Tom Rüsz Jacobsen
|Full name||Tom Rüsz Jacobsen|
|Date of birth||20 February 1953 (age 58)|
|Place of birth||Tjølling, Norway|
|* 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.
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
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.
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