Christian Jakobsen

Christian "Greko" Jakobsen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʰʁestjæn ˈkʁɛko ˈjɑkʌpsn̩]; born 27 March 1993) is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Danish 1st Division club Hvidovre IF.

Christian "Greko" Jakobsen
Personal information
Full name Christian Jakobsen
Date of birth (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Hvidovre
Number 14
Youth career
BK Skjold
Hvidovre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Hvidovre 32 (13)
2015 Roskilde 14 (7)
2015–2017 Brøndby 32 (2)
2017–2020 SønderjyskE 106 (26)
2020–2022 Lyngby 39 (4)
2022– Hvidovre 16 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12:12, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

HvidovreEdit

A youth product of Hvidovre IF, Jakobsen made his senior debut for the first team as an under-19 player against Rishøj Boldklub.[1] On 2 November 2012, he scored a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute in a 2nd Division match against IF Skjold Birkerød.[2] On 15 January 2013, Jakobsen signed a new two-year contract with Hvidovre.[3]

RoskildeEdit

On 8 August 2014, it was announced that Jakobsen would be the new signing of FC Roskilde valid from the new year, as he would become a free agent.[4] There, he was set to be the replacement for Emil Nielsen, who had moved to Norwegian club Rosenborg.[5]

He made his debut for Roskilde on 25 March 2015, in a 0–2 defeat against HB Køge in the 1st Division.[6] A strong six-month stretch for the club, in which he scored 7 goals in 14 appearances and became club top goalscorer that season, attracted considerable interest from Danish Superliga clubs.[5]

BrøndbyEdit

On 18 June 2015, Jakobsen signed a four-year contract with Danish Superliga club Brøndby.[7] He made his debut for the club in the Danish Cup, scoring four goals in a 7–0 win over Holbæk B&I.[8]

He made his Superliga debut for Brøndby on 27 September 2015, when he came on the pitch in the 74th minute, replacing Magnus Eriksson in the 1–0 victory against Copenhagen.[9]

SønderjyskEEdit

Jakobsen signed with SønderjyskE on 28 January 2017.[10] He made his debut for the club 17 February 2017 in a 0–3 defeat against Esbjerg fB.[11] On 21 May, he scored his first goals for the club – a hat-trick – to secure a 3–0 win against his former club Brøndby.[12][13]

LyngbyEdit

On 3 August 2020, Jakobsen signed a two-year deal with Lyngby Boldklub.[14] He suffered relegation to the Danish 1st Division with the club on 9 May 2021 after a loss to last placed AC Horsens.[15] On 28 May 2022, Lyngby Boldklub announced that Jakobsen's expiring contract would not be extended, making him a free agent after the 2021–22 season.[16]

Return to HvidovreEdit

In June 2022, Jakobsen signed with Hvidovre IF, the club where he had started his career.[17] Jakobsen made his debut on 24 July 2022 against Næstved Boldklub, where he also scored his first goal for his new club.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Before turning professional at Roskilde, Jakobsen studied economics at the University of Copenhagen next to playing football for Hvidovre.[19]

HonoursEdit

SønderjyskE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christian Jakobsen". Hvidovre IF.
  2. ^ Hagelskjær, Mads (2 November 2012). "Jakobsen-hattrick i knusende Hvidovre-sejr". bold.dk (in Danish).
  3. ^ Top, Morten (15 January 2013). "Hvidovre skriver med ung duo". bold.dk (in Danish).
  4. ^ "Roskilde henter ung angriber i Hvidovre". bold.dk. 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Helmin, Jesper (16 June 2015). "Superliga-klubber rykker i Roskilde-profil". bold.dk (in Danish).
  6. ^ "ROSKILDE VS. HB KØGE 0 - 1". bold.dk. 25 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Brøndby køber Roskilde-kant". bold.dk. 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Hvorfor hedder "Greko" egentlig "Greko"?". brondby.com (in Danish). 29 September 2015.
  9. ^ "BRØNDBY VS. KØBENHAVN 1 - 0". bold.dk. 27 September 2015.
  10. ^ "SønderjyskE henter Greko i Brøndby". soenderjyske.dk. 28 January 2017. Archived from the original on 16 February 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  11. ^ "SønderjyskE-debutant: Ikke retvisende resultat". bold.dk. 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "SønderjyskE vs. Brøndby - 21 May 2017 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  13. ^ Karlsen, Nanna Møller (21 May 2017). "Greko-hattrick nedlagde Brøndbys reserver". bold.dk (in Danish).
  14. ^ Greko: "Det skifte jeg havde håbet på", lyngby-boldklub.dk, 3 August 2020
  15. ^ Lage, Jacob Nordestgaard (9 May 2021). "Lyngby rykker ud af Superligaen - TV 2". sport.tv2.dk (in Danish).
  16. ^ Fischer, Theis (28 May 2022). "Søndag siger vi farvel til Fos, Greko og Panjeskovic - Lyngby Boldklub". Lyngby Boldklub (in Danish). Archived from the original on 28 May 2022. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  17. ^ Schmidt, Martin (13 June 2022). "Greko vender hjem til Hvidovre". bold.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  18. ^ NÆSTVED VS. HVIDOVRE 2 - 2, soccerway.com, 24 July 2022
  19. ^ ""Greko" - professionel fodboldspiller ad omveje". brondby.com (in Danish). 30 September 2015.

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