Sofia Jakobsson

Eva Sofia Jakobsson (born 23 April 1990) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Montpellier HSC of the French Division 1 Féminine. She made her debut for the Sweden women's national football team in 2011 and won her 100th cap in 2019. Jakobsson represented her country in the 2013 edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, as well as at the 2011, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups. She also played at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Football Tournaments.

Sofia Jakobsson
Sofia Jakobsson in 2011
playing for Sweden in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Full name Eva Sofia Jakobsson[1]
Date of birth 23 April 1990 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Örnsköldsvik, Sweden[3]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Montpellier HSC
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Hägglunds IoFK
2007 Östers IF 21 (9)
2007–2011 Umeå IK 58 (18)
2011–2013 WFC Rossiyanka 13 (9)
2013 Chelsea Ladies 11 (6)
2013–2014 BV Cloppenburg 22 (5)
2014– Montpellier HSC 91 (50)
National team
2011– Sweden 101 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:47, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Club career

After playing one season in the second tier for Östers IF, Jakobsson signed in 2007, at 17, for national champion Umeå IK. In her five seasons in Umeå she won two championships and one national cup, and she made her UEFA Women's Cup debut. After Umeå lost its dominant position in the Damallsvenskan since 2009, Jakobsson transferred to Russian champion WFC Rossiyanka to again play the UEFA Women's Champions League.[4]

Jakobsson signed for Chelsea Ladies in January 2013.[5] She scored on her debut in a 1–1 draw with Birmingham,[6] and then scored a brace in her next game against Doncaster Rovers Belles.[7] She scored in her third consecutive Women's Super League game in a 2–1 win over the Liverpool Ladies.[8] She scored 2 more goals in the remaining 8 games, ending as Chelsea's top scorer along with Eniola Aluko.[9]

With three WSL games remaining until the end of the season she moved to the German Bundesliga alongside team mate Ester, signing for newly promoted team BV Cloppenburg.[10][11]

International career

Jakobsson made her debut for the Swedish national team in 2011. She has since represented Sweden 34 times as of July 2013, scoring 5 times. She has played the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2012 London Olympics and the UEFA Women's Euro 2013. Jakobsson was the top scorer of the 2015 Algarve Cup, netting four times for Sweden.

Jakobsson suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in January 2017 while training with her French club. She was ruled out of Sweden's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[12]

In April 2019 Jakobsson won her 100th cap, marking the occasion with a goal in Sweden's 2–0 friendly win over Austria in Maria Enzersdorf.[13] At the 2019 Women's World Cup, she scored in Sweden's quarter-final victory over Germany.[14]



Umeå IK
WFC Rossiyanka


Summer Olympic Games: Silver Medal, 2016

See also


  1. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson". Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Jakobsson seals Rossiyanka deal". UEFA. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Dam: Chelsea nästa för Sofia Jakobsson" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ 2013 WSL tables in
  10. ^ "Duo Depart For Germany". Chelsea Ladies FC. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  11. ^ [4], 4 September 2013
  12. ^ "Sofia Jakobsson korsbandsskadad" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  13. ^ Julin, Albin; Friberg, Anna (9 April 2019). "Hon blev målhjälte – i sin 100:e landskamp" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Sweden upset Germany to reach World Cup semis". Guardian. Retrieved 30 June 2019.

External links

2008 UEFA Women's Cup Final

The 2008 UEFA Women's Cup Final was played on 17 May and 24 May 2008 between Frankfurt of Germany and Umeå of Sweden. Frankfurt won 4–3 on aggregate.

2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship 2009 Final Tournament was held in Belarus from 13 to 25 July 2009. Players born on or after 1 January 1990 were eligible to participate in this competition. The tournament served as a qualifier for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.

2013 FA WSL

The 2013 FA WSL was the third season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 14 April and ended on 29 September.

Arsenal were the defending champions, having won their ninth consecutive English title last season. The top two teams qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League.

The season was the last before the creation of a second division of the WSL. All teams had to reapply for a place in WSL 1 in the next season. Doncaster Belles were the only current WSL team not granted a WSL 1 place, thus they played in the WSL 2 the following season. This decision had already been taken before Doncaster finished the season bottom of the WSL with the lowest points tally, as no relegation to the WSL 2 based on points was scheduled until the WSL 2 had completed its inaugural season to produce a corresponding promotion team. The reason for Doncaster's relegation from WSL 1 was a failed reapplication based on financial criteria, which is an aspect of the WSL the FA monitors very closely since it funds the participating teams and the teams must regularly prove they can match the FA funding. The Belles' place in the top flight the following season was taken by the Manchester City Ladies team from the FA Women's Premier League National Division, but now re-branded as Manchester City Women. Likewise, Lincoln Ladies retained their place in WSL 1 but relocated and re-branded as Notts County Ladies for the following season.

2014–15 Division 1 Féminine

The 2014–15 Division 1 Féminine season was the 41st since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions. The season began on 30 August 2014 and ended on 9 May 2015. The winter break began on 22 December 2014 and ended on 9 January 2015.

2015 Algarve Cup

The 2015 Algarve Cup was the 22nd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place on 4–11 March.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the United States, Australia, Sweden and Nigeria. Matches were played from 8 to 16 June 2015.

2016–17 Division 1 Féminine

The 2016–17 Division 1 Féminine season was the 43rd edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past ten seasons. The season began on 11 September 2016.

Lyon won the season, making it their 15th (and 11th straight) title.

2017–18 Division 1 Féminine

The 2017–18 Division 1 Féminine season was the 44th edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past eleven seasons. The season began on 3 September 2017 and ended on 27 May 2018. Lyon won their 16th (12th straight) title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group F

Group F of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 11 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Chile, Sweden, Thailand and the United States. The top two teams, the United States and Sweden, advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches were played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus. All six cities hosted matches during the 2014 World Cup, with the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio the only Olympic venue not to have been a World Cup venue.Associations affiliated with FIFA might send teams to participate in the tournament. Men's teams were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there were no age restrictions on women's teams. The Games made use of about 400 footballs.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group E

Group E of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included hosts Brazil, China, South Africa and Sweden. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team also advanced if they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 12 to 19 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).


Jakobsson is a surname of Icelandic or Swedish origin. The name refers to:

Andreas Jakobsson (born 1972), Swedish professional football player

Åsa Jakobsson (born 1966), Swedish football player

Ejler Jakobsson (1911–1986), Finnish-American science-fiction author and editor

Evert Jakobsson (1886–1960), Finnish Olympic track and field athlete

Fritz Jakobsson (born 1940), Finnish painter

Gunnar Jakobsson, Finnish figure skater

Jarl Jakobsson (1880–1951), Finnish Olympic track and field athlete

Johan Jakobsson (born 1987), Swedish handball player

Kristian Jakobsson (born 1996), Swedish ice hockey player

Leif Jakobsson (born 1955), Swedish politician; member of the Riksdag since 2002

Louise Etzner Jakobsson (born 1960), Swedish para-equestrian

Ludowika Jakobsson (1884–1968), Finnish-German Olympic figure skater

Markus Jakobsson (born 1968), Swedish-American computer security researcher and entrepreneur

Menotti Jakobsson (1892–1970), Swedish skier

Naomi Jakobsson (born 1941), American politician from Illinois; state legislator since 2003

Nina Jakobsson (born 1990), Swedish footballer

Sofia Jakobsson (born 1990), Swedish footballer

Torsten Jakobsson (born 1957), Swedish skier

Walter Jakobsson (1882–1957), Finnish Olympic figure skater

List of foreign FA Women's Super League players

The FA Women's Super League (FA WSL or WSL) is the highest league of women's football in England. The league, which started in 2011, was divided in two separate divisions (WSL 1 and WSL 2) from 2014; only the WSL 1 is considered in this list. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

Have played at least one FA WSL game. Players who were signed by WSL clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.

Are considered foreign, i.e., outside United Kingdom, or Ireland determined by the following:A player is considered foreign if she is not eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or The Republic of IrelandMore specifically:

If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if she has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British/Irish players with dual citizenship.

If a player has not been capped on international level, her country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched her nationality to another nation.Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one FA WSL game.

In bold: players who have played at least one FA WSL game in the current season (2018–19), and the clubs for which they have played. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of a WSL club who have not played a WSL game in the current season.

Last updated: FA WSL matches played on 24 March 2019.

Montpellier HSC (Women)

Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃pɛˈlyeɪ eɪˈroʊ]; commonly referred to as simply Montpellier) is a French women's football club based in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, a commune in the arrondissement of Montpellier. The club was founded in 1990. Montpellier play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished in 4th place in the 2009–10 season. The club is managed Sarah M'Barek and was captained by goalkeeper and French women's international Céline Deville before she departed for club rivals Lyon in July 2011.

Montpellier hosts its home matches at the Stade Joseph-Blanc, a 1,000-capacity stadium that is situated in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The club also hosts matches at the Stade de Grammont in Montpellier, where the male section is based.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group A

Group A of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Denmark, Finland, Italy and the host nation Sweden. Matches were staged in Gothenburg and Halmstad from 10–16 July 2013.

Sweden won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Italy. Denmark progressed as one of the best third-placed teams, but only after a drawing of lots. Finland finished bottom of the group and so were also eliminated from the tournament.

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship is a competition in women's football for European national teams of players under 19 years of age. National under-19 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.

In odd years the tournament is also a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying competition. The tournament began in the 1997–98 season as an under-18 event and became an under-19s event from the 2001–02 season, it is held yearly. The Championship has 3 phases: the qualifying phase open to all eligible nations, the elite phase featuring the group winners and runners-up from the qualifying phase, and the finals phase which is composed of 8 qualifying teams. The finals themselves are composed of two groups of four teams; each team plays the others in the group. The winner of each group after the 3 matches plays the runner-up of the opposing group in a semi-final, with the winner contesting the final.

Montpellier HSC (Women) – current squad
Sweden squads


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