Andrésson, Jökull

Birth Date

25th August 2001

Birthplace

Mosfellsbær, Iceland

Occupation

Goalkeeper

Biographical Text

Jökull Andrésson, a goalkeeper from Reading, had three spells on loan with Exeter City between 2020 and 2023. The first was an emergency that was extended; the second was for half-a-season; the third was an emergency for a single match.

Jökull first signed for City in October 2020 following injuries to Lewis Ward and Jonny Maxted. He was nineteen at the time and had represented Iceland at under-17 level as well as playing for Hungerford Town on loan. Jökull came initially for a week as emergency cover but ended up staying long enough to play six league games and three cup matches. Once City’s regular ‘keepers were fit, Jökull returned to Reading and was soon at Morecambe in January 2021 on a two-match emergency loan, the second game being at Exeter City.

Within days Jökull was north of Morecambe playing for Exeter at Carlisle at the start of another loan stint. This time he was to be City’s goalkeeper for the remainder of the season playing a further 23 games in the process. Then, in something of a merry-go-round Jökull was back at Morecambe on a season-long loan in 2021/22 but, after playing 17 league and cup games by January 2022, he was recalled by Reading.

By now Jökull had progressed through the Icelandic system to under-19 and under-21 level and, early in 2022, was called-up for the senior squad for a series of friendlies in Turkey. He made his full-international debut on 12 January 2022 against Uganda. But a year later Jökull had still not made his Reading first-team debut and was back at Exeter City as emergency cover for Jamal Blackman. He played one game, away at MK Dons on 28 January 2023, before Reading sent him on loan to Stevenage for the rest of the season.   

Shortly after the start of the 2023/24 season he signed for Carlisle United on a season-long loan where he made just six league appearances during the early stages of an injury-hit stay.  

Appearances

Exeter City (three loan spells)

30 league; 3 cup (33).

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