Erling Jacobsen

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Erling Jacobsen
Erling Dávidsson Jacobsen 2012.jpg
Erling Jacobsen in 2012 while playing for Víkingur Gøta
Personal information
Full name Erling Dávidsson Jacobsen
Date of birth (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Faroe Islands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Fremad Amager ? (?)
2007 GÍ Gøta 13 (2)
2007–2008 Fremad Amager 3 (0)
2008 Víkingur 5 (2)
2008–2009 FC Amager 1 (0)
2009 Víkingur 1 (0)
2009–2010 Vanløse IF ? (?)
2010– Víkingur 63 (4)
National team
2005 Faroe Islands U15 ? (?)
2005–06 Faroe Islands U17 6 (0)
2007–08 Faroe Islands U19 6[1] (0)
2009–12 Faroe Islands U21 7[2] (0)
2010– Faroe Islands 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04 September 2015

Erling Dávidsson Jacobsen (born 13 February 1990) is a Faroese international footballer who plays as a defender for Víkingur.


Jacobsen has played club football in both Denmark and the Faroe Islands for Fremad Amager, GÍ Gøta, FC Amager and Vanløse IF. He had his debut on the Faroe Islands national football team in the 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland on 12 October 2010 on Svangaskarð Stadium.[3] The Faroese newspaper Dimmalætting called Jacobsen "Man of the Match" in a headline in the following edition. In an internet article on their website, UEFA said in a subheadline two weeks after the draw against Northern Ireland "One to watch: Erling Jacobsen (Víkingur)". Jacobsen has also played for all the youth national teams of the Faroe Islands: Faroe Islands U21, Faroe Islands U19, Faroe Islands U17 and for Faroe Islands U15. He played with the team which won the Aberdeen International Football Festival 2006 for Boys 16. Jacobsen also won the Boys 16 5-A-Side competition at the same festival together with three other Faroese football players.[4]

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Every year after the end of the Faroese football season the Faroese newspaper Sosialurin arranges an award evening in order to honour the best Faroese football players and others. The categories are: Best Male Football Player, Best Female Football Player, Young Player of the Year (male and female), Goal Keeper of the Year, Coach of the Year and Judge of the Year. It is the captains and coaches of all the teams in the best Faroese football divisions for men and women who elect the best persons.[5] Erling Jacobsen won the award "Young Player of the Year 2010".


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