Rógvi Jacobsen

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Rógvi Jacobsen
Personal information
Full name Rógvi Jacobsen
Date of birth (1979-03-05) 5 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position attacking midfielder or striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 KÍ Klaksvík 59 (34)
2001–2004 HB Tórshavn 71 (26)
2005 KR Reykjavík 17 (3)
2005–2006 SønderjyskE 5 (0)
2006 KR Reykjavík 9 (1)
2006–2007 HB Tórshavn 37 (17)
2008 IL Hødd 10 (3)
2008 KÍ Klaksvík 9 (3)
2009–2010 ÍF Fuglafjørður 18 (10)
Total 235 (97)
National team
1994 Faroe Islands U-17 2 (0)
1996–1997 Faroe Islands U-19 5 (2)
1999–2009 Faroe Islands 53 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rógvi Jacobsen (born 5 March 1979 in Klaksvík) is a former Faroese footballer who last played as a forward for ÍF. He is also the all-time top scorer of the Faroe Islands national football team.

Club career[edit]

Jacobsen played at semi-professional level for Icelandic team KR Reykjavík and Danish side SønderjyskE.

In August 2007 he went on a trial to Carlisle United. The trial did not end with a permanent contract so he continued playing with HB. During the trial he met and married his wife Sacha Crowther, who had previously been married to the Danish footballer Henrik Larsen. In 2008, he signed a professional contract with Norwegian First Division side IL Hødd.

International career[edit]

Jacobsen made his debut for Faroe Islands in an August 1999, in a friendly match against Iceland. He is known for having scored a Faroese goal in the 1-2 home loss to the World Champions Italy. On 21 November 2007, he scored his 10th goal for the Faroese national team, in a 1-3 away loss to Italy, hence breaking Todi Jónsson's record, and became all-time leading scorer of his country.[1] He has 53 caps for the Faroe Islands national side and has scored 10 goals.

In 2007, Jacobsen was nicknamed Inzaghi Faroese by La Gazzetta dello Sport.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 February 2002 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus  Poland 1–1 1–2 Friendly
2 7 June 2003 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 1–1 1–2 2004 Euro qualifying
3 20 August 2003 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Iceland 1–1 1–2 2004 Euro qualifying
4 18 August 2004 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Malta 2–0 3–2 Friendly
5 9 October 2004 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 2–1 2–2 2006 WC Qualifying
6 5 June 2005 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Switzerland 1–1 1–3 2006 WC Qualifying
7 28 March 2007 Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia 1–2 1–3 2008 Euro qualifying
8 2 June 2007 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Italy 1–2 1–2 2008 Euro qualifying
9 12 September 2007 S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas, Lithuania  Lithuania 1–2 1–2 2008 Euro qualifying
10 21 November 2007 Stadio Alberto Braglia, Modena, Italy  Italy 1–3 1–3 2008 Euro qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rógvi Jacobsen breaks the Faroese goalscoring record, but world champions Italy win 3-1". Soccer and Equipment. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jacobsen, l'Inzaghi delle Far Oer" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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