Leicester’s Jamie Vardy Becomes the Oldest Premier League Golden Boot Winner

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in 2019. Photo by Terry Donnelly/REX/Shutterstock (10044524p)

Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy is the Premier League Golden Boot winner for the 2019/20 season. Vardy claimed the honor despite failing to score in Sunday’s 0-2 defeat against Manchester United.

Vardy entered the last game of the season with 23 goals on his tally and a comfortable lead ahead Southampton’s Danny Ings (21) and Arsenal’s  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (21). However, both Ings and Aubameyang made a late run for the trophy.

Ings scored a late goal in the 3-1 win against Sheffield United, while Aubameyang scored two goals in the 3-2 win against Watford and had an entire half to chase a hat-trick. Still, neither managed to find their way to the net once more to usurp Vardy.

By winning the Premier League Golden Boot at age 33, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to do so in the history of the competition. He is also the first Leicester City player with this award.

“I’m delighted, but it’s all about the team,” said Vardy. “I wouldn’t have been in the position l am with the goals if it wasn’t for them, and luckily I’ve put a few of them away.”

 Vardy joined Leicester in 2012 and has since scored 123 goals in Premier League and 130 goals in all competition. He was crucial to the team’s Premier League title-winning campaign in 2015/16 when he scored 24 goals and was named Player of the Season.