When Cardiff City decided to sign Jay Bothroyd in 2008, not many of the club’s supporters would have been able to predict just how big of an impact the forward would go on to make for the Welsh side.
After reaching double figures in terms of goals in his first two seasons with the Bluebirds, Bothroyd took his game to new heights during the 2010/11 campaign.
However, despite Bothroyd’s fantastic displays, the Bluebirds were unable to seal promotion as they suffered a 3-0 aggregate defeat to Reading.
Keen to test himself in the Premier League, the forward opted to move to Queens Park Rangers in 2011.
Here, we take a look at how Bothroyd has been getting on ever since his decision to cut ties with Cardiff…
After being directly involved in 78 goals in 133 games for the Bluebirds, Bothroyd would have been hoping to achieve a similar amount of success at QPR.
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Bothroyd became a free-agent after leaving QPR in 2013 and opted to move to Muangthong United.
During his time with the Thailand-based outfit, the forward netted seven goals in 19 appearances before moving to Japanese side Jubilo Iwata in 2015.
Bothroyd achieved a relative amount of success with Jubilo Iwata as he regularly found the back of the net for the club.
Since joining Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in 2017, Bothroyd has featured regularly for the club.
Despite being in the twilight of his career, the 39-year-old managed to make 19 appearances in the J League this season.
Bothroyd’s only goal of the current campaign came in Consa’s 2-1 victory over Vegalta Sendai.
When you consider that the forward’s current deal is set to expire next January, it will be intriguing to see whether he decides to continue playing in Japan.