Keaghan Jacobs

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Keaghan Jacobs
Personal information
Full name Keaghan Jacobs
Date of birth (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Livingston
Number 14
Youth career
2006–2007 Livingston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Livingston 187 (22)
2015–2016 Bidvest Wits 1 (0)
2017– Livingston 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:34, 23 January 2017 (UTC).

Keaghan Jacobs (born 9 September 1989) is a South African professional footballer, currently playing as a midfielder for Livingston, having previously played for the club before a short spell with Bidvest Wits. Although born in South Africa, Jacobs is eligible to play for Scotland through residency eligibility rules.[1]

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.[2] He made his first league appearance on 1 December 2007 in a 2–2 draw against Greenock Morton.[3] He made 5 more appearances in the 2007–08 season.[4] The following season, he gained more first-team experience, making 17 appearances largely as a substitute.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Bidvest Wits[edit]

On 10 July 2015, Jacobs signed for Premier Soccer League club Bidvest Wits.[8] He left the Clever Boys in July 2016, after just one year with the club.[9]

Livingston return[edit]

After 17 months away from the club, Jacobs returned to Livingston, now in Scottish League One, signing a deal until the end of the 2016–17 season.[10]

Personal[edit]

Jacobs was also a decent cricketer having played for West Lothian County Cricket Club, Fauldhouse Cricket Club he also represented Scotland at under-13 and under-15 levels before deciding to make a career in football.[11]

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.[12]

Honours[edit]

Livingston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Livingston 4–0 Alloa Athletic match report". BBC. 24 November 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Morton 2–2 Livingston match report". BBC. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs Stats, season 2007/08". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Keaghan Jacobs Stats, season 2008/09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Livingston FC sign promising youngster Keaghan Jacobs on new deal". West Lothian Courier. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Star midfielder extends stay". Livingston F.C. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Clever Boys confirm new arrivals". Premier Soccer League. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  9. ^ May, Edward (8 July 2016). "Bidvest Wits likely to part ways with Faty due to health issues". Goal. Goal.com. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Back to the Future as Keaghan Jacobs returns". Livingston FC. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jacobs wants a shot at Scotland dream". West Lothian Courier. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jacobs quartet make history". Livingston FC. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Lindsay, Clive (5 April 2015). "Livingston 4-0 Alloa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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