|Full name||Jahn Ivar Jakobsen|
|Date of birth||8 November 1965|
|Place of birth||Gravdal, Norway|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|IK Grand Bodø|
|1990–1993||BSC Young Boys||80||(32)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
During the very early years of his career, Jakobsen played at Junkeren and Grand Bodø, two minor Norwegian clubs in the town of Bodø. Mini's actual professional career as a footballer started at the well-known Norwegian club Bodø/Glimt. When he arrived at the club, Bodø/Glimt played in the third division (the third highest division in Norway at the time), but did gain promotion in 1986. In the Norwegian second division, Bodø/Glimt finished in seventh place in 1987. At Bodø/Glimt, Jakobsen was the top scorer for four consecutive seasons: In 1984 with seven goals (third division), in 1985 with 18 goals (third), in 1986 with 26 goals (third) and in 1987 with 16 goals (second division).
In 1988, Jakobsen was transferred to Rosenborg along with teammate Ørjan Berg, and after a successful season – winning the Norwegian double and becoming the Norwegian topscorer – he got his first cap for Norway. At Rosenborg he became well known as a high quality winger/striker.
After the Norwegian 1990 season, Jakobsen was transferred from Rosenborg to the Swiss club BSC Young Boys, and during the next four years hr played for several different European clubs in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.
In 1994, Jakobsen returned to Rosenborg, and became a part of Rosenborg's better than expected performances in UEFA Champions League tournament. He then played for Norway in the 1998 World Cup, where they made the second round.
Jakobsen successfully ended his professional career at Rosenborg by winning the Norwegian double in 1999. He is now working as a sports reporter at the Norwegian TV channel TV 2.
- As of 12 January 2015
|Season||Club||Division||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1990-91||Young Boys||Super League||21||7||0||0||—||—||21||7|
- Norwegian League Champion: 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
- Norwegian Cup Champion: 1988, 1990, 1995, 1999
- Caps for Norway: 65 (11 goals)
- Norwegian Premier League top scorer: 1989
- Pedersen, Ole Petter. "Jahn Ivar Jakobsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
- Third Division 1986, RSSSF Norway. Retrieved on 2 September 2016.
- Second Division 1987, RSSSF Norway. Retrieved on 2 September 2016.
- Gonsholt, Simen V. "Rosensorg". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). Dagens Næringsliv. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
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