From a £30 a week salary with Stocksbridge Park Steels, to English football's pinnacle - Jamie Vardy has become a cultural icon for the working class of football. For all the Sunday league natives and 9-5 workers with a pay-as-you-play deal, there is a Vardy element within you.
When brushing over worn-out boots from the Sports Direct sale or getting your brown envelope after playing in front of a crowd of 100, each footballer down in the lower tiers has dreamt of the Vardy-esque rise to the top.
You know the drill: work for the weekend. Settle up for the 9-5 job so you can knock around on the weekend and mull over the working class lifestyle at around 18:00 on Saturday evening, regardless of the result from the 3 o'clock fixture. The former England international has shown us all from the working-class background that those days on the bumpy grass and broken changing rooms can pay off.
Through the ranks and up to the pinnacle, Vardy has now become a cultural icon within the realms of the working class game and love him or hate him, the striker has flown the flag high for all of us that dream big.