Jakob Glesnes

Jakob Glesnes
Jakob Glesnes
Jakob Glesnes
Real Name: Jakob Glesnes
HT: 6' 2" WT: 185
Age: 26 (03/25/1994)
Birthplace: Sotra, Norway
Hometown: Sotra, Norway

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Stromsgodset Toppfotball to a two-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year using Targeted Allocation Money in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee on January 31, 2020.

The center back had a huge impact in his first season with the Union, earning a regular starting spot for the Supporters' Shield winners. Previously, he was a 25-year-old captain of Stromsgodset in the first-tier Norwegian league, Eliteserien. Off the field, he was named Norwegian soccer’s Role Model of the Year and Stromsgodset’s Community Player of the Year in 2017 for his work with community youth soccer program, Blue Hour.

OUTSIDE MLS: Joining Stromsgodset IF in 2016, Glesnes made 30 appearances in the 2018/19 season, contributing three assists in that time and has totaled three goals and seven assists in 113 matches overall for the club. 

INTERNATIONAL: His first appearance for Norway’s U21 national team came on October 7, 2016, and he was called up to represent the senior Norway Men’s National Team in October 2019.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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