Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has today been presented with his Guinness World Records certificate in honour of his 11-game record goal-scoring run in the Barclays Premier League.
The England striker accepted the award at Leicester City’s ground ahead of his side’s important fixture away at Swansea this weekend which could bring a further record his way.
Vardy has already secured the record for the Most Consecutive Games scored in the Premier League which currently stands at 11 games but has every chance of smashing the long standing outright record for the Most Consecutive Games scored in the English Top Flight held by former Sheffield United player Jimmy Dunne who scored in 12 games running back in 1931-32.
In a moment that will long be remembered by Leicester fans, Vardy netted his 14th goal of the season during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. His goal scoring run has been stretched across three months from 29 August to 28 November.
Vardy's incredible scoring streak beats a record previously set by former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands), who managed to keep his record of 10 unchallenged for an impressive 12 years.
Speaking about his Guinness World Records title, Vardy said: “I’m delighted to have broken the record, but the most important thing is that the team is getting positive results. I’ve managed to get on the end of things, but it’s my teammates that have got me into the positions and all of our hard work that is making the difference. The record is a nice thing to have, but I don’t mind who is scoring the goals, as long as we keep picking up points in every time we go on the pitch."
The 28-year-old goal machine has worked his way from the bottom to the top – going from Stocksbridge Park Steels, to FC Halifax Town, and playing for Conference Premier side Fleetwood Town just four years ago – with his incredible rise now seeing him cement a place in Roy Hodgson's England team.
Records for the most goals in one season and most consecutive away goals are also in sight for Vardy.
His incredible story has also caught the attention of the film world, with reports that screenwriter Adrian Butchart is planning on making a movie which follows Vardy’s incredible career journey.
The full list of games Vardy scored in:
29 August: Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester
13 September: Leicester 3-2 Aston Villa
19 September: Stoke 2-2 Leicester
26 September: Leicester 2-5 Arsenal
3 October: Norwich 1-2 Leicester
17 October: Southampton 2-2 Leicester
24 October: Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace
31 October: West Brom 2-3 Leicester
7 November: Leicester 2-1 Watford
21 November: Newcastle 0-3 Leicester
28 November: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United