Born in Sheffield, 1987
Vardy’s rags to riches story is the stuff of films, to the point that there’s been talk of a Hollywood biopic of the Leicester City striker. After being released by his hometown club, Sheffield Wednesday, as a teenager, Vardy worked his way up through non-league football, eventually arriving at Leicester City, who were in the Championship at that point. Two years later, they were Premier League champions, spurred on by Vardy’s 24 goals. It’s probably safe to say that Sheffield Wednesday regret letting him go.