Andreas Jakobsson

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Andreas Jakobsson
Personal information
Full name Bo Janne Andreas Jakobsson
Date of birth (1972-10-06) 6 October 1972 (age 41)
Place of birth Lund, Sweden
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Svalövs BK
Number 5
Youth career
1978–1988 Teckomatorps SK
1988–1989 Landskrona BoIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Landskrona BoIS 99 (2)
1995–2000 Helsingborgs IF 135 (5)
2000–2003 F.C. Hansa Rostock 99 (4)
2003–2004 Brøndby IF 34 (5)
2004–2005 Southampton FC 27 (2)
2005–2007 Helsingborgs IF 58 (5)
Total 452 (23)
National team
1996–2004 Sweden 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bo Janne Andreas Jakobsson (born 6 October 1972) is a Swedish professional football player in the defender position and the defensive midfielder. He has played 36 international matches for the Sweden national team, and was a squad player for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 European Championship.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Lund and raised in Teckomatorp, Jakobsson started his senior career as a central defender for nearby club Landskrona BoIS in 1990. He helped Landskrona win promotion for the top-flight Swedish Allsvenskan championship in 1993. Landskrona were relegated again following the 1994 Allsvenskan season, and Jakobsson moved on to Allsvenskan club Helsingborgs IF. He instantly commanded a place in Helsingborg's starting line-up, and made his debut for the Swedish national team in February 1996. Together with Ola Nilsson, he formed the strongest central defence in Allsvenskan for several years and in, 1999, HIF was finally able to win Allsvenskan after 58 years of waiting. Without the solid defence controlled by Jakobsson, many doubt it would have been possible.

After winning the 1999 Allsvenskan championship with HIF, he moved abroad to play for F.C. Hansa Rostock in the German Bundesliga in the summer 2000. He played three seasons at Rostock, missing only three of 102 league games for the club. He was called up for the Swedish squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and played full-time in all four Swedish games before elimination. In July 2003, Jakobsson left Rostock to play for Brøndby IF in the Danish Superliga. He was selected to represent Sweden at the 2004 European Championship, and played full-time in the tournament, as Sweden reached the quarter-finals.

He played five games in the 2004–05 Superliga, which Brøndby would go on to win, before moving to English club Southampton F.C. in the FA Premier League, scoring twice against Crystal Palace[1] and Middlesbrough.[2] At the end of the season, Southampton were relegated, and Jakobsson returned to play for Helsingborgs IF. After the 2007 season, he will retire and play for Svalövs BK in the seventh division.

Club statistics[edit]

Only league games included.
Season Club Matches Goals
1990 Landskrona 5 0
1991 Landskrona 24 0
1992 Landskrona 28 0
1993 Landskrona 25 2
1994 Landskrona 17 0
1995 Helsingborgs IF 25 2
1996 Helsingborgs IF 26 0
1997 Helsingborgs IF 25 1
1998 Helsingborgs IF 26 1
1999 Helsingborgs IF 25 0
2000 Helsingborgs IF 8 1
2000–01 F.C. Hansa Rostock 34 1
2001–02 F.C. Hansa Rostock 32 2
2002–03 F.C. Hansa Rostock 33 1
2003–04 Brøndby IF 29 4
2004–05 Brøndby IF 5 1
2004–05 Southampton F.C. 27 2
2005 Helsingborgs IF 11 0
2006 Helsingborgs IF 21 0
2007 Helsingborgs IF 26 5
Total 452 23

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton 2–2 C Palace". BBC. 27 November 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough 1–3 Southampton". BBC. 20 March 2005. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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