Jamie Vardy named Premier League’s oldest top scorer

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Leicester City’s English forward Jamie Vardy became the oldest top scorer in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Vardy, 33, scored 23 Premier League goals in the 2019-20 season to win the Golden Boot prize for the first time.

He beat Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton’s Danny Ings as these two players scored 22 goals each this season.

“Jamie’s been outstanding for us – our Player of the Season,” Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said on the club’s website to praise Vardy.

The English international broke the Premier League’s oldest top scorer record held by former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, who claimed the same award in the 2009-10 season.

Drogba scored 29 league goals in that season when the Ivorian forward was 32 years old.

Vardy has been a Leicester City player since 2012 and won the 2016 Premier League title with this club, a supernatural triumph for the Foxes.

Also, Vardy was the first Leicester City player to earn the Golden Boot prize.

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