Jón Daði Böðvarsson

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Jón Daði Böðvarsson
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Personal information
Place of birth Selfoss, Iceland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Right winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 22
Youth career
0000–2009 Selfoss
2011 Aarhus U19 (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Selfoss 80 (18)
2013–2015 Viking 81 (15)
2016 Kaiserslautern 15 (2)
2016– Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 (3)
National team
2009–2010 Iceland U19 7 (1)
2011–2014 Iceland U21 12 (2)
2012– Iceland 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:26, 8 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:35, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Jón Daði Böðvarsson (born 25 May 1992) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for English club Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Iceland national team as a right winger or a striker.

Club career[edit]

Jón Daði began his senior career during the 2009 season in the Icelandic second tier with Selfoss, scoring once as his 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. He scored seven times during the 2011 season as the club were promoted back to the top flight.

After netting a further seven goals back in the top division, Jón Daði moved to the Norwegian side Viking in November 2012.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

On 2 August 2016, Jón Daði signed for English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.[5] He scored his first goal on his debut for the club on 6 August 2016 in a 2–2 draw against Rotherham.[6] His debut simultaneously meant he became the 1,000th player to appear in a league game for the club.[7] Jón Daði scored his second goal for Wolves on August 20, scoring the final goal in Wolves' 3–1 win against Birmingham City.

International career[edit]

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.

On 27 June 2016, Jón Daði played against England in the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 at the Stade de Nice, as Iceland upset England with a 2–1 victory to advance to the quarter-finals.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 9 April 2017[9][10][11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
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
2010 Úrvalsdeild 21 3 1 0 7 2 29 5
2011 1. deild karla 21 7 2 0 0 0 23 7
2012 Úrvalsdeild 22 7 3 1 7 0 32 8
Total 80 18 9 1 19 2 108 21
Viking 2013 Tippeligaen 23 1 0 0 23 1
2014 Tippeligaen 29 5 3 1 32 6
2015 Tippeligaen 29 9 4 2 33 11
Total 81 15 7 3 88 18
Kaiserslautern 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 15 2 0 0 15 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2016–17 Championship 36 3 3 0 3 0 42 3
Career total 212 38 19 4 22 2 0 0 254 44

International[edit]

As of match played 1 April 2017[12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland 2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 7 1
2015 10 0
2016 12 1
2017 2 0
Total 32 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 9 September 2014 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Turkey 1–0 3–0 2016 UEFA Euro qualification [13]
2. 22 June 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Austria 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jón Dadi Bödvarsson". UEFA.com. 
  2. ^ "Böðvarsson første signering" (in Norwegian). Viking Fotboll. 30 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "FCK verpflichtet Jón Daði Böðvarsson" (in German). Kaiserslautern. 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jón Daði Böðvarsson" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. 
  5. ^ "Bodvarsson signs for Wolves". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 2 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham 2 Wolves 2 – Report and Pictures". 6 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Players Refused To Lose". 6 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "England 1 Iceland 2: Fairytale continues as Hodgson's men crash out". FourFourTwo. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Böðvarsson, Jón". National Football Teams. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "J. Böðvarsson". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Jón Daði Böðvarsson". KSÍ. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jón Böðvarsson". eu-football. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Sigthórsson and Lagerbäck on "perfect" Iceland at UEFA.com
  14. ^ Iceland v Austria: Euro 2016 Live at guardian.co.uk

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