Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho’s Leicester City teammate, Jamie Vardy, has set a new Premier League record, after finishing as the highest goal scorer for the 2019-2020 EPL season.
Vardy is enjoying one of his best individual seasons. In addition to winning the Golden Boot, he was named Leicester City Player of the Season and Leicester City Players' Player of the Season. He also won the EPL Player of the Month in October.
Leicester City failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, following a loss to Manchester United on the final day, but striker Jamie Vardy finished as the highest goal scorer, becoming the oldest player to win the accolade, at 33 years.
Former Ivory Coast and Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba holds the record as the oldest player to win the award, after scoring 29 in the 2009-2010 season at 32 years. Vardy has now surpassed that feat by scoring 23 goals at 33.
Below is the list of top 5 oldest players in the EPL:
5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 22 goals in the 2018-2019 season at 29 years
4. Nicolas Anelka – 19 goals in the 2008-2009 season at 30 years.
3. Dimitar Berbatov – 20 goals in the 2010-2011 season at 30 years.
2. Didier Drogba – 29 goals in the 2009-2010 season at 32 years.
1. Jamie Vardy – 23 goals in the 2019-2020 season at 33 years.
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