Vardy nominated for Ballon d’Or

Oct 25, 2016
Leicester star Jamie Vardy.
Leicester star Jamie Vardy.

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy has made the nominations for this year Ballon d’Or.

Vardy, who scored 24 goals last season as the Foxes won the most unlikely of Premier League titles, was playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels in the Northern Premier League in 2010.

He has been nominated for the most prestigious prize for individual footballers along with his Leicester teammate Riyad Mahrez, who used to play in the French lower leagues.

In total, there are eight Premier League players on the list: Vardy, Mahrez, Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne, Dimitri Payet, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hugo Lloris.

But despite all this, Cristiano Ronaldo is red-hot favourite to win the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time.