Jakobsson, one of the world’s most prolific goal scorers, to make NWSL and Wave FC debut in 2022
SAN DIEGO (January 15, 2021) – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club announced today that the club has acquired the rights to Swedish international Sofia Jakobsson via transfer with Bayern Munich. Jakobsson, one of the world’s most dominant strikers, will join Wave FC pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate and P1 visa.
Jakobsson, 31, comes to Wave FC by way of Bayern Munich, although spent most of the 20-21 season at Spanish club Real Madrid. For Las Blancas the Swede scored eight goals and seven assists in 33 matches to lead the team. At the club level, Jakobsson is one of the most lethal finishers in the game tallying 113 goals over the course of her career. She has also been a mainstay for Sweden since 2011, having played in over 100 international matches for her country, including appearances at the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups. At the 2019 World Cup, Jakobsson notched the game winning goal in the third-place match and has scored a total of 23 international goals.
“Sofia is a natural goal scorer and a proven winner at the highest levels of the game,” said Wave FC head coach Casey Stoney. “She’ll bring yet another scoring threat to Wave FC’s attack. Sofia’s addition shows our desire to continue to develop an attacking team built on strong foundations. I am looking forward to working with Sofia to see what we can achieve.”
Name: Sofia Jakobsson
Date of Birth: April 23, 1990
Birthplace: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Last Club: Bayern Munich
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About San Diego NWSL
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced in June 2021 that San Diego will be home to an NWSL expansion team, set to begin play in Spring 2022. Jill Ellis, the only two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winning manager and a former FIFA World Women’s Coach of the Year recipient, serves as President of the San Diego NWSL team while England standout and former Manchester United Women’s Manager Casey Stoney will serve as the team’s head coach. Chief Revenue Officer, Vanessa Shay, will run revenue streams, marketing and business operations. The San Diego NWSL is owned by investor Ron Burkle. Burkle has tapped longtime friend and business associate Matt Alvarez to lead the project on his behalf.