Tom Jacobsen

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Tom Jacobsen
Personal information
Full name Tom Jacbosen
Date of birth (1954-03-17) 17 March 1954 (age 69)
Place of birth Norway
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
1971–1978 HamKam
1979–1982 Vålerenga
1983–1985 HamKam
International career
1971–1976 Norway U21 7 (0)
1971–1982 Norway 16 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tom Jacobsen (born 17 March 1954) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. He played as a midfielder for HamKam and Vålerenga and was capped 16 times playing for Norway. He is the brother of Pål Jacobsen.


Player career

Jacobsen played for HamKam from 1971 to 1978 and for Vålerenga from 1979 to 1982, before he returned to HamKam where he played until he retired.

He made his debut for Norway at the age of 17 years and 175 days in 1971, [1] and was capped a total of 16 times. [2]

Coaching career

Jacobsen joined HamKam's coaching staff in 2000, after working at Adidas. [3] Along with his brother, Pål Jacobsen, he was a part of Ståle Solbakken's coaching staff when HamKam played in Tippeligaen. [4] After Solbakken left for FC Copenhagen, Jacobsen continued as Frode Grodås' assistant coach. [5] Jacobsen later worked in the youth department of HamKam until the end of the 2010 season, when he left the club for a job at the local NAV office while also coaching the fourth-tier side Ottestad IL in his spare time. [3]

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