Pål Jacobsen

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Pål Jacobsen
Personal information
Full name Pål Jacobsen
Date of birth (1956-05-20) 20 May 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Molde,[1] Norway
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ham-Kam (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Ham-Kam ? (?)
1981–1984 Vålerenga 73 (37)
1985–1987 Ham-Kam ? (?)
National team
1975–1986 Norway 42 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pål Jacobsen (born 20 May 1956) is a Norwegian football coach and former player.

His debut for Ham-Kam came at an age of 16 years and 358 days, and he is among the youngest players ever in the Norwegian top division.[citation needed] In 1981 Jacobsen, scoring 16 goals, became top goalscorer in the Norwegian Premier League.[2] At this date he was playing for Vålerenga, he scored 13 goals in 42 caps for the national team.[1]

Haunted by a failed achilles tendon operation in 1985,[3] he chose to finish his career in 1987.

Jacobsen currently works as an assistant coach for Ham-Kam, and as a freelance sports journalist in the local newspaper Hamar Arbeiderblad.


  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Pål Jacobsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Top scorers men's football 1948-2008 (Norwegian)" (PDF). The Football Association of Norway (NFF). Retrieved 26 Jan 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/artikkel.php?artid=5369675