Leicester's Jamie Vardy wins English player of year award
ABS-CBN Sports on May 02, 2016 06:25 PM
(AP File photo)LONDON (AP) — Leicester forward Jamie Vardy has won England's Footballer of the Year award on the day his team could clinch an unlikely Premier League title.
The Football Writers' Association announced the award seen as the most prestigious individual prize in England.
The 29-year-old Vardy gets the honor just four years after playing in the fifth-tier division.
His 22 Premier League goals include a streak of scoring in 11 consecutive early-season matches, which launched Leicester's historic title challenge.
Vardy also scored his first goals for England, against Germany and the Netherlands, in March.
Leicester will win the league with two rounds to spare if second-placed Tottenham fails to win at Chelsea later Monday.
Leicester swept the main individual awards, after 17-goal Riyad Mahrez won the players' vote last week.