Jacob Thomas (soccer)

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Jacob Thomas
Personal information
Full name Jacob Thomas
Date of birth (1977-02-14) February 14, 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Austin, Texas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Youth career
1995 St. Louis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Austin Lone Stars ? (?)
1999–2004 Eintracht Braunschweig 119 (21)
2004–2005 VfB Lübeck 40 (4)
2006–2007 Columbus Crew 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 December 2006

Jacob Thomas (born February 14, 1977 in Austin, Texas) is an American soccer midfielder who last played for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.


After one season of college soccer, playing for the Saint Louis University, Thomas played for the Austin Lone Stars in the USISL. In 1999 Thomas went to Germany and joined Regionalliga Nord club Eintracht Braunschweig where he played for the next five years, including one season in the 2. Bundesliga.[1] In 2004, he moved to VfB Lübeck, where he remained for two seasons. On March 28, 2006 he was signed by the Columbus Crew.[2] He was released after the 2007 season.

Personal life[edit]

Thomas married his wife Franziska, the daughter of former Eintracht Braunschweig player Franz Merkhoffer, during his time in Braunschweig.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Thomas, Jacob" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Columbus signs midfielder Thomas". ESPN soccernet. March 31, 2006.
  3. ^ "Pferde haben den Fußball verdrängt" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Interview with Franz Merkhoffer" (in German). wirsindeintracht.de. Retrieved 27 December 2012.[permanent dead link]

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