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Lars Jacobsen

Lars Christian Jacobsen (born 20 September 1979) is a Danish association football. Lars Jacobsen currently plays for F.C. Copenhagen.

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Lars Jacobsen biography


Lars Christian Jacobsen (born 20 September 1979) is a Danish association football. Lars Jacobsen currently plays for F.C. Copenhagen.

Club career

Odense Boldklub

Born and raised in Odense, Funen, Jacobsen started Lars Jacobsen career with local top-flight team Odense Boldklub (OB). Lars Jacobsen talent was quickly discovered, as Lars Jacobsen played 58 matches for various youth national teams, and won the 1997 Danish Football Player of the Year Young Players of the Year award. Lars Jacobsen made Lars Jacobsen senior debut for OB in the Danish Superliga 1996-97.

Lars Jacobsen got Lars Jacobsen big break-through the following season, when Lars Jacobsen played 15 first team matches, even though the club was relegated to the Danish 1st Division. Lars Jacobsen helped the club win promotion and relegation the very next season. Lars Jacobsen most notable result with OB came in the 2002 Danish Cup final. OB won 2–0 against defending Superliga champions F.C. Copenhagen, and Jacobsen was named "Cup Fighter" (man of the match) as the club won its first trophy in nine years.

Hamburger SV

After the cup triumph, Lars Jacobsen moved abroad to play for Germany club Hamburger SV (HSV). HSV was no success for Jacobsen, as Lars Jacobsen played 22 Fußball-Bundesliga matches in Lars Jacobsen one and a half year at the club. In the 2003 winter transfer window, Lars Jacobsen moved back to Denmark to play for F.C. Copenhagen (FCK).

FC Copenhagen

At FCK, Jacobsen was assigned the number two shirt, and Lars Jacobsen quickly became a part of the starting line-up, playing in different defender positions. Lars Jacobsen established himself at right full back, and in 2005–06 F.C. Copenhagen season, Lars Jacobsen played full time as the club won the Superliga championship; 2,970 minutes in 33 matches. Lars Jacobsen was selected by national team coach Morten Olsen for the Denmark national football team in spring 2006. Lars Jacobsen made Lars Jacobsen national team debut on 1 March 2006, and played all 90 minutes of the friendly match 2–0 win against Israel national football team. Lars Jacobsen went on to play eight national team games in a row, before Morten Olsen decided to spare the FCK players in November 2006, due to FCK's tough fall schedule with several games in the international 2006–07 UEFA Champions League tournament.

Jacobsen was one of several FCK players who gathered international attention in FCK's UEFA Champions League games, and as Lars Jacobsen looked to leave the club on a Free transfer (football) in June 2007, Lars Jacobsen was rumoured to be sold in the 2006 winter transfer window. A number of European clubs were reportedly interested in buying him, among them Everton FC, Paris SG and Lars Jacobsen former club Hamburger SV. In December 2006, Jacobsen agreed with FCK to stay at the club until Lars Jacobsen contract ran out, helping the club defend the Superliga championship.

1. FC Nuremberg

Days later Lars Jacobsen signed a contract with German club 1. FC Nuremberg starting from July 2007. Lars Jacobsen stay with the German club was troubled because of injuries, and the club also failed to stay in the German Bundesliga. Lars Jacobsen therefore requested to leave and it was granted by the club in late June 2008.

Everton

In August 2008, Jacobsen signed for England Premier League club Everton F.C. on a free transfer, on a one-year deal, and was assigned squad number 15. After missing much of Lars Jacobsen debut season after injuring Lars Jacobsen shoulder, Jacobsen made Lars Jacobsen Premier League debut on 21 March 2009, away to Portsmouth F.C.. Lars Jacobsen went on to play in the 2009 FA Cup Final, coming on as a substitute at half time for Tony Hibbert.

Blackburn Rovers

On 29 June 2009, Jacobsen joined Blackburn Rovers F.C. on a two-year-deal from Everton. At the end of the 2009–10 season with Blackburn, Jacobsen had made 15 appearances in all competitions.
Lars Jacobsen made only one appearance in the 2010–11 season, in the League Cup win against Norwich City F.C., on 24 August 2010.

West Ham United

On 31 August 2010 transfer deadline day, Jacobsen signed for West Ham United F.C. on a free transfer and on a one year contract, the deal being completed on 1 September, at 5.05pm due to paperwork issues between the two football clubs. Lars Jacobsen made Lars Jacobsen debut for West Ham on 11 September in a 3–1 home defeat to Chelsea F.C. at Boleyn Ground. Jacobsen was released by West Ham in June 2011.

FC Copenhagen

Following Lars Jacobsen released by West Ham United, Jacobsen was linked with several club around Europe. On 13 September 2011, Jacobsen was set to join AS Saint-Etienne on a free transfer but on 16 September, Jacobsen opted to join Lars Jacobsen former club F.C. Copenhagen. Following Lars Jacobsen signing, Lars Jacobsen was given the number two jersey. Jacobsen made Lars Jacobsen debut for Copenhagen in a 2–0 victory over Aab.

International goals



Honours

Team
- Danish 1st Division: 1998–99 Danish 1st Division, with Odense
- Danish Cup: 2000–01, with Odense
- Danish Superliga: 2003–04 Danish Superliga, 2005–06 Danish Superliga and 2006–07 Danish Superliga, with Copenhagen
- F.A. Cup 2009 FA Cup Final runners-up with Everton F.C.

Individual
- 1997 Danish Football Player of the Year Young Players of the Year
- 2001 Danish Cup Fighter
- 2005 and 2006 Danish Team of the Year (Right back)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Jacobsen

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