Lars Jacobsen

LARS JACOBSEN


Born: 20 September 1979, Odense, Denmark
Former clubs: Odense Boldklub, Hamburger SV, FC Copenhagen, 1.FC Nuremberg, Everton, Blackburn Rovers

A consistent right-back who was first-choice for his country at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Lars Jacobsen is a decorated defender.

Having starred for his hometown club, Odense Boldklub, Jacobsen has played with distinction in Denmark, Germany and England, winning three Danish Superliga titles with FC Copenhagen and reaching the FA Cup final with Everton.

The full-back joined West Ham United on transfer deadline day on 31 August 2010, with the move being formally ratified the following day.

2010/11

Completed the full 90 minutes in Blackburn Rovers' 3-1 Carling Cup first-round victory over Norwich City on 24 August 2010...Joined West Ham United from Blackburn Rovers on a permanent contract for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday 31 August 2010, with the move being ratified by the Premier League on Wednesday 1 September 2010...Made his West Ham United debut in the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Chelsea on 11 September 2010.

International career

Capped by Denmark at U16, U17, U19, U20, U21 and senior level...Made his age-group debut for Denmark in the 1-0 home UEFA European U17 Championship qualifying round defeat by Scotland in March 1996…Made his full debut for Denmark in a 2-0 friendly win over Israel in Tel Aviv on 1 March 2006…Appeared in six 2008 UEFA European Championship qualifiers…Appeared in eight 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, helping Denmark to reach South Africa by topping Group 1 ahead of Portugal and Sweden…Completed 90 minutes in all three of Denmark's Group E matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Lars Jacobsen

Before West Ham United

Joined Odense Boldklub in 1996…Made his European debut of Odense Boldklub in the 2-0 UEFA Intertoto Cup group-stage defeat in Samsunspor on 21 June 1997…Appeared in five UEFA Intertoto Cup with Odense Boldklub…Voted Danish U19 Player of the Year for 1997…Won promotion to the Danish Superliga with Odense Boldklub in 1998/99…Was named man of the match as Odense Boldklub beat FC Copenhagen to win the 2002 Danish Cup…Moved to German club Hamburger SV in summer 2002…Spent 18 months with Hamburger SV, making 22 Bundesliga appearances…Transferred to FC Copenhagen in January 2004…Won three Danish Superliga titles with FC Copenhagen…Made 12 UEFA Champions League and four UEFA Cup appearances for FC Copenhagen…Named in the 2005 and 2006 Danish Team of the Year…Joined German side 1. FC Nuremberg in July 2007…Moved to Premier League side Everton on a free transfer in July 2008…Was a half-time substitute in Everton's 2009 FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea…Joined Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in summer 2009…Made 15 appearances in all competitions for Blackburn Rovers in 2009/10.

Any other business

Won the Extra Bladet School Football Tournament in 1992, while he was a student at Sanderum School in Odense.