On this day in 2015: Jamie Vardy receives first England call-up

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Jamie Vardy scored seven goals in 26 appearances for England after his first call up on this day in 2015.

Here, the PA news agency looks at his debut and the Leicester striker’s international career.

His form

That Vardy had been called up for the friendly against Ireland and Euro qualifier against Slovenia showed England’s lack of options at the time given he had only scored four goals for Leicester in a debut Premier League season. He had helped the Foxes to the great escape from relegation – to pave the way for their 5,000-1 title triumph in 2016. But he proved to be a fixture in the Three Lions’ squad – and has now scored 99 Premier League goals.

The call-up

Soccer – International Friendly – Republic of Ireland v England – Aviva Stadium
England’s Jamie Vardy comes on as a substitute to make his debut. (Martin Rickett/PA)


Germany v England – International Friendly – Olympic Stadium
Vardy scored his first England goal against Germany in Berlin. (Adam Davy/PA)

England career

Slovenia v England – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Group F – Stozice Stadium
Vardy wanted more playing time with England. (Mike Egerton/PA)

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