vardy also hopes to break the records for the most away goals in a row and the most away goals in a season.
The Guinness World Records 2016 Book and Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, both published in 2016, contain the most recent record-breaking accomplishments.
Jamie Richard Vardy, formerly Gill, was born on January 11, 1987, and currently plays as a striker for Premier League team Leicester City. Between 2015 and 2018, he also played for the England national team.
He is regarded as one of the top attackers in the world and is noted for scoring goals frequently thanks to his fluid movement, quickness, accuracy, and tactical awareness.
Vardy started his senior career with Stocksbridge Park Steels after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 16. He made the first team there in 2007 and played there for three seasons before joining FC Halifax Town of the Northern Premier League in 2010.
With Leicester City, Jamie Vardy agreed to a four-year, £29,120,000 contract that features an average annual income of £7,280,000. Vardy will receive a base salary of £7,280,000 and a cap hit of £7,280,000 in 2022.
When Did Jamie Vardy Go Pro?
On August 21, 2010, he made his debut at home against Buxton, scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory for his new team. Vardy enjoyed a productive debut campaign with “the Shaymen,” leading the team in goals scored with 25 from 37 appearances and winning Player of the Season honors.