|Full name||Ditmar Jakobs|
|Date of birth||28 August 1953|
|Place of birth||Oberhausen, West Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1974–1977||Tennis Borussia Berlin||101||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Jakobs played 493 games from 1971 to 1990 for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, Tennis Borussia Berlin, MSV Duisburg, and Hamburger SV. With Hamburger SV, he won the 1987 DFB-Pokal. In 1982 and 1983, he became German champion and in 1983, he won the European Cup.
Jakobs' career ended prematurely on 20 September 1989 in a game between Hamburger SV and Werder Bremen. When an attacker lobbed the Hamburger SV goalie, Jakobs lunged feet-first into his goal and scraped the ball off the line. However, he fell into the hooks fixing the goal to the ground (at that time, the hooks were not stipulated to be under the earth). He hung there for 20 agonising minutes, the hook deeply embedded in his flesh. Finally, the team doctor cut the hooks from his back with a scalpel. With this, the nerves in his back were cut. Because of this horrible accident, he was forced to end his career. However, he regards himself lucky, as the hook missed his spinal cords by a mere two inches.
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- Arnhold, Matthias (23 September 2015). "Ditmar Jakobs - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.