Sheffield-born Premier League star James Vardy to marry today

James Vardy is to get married today - topping off a year in which his team has won the Premier League and he is set to represent England in the Euros this summer.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 10:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 10:28 am
Jamie Vardy

Vardy, a Leicester City striker who began his footballing career in Sheffield, is due to tie the knot with Becky Nicholson, with whom he has a daughter, Sofia.

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The couple are set to get married in a star-studded ceremony at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire.

Vardy, aged 28, who was released from Sheffield Wednesday's academy as a 16-year-old, dusted off his boots after the disappointment and joined Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Just four years ago he was still playing non-league football for Fleetwood Town.