Who is Jamie Vardy? Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist

The Leicester and England star scored 24 league goals last season on the way to the Premier League title – can he take the Sports Personality crown too?

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016 nominees: Jamie Vardy

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Age: 29

Twitter: @vardy7

2016 highlight: Winning the Premier League title with Leicester City, scoring 24 goals in the process and winning Premier League Player of the Season

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Vardy and Leicester have since qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds.

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Five footballers have won Sports Personality before: Bobby Moore in 1966, Paul Gascoigne in 1990, Michael Owen in 1998, David Beckham in 2001 and Ryan Giggs in 2009.

Watch Jamie Vardy celebrate winning the Premier League title in Leicester

Sports Personality of the Year 2016: who will win?

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Nicola
Adams

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Gareth
Bale

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Alistair
Brownlee

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Sophie
Christiansen

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Kadeena
Cox

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Mo
Farah

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Jason
Kenny

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Laura
Kenny

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Andy
Murray

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Adam
Peaty

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Kate
Richardson-Walsh

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Nick
Skelton

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Sarah
Storey

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Jamie
Vardy

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Max
Whitlock

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Danny
Willett