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Eva Sofia Jakobsson (born 23 April 1990) is a Swedish footballer who plays for CD Tacón of the Spanish Primera División. She made her debut for the Sweden women's national football team in 2011 and won her 100th cap in 2019. Jakobsson represented her country in the 2013 edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, as well as at the 2011, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. She also played at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Football Tournaments.

Eva Sofia Jakobsson
Sofia Jakobsson in 2011.JPG
Sofia Jakobsson playing for Sweden in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Full name Eva Sofia Jakobsson[1]
Date of birth (1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Örnsköldsvik, Sweden[3]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
CD Tacón
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Hägglunds IoFK
2007 Östers IF 21 (9)
2007–2011 Umeå IK 58 (18)
2011–2013 WFC Rossiyanka 13 (9)
2013 Chelsea Ladies 11 (6)
2013–2014 BV Cloppenburg 22 (5)
2014–2019 Montpellier HSC 91 (50)
2019– CD Tacón 2 (1)
National team
2011– Sweden 111 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 November 2019

Club careerEdit

After playing one season in the second tier for Östers IF, Jakobsson signed in 2007, at 17, for national champion Umeå IK. In her five seasons in Umeå she won two championships and one national cup, and she made her UEFA Women's Cup debut. After Umeå lost its dominant position in the Damallsvenskan since 2009, Jakobsson transferred to Russian champion WFC Rossiyanka to again play the UEFA Women's Champions League.[4]

Jakobsson signed for Chelsea Ladies in January 2013.[5] She scored on her debut in a 1–1 draw with Birmingham,[6] and then scored a brace in her next game against Doncaster Rovers Belles.[7] She scored in her third consecutive Women's Super League game in a 2–1 win over the Liverpool Ladies.[8] She scored 2 more goals in the remaining 8 games, ending as Chelsea's top scorer along with Eniola Aluko.[9]

With three WSL games remaining until the end of the season she moved to the German Bundesliga alongside team mate Ester, signing for newly promoted team BV Cloppenburg.[10][11] In July 2014, Jakobsson signed for Montpellier HSC of the French Division 1 Féminine.[12] In July 2019, Jakobsson joined CD Tacón of the Spanish Primera División, along with her national teammate, Kosovare Asllani.[13]

International careerEdit

Jakobsson made her debut for the Swedish national team in 2011. She has since represented Sweden 34 times as of July 2013, scoring 5 times. She has played the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2012 London Olympics and the UEFA Women's Euro 2013. Jakobsson was the top scorer of the 2015 Algarve Cup, netting four times for Sweden. With Sweden, she won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[14]

Jakobsson suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in January 2017 while training with her French club. She was ruled out of Sweden's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[15]

In April 2019 Jakobsson won her 100th cap, marking the occasion with a goal in Sweden's 2–0 friendly win over Austria in Maria Enzersdorf.[16] At the 2019 Women's World Cup, she scored in Sweden's quarter-final victory over Germany.[17]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Umeå IK
WFC Rossiyanka

InternationalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Jakobsson seals Rossiyanka deal". UEFA. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Dam: Chelsea nästa för Sofia Jakobsson" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
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  9. ^ 2013 WSL tables in soccerway.com
  10. ^ "Duo Depart For Germany". Chelsea Ladies FC. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  11. ^ [4] Framba.de, 4 September 2013
  12. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson signs for French club Montpellier HSC". womenssoccerunited.com. 16 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson passe de Montpellier au Real Madrid". So Foot (in French). 29 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson korsbandsskadad" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  16. ^ Julin, Albin; Friberg, Anna (9 April 2019). "Hon blev målhjälte – i sin 100:e landskamp" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Sweden upset Germany to reach World Cup semis". Guardian. Retrieved 30 June 2019.

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