The late bloomers
Premier League’s golden oldies
Professional career began with Carlisle in 2004 but only reached Premier League 10 years later.
Best season was 1995/6 when he was 30, scoring 25 goals for Newcastle.
With 83 Premier League goals, it’s hard to believe Vardy was still playing nonLeague football at the age of 25.
He was 26 when he made it to the top flight with Palace and two years later he moved to Arsenal, where he racked up 128 league goals.