Keaghan Jacobs

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Keaghan Jacobs
Personal information
Full name Keaghan Jacobs
Date of birth (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Livingston
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2007 Livingston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Livingston 155 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Keaghan Jacobs (born 9 September 1989) is a South African professional footballer, currently playing as a midfielder for Livingston in the Scottish Championship.[1] Although born in South Africa, he is eligible to play for Scotland through residency eligibility rules.[2]

Career[edit]

Livingston[edit]

A product of Livingston's youth system, Jacobs made a scoring debut for the first-team on 24 November 2007 in a 4–0 home win against Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Cup.[3] He made his first league appearance on 1 December 2007 in a 2–2 draw against Greenock Morton.[4] He made 5 more appearances in the 2007–08 season.[5] The following season he gained more first-team experience, making 17 appearances largely as a substitute.[6] Jacobs remained with Livingston following their financial difficulties and subsequent demotion to the Scottish Third Division. In December 2009 he signed a new contract with the club keeping him at Almondvale until the summer of 2012.[7] He played a key role in helping the club win back to back Third and Second division championships on their ascent back to the Scottish First Division. On 19 April 2012, Jacobs signed a new two-year contract with the club.[8]

Personal[edit]

Jacobs could have also made it to become a professional cricketer having played for West Lothian County Cricket Club, Fauldhouse Cricket Club and also represented Scotland at under-13 and under-15 levels before deciding to make a career in football.[9]

He has a set of triplet brothers, Devon, Sheldon and Kyle who all played for Livingston. On 27 April 2010, all 4 brothers played together in a Scottish Third Division match against Albion Rovers. This is believed to be the only occasion in professional football where 4 brothers have been on the field, playing for the same team.[10]

Honours[edit]

Livingston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs Livingston Profile". Livingston F.C. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs is in my thoughts for Scots call admits under 21 boss Billy Stark". West Lothian Courier. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Livingston 4–0 Alloa Athletic match report". BBC. 24 November 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Morton 2–2 Livingston match report". BBC. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs Stats, season 2007/08". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs Stats, season 2008/09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Livingston FC sign promising youngster Keaghan Jacobs on new deal". West Lothian Courier. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Star midfielder extends stay". Livingston F.C. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jacobs wants a shot at Scotland dream". West Lothian Courier. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jacobs quartet make history". Livingston FC. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

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