The Premier League is the home ground for some of the top players in the world. The money, fame and adulation might make it an attractive option for most of the top players in the world but some of these stars actually had to work extremely hard to ensure they made it to the top.
Rags to riches stories they might not be but the Premier League does have many players who spent a few formative years in the lower leagues. There are players who are born with natural talent and then there are those who work their socks off to ensure they end up getting better and playing better.
Here is a list of five players who started at the bottom but made it to the top.
Well, no list can be complete without the current top scorer in this season’s Premier League. Vardy scored his 15th goal of the league campaign against Chelsea. Vardy started his career for Stocksbridge Park Steels as a 16-year-old and was making just £30 per week.
Vardy then was signed for £15,000 by FC Halifax Town where he banged in 29 goals in just 41 appearances. Vardy’s goal scoring exploits got him a move to Fleetwood Town and then to Leicester City and it is this season where he has shown just what he is capable off and his game isn’t just about the goals, it is about the running around and giving defenders a really hard time.