Frank Jacobsson

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Frank Jacobsson
Sanny Jacobsson Gais.jpg
Sune Sandbring in a game with Frank "Sanny" Jacobsson (right) from GAIS in the Allsvenskan 1953
Personal information
Full name Frank Charles "Sanny" Jacobsson
Date of birth (1930-07-06) July 6, 1930 (age 88)
Place of birth Boston, United States
Date of death (2017-02-26)26 February 2017[1]
Place of death Gothenburg, Sweden
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1945–1949 Redbergslids IK Fotboll
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1960 GAIS 130 (25)
National team
1951–1953 Sweden 6 (1)
Teams managed
1960–1961 Vårgårda IK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2018

Frank Charles "Sanny" Jacobsson (6 July 1930 – 26 February 2017) was a Swedish professional footballer who spent his entire career as a winger for the club GAIS in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

Professional career[edit]

Jacobsson spent his entire professional career with GAIS, from 1949–1960. Jacobsson played an important role in the 1953–54 Allsvenskan season, by scoring 4 goals in the last 3 games of the season. These matches were title deciders in a close race to end the season, and helped GAIS win their first Allsvenskan in 23 years.[2]

From 1960–1961, Jacobsson managed Vårgårda IK.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Jacobsson was born in the United States to a Swedish father and Italian mother, and moved to Sweden at a young age.[4] Jacobsson played professional football alongside his brother, Karl-Alfred Jacobsson, with GAIS and the Sweden national football team. His son, Roberto Jacobsson, was also associated with GAIS as a manager and player.[5]





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