On Saturday Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scored at Newcastle United thereby equalling Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in ten consecutive Premier League games.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy set the record playing for Manchester United between 22 March 2003 and 23 August 2003 and, coincidentally, his tenth game of the run was also at St James’ Park.
But, as we all know, football wasn’t invented in 1992, and Vardy still has plenty of targets to aim for.
In the pre-Premier League era, Stan Mortensen scored in each of Blackpool’s 11 games in the top division (old League Division One) between 3 February 1951 and 7 April 1951.
That was part of the sequence when he scored in all 15 league games that he played in for the Tangerines between 23 December 1950 and 21 April 1951.
The all-time record for the top division that only features every league game played by the club is 12 by Jimmy Dunne for Sheffield United from 24 October 1931 to 1 January 1932.
That was part of a run when he scored in all 13 of 13 league games he played in.
Elsewhere in the Football League, Tom Phillipson scored in all 13 of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ games in old League Division Two between 6 November 1926 and 9 February 1927.
Looking further afield, and as much as we congratulate Vardy on his tremendous achievement, it is has to be noted he has a very long way to go to match Lionel Messi’s 21-game unbroken run for Barcelona during the 2012-13 season.