ISL 2022-23: NorthEast United FC sign Danish defender Michael Jakobsen

Michael Jakobsen joins the list of Jon Gaztanaga, Emil Benny, Jithin MS, and Arindam Bhattacharya in the summer arrivals for NorthEast United FC.

ISL 2022-23: NorthEast United FC sign Danish defender Michael Jakobsen
ISL 2022-23: NorthEast United FC sign Danish defender Michael Jakobsen
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NorthEast United FC have signed Danish defender Michael Jacobsen ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23), the club announced the signing through their social media handles on Thursday.

Jakobsen joins the list of Jon Gaztanaga, Emil Benny, Jithin MS, and Arindam Bhattacharya in the summer arrivals for NorthEast United FC and will be a crucial element for the Marco Balbul-led side.

Michael Jacobsen Career

The defender began his professional career with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and since then has represented top-tier Danish clubs in Europe such as FC Copenhagen and Esbjerg fB.

The centre-back boasts of 72 youth team appearances for the Denmark national team, six appearances for the Denmark senior national team along with 422 club appearances in Europe and Australia. He was also named the Denmark U-17 player of the year in 2002.

Jakobsen has also made appearances in top European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup, and domestic tournaments such as the Copa Del Rey, and KNVB Beker.

After plying his trade with several Danish clubs, the 26-year-old moved to Melbourne City FC from Esbjerg fB in 2016 followed by another move to Adelaide United in 2018.