Mini Jakobsen

Jahn Ivar Jakobsen, nicknamed Mini, (born November 8, 1965 in Gravdal) is a former Norwegian football player (winger/forward) who has played for, amongst others, Bodø/Glimt and Rosenborg.

In 1988 Jakobsen was transferred to Rosenborg, and after a successful season – winning the Norwegian double and becoming the Norwegian topscorer – Mini got his first cap for Norway. At Rosenborg he became well known as a high quality winger/striker.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) For FB at Eggen Memorial match.

After the Norwegian 1990 season Mini was transferred from Rosenborg to the Swiss club BSC Young Boys, and during the next four years played in several different European clubs in SwitzerlandGermany and Belgium.

In 1994 Mini returned to Rosenborg, and became a part of Rosenborg’s better than expected performances in UEFA Champions League tournament. He then played for Norway in the 1998 World Cup, where they made the second round.

Mini successfully ended his professional career at Rosenborg, by winning the Norwegian double in 1999. And then started working as a sports reporter at the Norwegian TV channel TV 2.