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Rodgers hails Vardy after landmark goal

5 Jul 2020
Jamie Vardy LEI 100 goals award Rodgers

Leicester City manager says striker scoring 100 Premier League goals in the last six years is an incredible achievement

Brendan Rodgers hailed Jamie Vardy after the Leicester City striker became the 29th player to reach a century of Premier League goals.

Vardy, 33, is the first Foxes player to reach the landmark in the competition and the first to score a century of top-flight goals since Arthur Lochhead in 1933/34.

Of the 29 players to have scored 100 Premier League goals, only Ian Wright, at 28 years and 286 days, made his debut in the competition at an older age than Vardy's 27 years and 232 days. 

And at the age of 33 years, five months and 23 days, Vardy became the eighth-oldest man to reach the landmark. 

Peter Crouch leads the way in this department, netting his 100th PL goal two days after his 36th birthday, for Stoke City against Everton.

Oldest players to score 100 PL goals
Player Age for 100th goal
Peter Crouch 36y 0m 2d
Ryan Giggs 35y 11m 30d
Paul Scholes 35y 3m 18d
Teddy Sheringham 34y 6m 26d
Didier Drogba 33y 11m 28d
Ian Wright 33y 10m 10d
Dion Dublin 33y 7m 1d
Jamie Vardy 33y 5m 23d

"It's an incredible achievement," Rodgers told LCFC TV. "I've said earlier that to come into the Premier League at that age and now to get over 100 goals, it's a remarkable performance level. There's many more to come from him."

His brace also sent Vardy two goals clear in the race for the Golden Boot, in association with Cadbury.

Vardy now has 21 goals this season, two ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

He is three goals shy of his best Premier League season of 24 goals, which he record in Leicester's title-winning season of 2015/16.

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