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Jay Bothroyd

Cardiff City FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
*(actual F 1: A 0)
0% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Jay Bothroyd

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 5 May 1982 in Islington, Greater London [registered in Islington, June 1982].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 12st 9lb. [2010]


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2010] &

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career at the renowned Arsenal FC Academy in 1999, but left without playing a single senior game, he was transfer-listed after throwing his shirt at the unused and Don Howe following a substitution in a FA Premier Academy League Final play-off.  Coventry City FC picked up his services for £1million on 13 July 2000.  After three years and fourteen league goals in 72 league appearances, Bothroyd joined the Italian side AC Perugia on 10 July 2003 after his contract expired, but a return of five goals in 28 league games appeared insignificant and he was loaned out back to England and Blackburn Rovers FC for the 2004/05 season, scoring once in eleven league appearances.  Charlton Athletic FC signed Bothroyd following Perugia's financial problems, on 31 August 2005, making seventeen league appearances, scoring twice.  Despite a trial and pre-season US tour with Crystal Palace FC, it was Wolverhampton Wanderers FC that signed him on a free transfer on 27 July 2006, and he made 55 league appearances, scoring twelve goals. He was then loaned to Stoke City FC for a month in March 2008 for four league appearances. Bothroyd then signed for Cardiff City FC on 5 August 2008 for £350,000. Following 116 league appearances that included 41 goals, he left on 23 May 2011 after they failed to win promotion from the Championship. On 13 July, he joined Premier League new club, Queen's Park Rangers FC. Joined Sheffield Wednesday FC on loan on 31 August 2012, scoring once in fourteen league appearances. He was released from QPR on 30 June 2013 after just 25 league appearances and three goals. On 8 January 2014, Bothroyd joined Thai Premier League club Muangthong United FC. In February 2015, he joined Japanese side Júbilo Iwata, scored 34 goals in 54 J2 League appearances, gaining promotion, before signing with Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in July 2017, making 107 J1 League appearances, scoring 35 goals, until 27 November 2021.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winners 1999-2000; Kor Royal Cup runners-up 2014; J2 League runners-up 2014-15; J.League Cup runners-up 2019;
Individual honours PFA Player of the Month October 2010; J2 League top scorer 2014-15;
Distinctions None


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2010].

England Career

Player number 1172nd player to appear for England.
The first Cardiff City FC player to represent England
BME number The 62nd BME player at Senior level. The least used BME player until 2012.
Position(s) Striker
Only match No. 893, 17 November 2010, England 1 France 2, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (71:33), aged 28 years 196 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (one appearance, one goal), England U20 (two appearances), England U18 (two appearances), England U16 (two appearances, one goals), England U15.
Distinctions Allegedly of Guyanese descent.  Also has been considered by the Jamaican national side, in October 2008, through his grandparents nationality.

England Disgrace

On 6 July 2013, Bothroyd was banned from driving for six months after he was caught using his phone whilst driving his Bentley.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts sub unused Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 0 ▲1
0 18 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

Match Record

Venue, Colour & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home venue
White shirt
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

Match History

 Club: Cardiff City F.C. - one full appearance (18 min)

manager: Fabio Capello - one full appearance (18 min)x

Age 28
1 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (substituted @ 0-2) Fr HL sub 72 20