Jón Daði Böðvarsson
|Full name||Jón Daði Böðvarsson|
|Date of birth||25 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Selfoss, Iceland|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Right winger / Forward|
|2011||→ Aarhus U19 (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2018
Jón Daði began his senior career during the 2009 season in the Icelandic second tier with Selfoss, scoring 20 as their side were promoted to the Icelandic top flight. After being loaned to the youth ranks of the Danish club Aarhus for four months in 2011, he returned to Selfoss, who had been relegated in the meantime. They scored seventy times during the 2011 season as the club were promoted back to the top flight.
After netting a further seventy goals back in the top division, Jón Daði moved to the Norwegian side Viking in November 2012. During three seasons in the Norwegian top flight, he scored 15 times before leaving for German second division side Kaiserslautern in January 2016, with whom he had already signed a pre-contract in June 2015 for a three-year deal. He made his Kaiserslautern debut on 5 February 2016 against Union Berlin and scored the first of two goals for the team on 4 March 2016 in a 1–2 defeat at Nürnberg.
On 2 August 2016, Jón Daði signed for English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. He scored his first goal on his debut for the club on 6 August 2016 in a 2–2 draw against Rotherham. His debut simultaneously meant he became the 1,000th player to appear in a league game for the club. Jón Daði scored his second goal for Wolves on 20 August, scoring the final goal in Wolves' 3–1 win against Birmingham City. His third and final goal for Wolves was in a 3-1 defeat to Bristol City in April 2017.
Despite being a fan favourite at Wolves, on 14 July 2017, he moved to fellow English Championship side Reading in a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He scored his first goal for Reading in a 2-0 win at Birmingham City on 26 August 2017. His first hatrick for Reading was on 16/01/18 in the 3rd round of the FA cup.
Having already played for Iceland at under-19 and under-21 level, Jón Daði made his full international debut on 14 November 2012 as a substitute in a friendly against Andorra. He scored his first international goal on 9 September 2014 in a 3–0 victory over Turkey during Euro 2016 qualifying.
He was selected for UEFA Euro 2016, the first international tournament for which Iceland had ever qualified. Jón Daði started all five matches at the tournament in France and scored in the final group game against Austria which ensured the Icelanders' progress from the group phase.
|Selfoss||2008||1. deild karla||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|2009||1. deild karla||16||1||2||0||5||0||23||1|
|2011||1. deild karla||21||7||2||0||0||0||23||7|
- As of matches played 11 September 2018
|1.||9 September 2014||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland||Turkey||1–0||3–0||2016 UEFA Euro qualification|||
|2.||22 June 2016||Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France||Austria||1–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 2016|||
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