A record breaker in waiting: Jamie Vardy is edging closer to making history

Vardy is four goals away from history. Credit: PA Images

There are few guarantees in life, but seeing Leicester's number nine tuck one away is surely one of them.

Needless to say, Brendan Rodgers remains in awe of his star man.

It doesn't matter what age Jamie Vardy is, he always looks like he's in the prime of his career. 

It's well known of course that his journey to professional football took longer than most but he's more than made up for it.

He became a Premier League player at the age of 27, signing for the Foxes from Fleetwood Town for £1 million in 2012.

Scoring well into his 30s, he's already broken records and there's another in his sights. He needs just four more to become the player to score the most Premier league goals since turning 30.

Vardy is almost certain to break the record. Currently the holder is former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright who scored 93 Premier League goals after turning 30. Wright also started out in non-league football.

In fact the top four list of those who scored many goals in the twilight of their careers are all Premier League title winners. Vardy is in good company.

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Former Derby County Manager and Chelsea star Frank Lampard has 82 goals, former England captain and the Premier League record goal scorer Alan Shearer has 84 but Vardy is even beyond him with 90 and just three behind Arsenal's former hot shot Wright. 

There's still 3/4 of the season to play, plenty of time for Leicester's own fox in the box to reach another landmark.