Professional footballer Jay lives in Japan and is currently a striker for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. He lives on Hokkaido, an island at the north tip of Japan. Originally from North London, Jay was picked up by Arsenal at 10 years old and rocketed through the academy system as one of the standout players. At 18, he went on to play for Coventry City, spending three years with the Sky Blues and becoming the club’s top-scorer with 11 goals during the 2002–2003 season. He signed with Italian club Perugia in 2003 and later returned to England and played for Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday. In 2010 he earned an England cap when he was selected to play for the national team. In 2014, Bothroyd began playing in Asia, first in Thailand for Muangthong United, and later in Japan for Júbilo Iwata. He is only the second English player ever to play in the J1 league in Japan, after Gary Lineker. Being epileptic himself, Jay is a key supporter for Epilepsy Action which is a charity that improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.