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My Story: Jón Daði Böðvarsson

6 July 2020

Jón Daði Böðvarsson has had quite the storied career - and he's only 28.

Born in the small Icelandic town of Selfoss - population just over 6,000 - on the banks of the Ölfusá river, the striker's career has taken him to four different countries, two international tournaments - and a night in France that shook the footballing world to its core in 2016.

A household name in his homeland, Böðvarsson began with his hometown team, Selfoss, before embarking on a journey that would take him to Aarhus, Viking and Kaiserslauten, before Wolverhampton Wanderers opted to bring him to the UK in 2016 - after Iceland's heroics in the European Championships. Reading then took on the services of Jón Daði a year later, before The Lions came calling in 2019.

In the first of a new series, 'My Story' looks at the life of Jón Daði Böðvarsson, from his humble beginnings to playing on the world stage at EURO 2016, facing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, that famous night against England, his time at Millwall and much, much more.

Click play on the video above to watch 'My Story: Jón Daði Böðvarsson'.


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