Tom R. Jacobsen

Tom Rüsz Jacobsen

Tom R. Jacobsen
Personal information
Full name Tom Rüsz Jacobsen
Date of birth 20 February 1953 (age 58)
Place of birth Tjølling, Norway
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Fram Larvik
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1977 Fram Larvik
1978-79 Bryne
1980-? Vålerenga 100
National team
1975-83 Norway 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tom Rüsz Jacobsen (born 20 February 1953 in Tjølling) is a retired Norwegian footballer. He was a goalkeeper, and played 26 matches for Norway. He is two times league champion, and one time cup champion with Vålerenga.

Club career

Jacobsen played for Vålerenga from 1980 until he retired. He played 100 league games, and conceded 42 goals - even though he managed a clean sheet in 42 of the 99 games he started. He was elected Man of the Match by VG 10 times. In his 99th league game, he got injured and needed to be taken off the field. In order to get 100 league games, he played the last 2 minutes of the next game - with a broken arm.

Jacobsen won Norwegian First Division two times, and the Norwegian Football Cup one time with Vålerenga. In the semifinal of the 1980 Norwegian Football Cup, he secured a rematch when he saved shot when it was only seconds left of the game. Vålerenga won the rematch against Mo IL, and qualified for the final where they won 4-1 against Lillestrøm SK

International career

Tom Rüsz Jacobsen was capped 26 times for Norway. He made his debut against Soviet Union on 24 September 1979, while he was still played for third-tier team Fram Larvik. In his first 7 international matches, Norway did not score a single goal. His last international appearance was against Yugoslavia on 12 October 1983.

Jacobsen's best performance on the national team, was against Switzerland in Bern on 29 October 1980, when Norway won 2-1 and he was elected Man of the Match by VG with 10 points of 10 possible.


Vålerenga Fotball


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