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Jamie Vardy nearly quit Leicester for very different career change

Jamie Vardy nearly quit his current club Leicester City for a very different career change, according to reports at the weekend.

Who would knew that he would start out at Stocksbridge Park Steels, go on to be bought for £1million by the Foxes from Fleetwood, and then win the Premier League as well as become one of the most-feared strikers in English football.

He is the most recently winner of the league’s golden boot award for the 2019/20 season, picking up a total of 23 goals for Leicester City.


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He has also scored seven times within 34 caps for England before choosing the step away from international football to focus on his club.

Vardy almost went against his dream of being a top flight star so that he could become an Ibiza party representative.

We all know that the forward loves his dance anthems and a drink, especially the alcoholic beverage, which really does suit this other lifestyle he could have opted for.

One of Vardy’s ex-teammates has opened up on how he very nearly didn’t go down the route of football, if he had accepted a job offer as a party rep.


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There are claims that back in 2012 when he to the decision whether he wanted to leave Fleetwood for Leicester, or take up the opportunity to work abroad.

Speaking to YouTube channel Undr The Cosh, Ben Marshall is heard saying: “I remember when he was saying he’s going to jack it in and go away.

“He had a job offer to go over to Ibiza and be a rep. He was all over that. He’ll tell you that himself.”

Ex-Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare revealed that he, Nigel Pearson and Steve Walsh managed to convinced Vardy to ignore party life to focus on the potential of being an England international.

Admitting in 2017, Craig said: “Our job is to support players. Sometimes they do have self-doubt and Jamie would be the first to admit he was going through a rough patch.

“Myself, Nigel and Steve were here to support him. All we did was told him about his attributes and that we thought he could go on.

“We even mentioned then about not only playing in the Premier League but also he had the attributes to play for the national team. We told him we wanted him and believed in him.

“Thankfully he didn’t go to Ibiza. I think he has made the right decision!”

Vardy recently recreated the ‘Vardy Bomb’ drink, find out what that entails below…

Back in 2016, Vardy revealed about his unhealthy diet habits 24 hours prior to playing matches.

Writing in his autobiography named Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story – he said: “I can’t say why it started, because I genuinely don’t know, but I decided to drink a glass of port on the eve of every game in the 2015–16 season.

“I’m not normally superstitious but from the moment I scored against Sunderland on the opening day, I didn’t want to change anything.

“I fill a small plastic water or Lucozade bottle to halfway and just sip the port while watching television.

“It tastes like Ribena to me, and it helps me switch off and get to sleep a bit easier the night before a game.”

Vardy drinks around 250ml of port before each match as he had a Lucozade bottle measuring at 500ml, which is also the same as three double shots.

Alcohol makes him relax and sleep before a game, however as kick off approaches, he also drinks three cans of Red Bull along with a double espresso to help him “run around like a nutjob”.

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Vardy has his first dose once he wakes up, then again at 11.30am, coming just before after he has eaten a cheese and ham omelette with baked beans.

He then drinks his third and final can of the day until the build-up to the match itself, with Vardy drinking most of it ahead of the warm-up and then the last little drop when he returns to the dressing room.

Now that you have discovered that Jamie Vardy nearly quit Leicester for very different career change – could you have pictured him as an Ibiza rep?

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