The English Premier League has ended with Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy capturing the Golden Boot Award for the first time in his career. He set the record as the oldest player to ever win the award at 33 years and 198 days young, since Teddy Sheringham, who also did so at the age of 33 for Tottenham in the 1992-93 season.
He is also only the third English player to do so this century, after Kane and Kevin Phillips.
He failed to score in Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United, but Vardy’s 23 goals was enough to mick the keenly contested scoring title and finish one above Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton forward Danny Ings.
Aubameyang caused anxiety by scoring a first-half brace against Watford on the final day of the season. But the Gabon star failed to add another against the newly relegated Hornets which would have seen him tie with Vardy for the Golden Boot, instead He finished the 2019-20 campaign tied on 22 goals with Ings, who scored a penalty against Sheffield United on Sunday.
Vardy missed just three Premier League games all season, and has scored four goals in nine appearances since the season resumed.
Ings’ final total of 22 goals was the best he has recorded in his career, and only the second time he has reached double figures in the top flight.
Aubameyang matched last season’s total of 22, and another prolific year leaves Arsenal fans still hoping for a contract extension.
Sterling’s final tally of 20 is the best total of his career so far
It may be worthy to note that Gary Lineker was the last Leicester City player to lead the top flight scoring chart after finishing the 1984-85 season level with Chelsea’s Kerry Dixon on 24 goals.
Meanwhile, Leicester City’s 2-0 loss to Manchester United results in the Foxes missing out on a Champions League spot.