Sofia Jakobsson: Controversy, Net Worth & Personal Life

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Women’s soccer has been gaining popularity over recent years and has brought many talented players in highlight. One of them is Sofia Jakobsson, a Swedish professional soccer who currently plays for San Diego Wave in the National Women’s Soccer League. 

Before signing with San Diego in January 2022, Sofia played for the German club Bayern Munich. However, she only made five appearances in a single 2021 season. 

Sofia was all over the media portals when she made it to Real Madrid Feminino in July 2019. Undoubtedly, Real Madrid is one of the most reputed soccer clubs. Besides, it has a women’s division where the best female players worldwide are signed.

Sofia Jakobsson Roaming In The Street Of Munich
Sofia Jakobsson Roaming In The Street Of Munich (Source: Instagram)

The Swedish player started her soccer career at Osters IF. However, she joined national champion umeå IK after a single season in 2007. From there, her journey to becoming the best female soccer player started. 

Further, Sofia comes from a very ordinary family background and is a robust and passionate woman who is very much dedicated to her soccer career. 

Today, we dive into the life of Sofia Jakobsson. Here, we will discuss her childhood, age, net worth, career, personal life, etc.

But first, let’s have a look at her quick facts. 

Sofia Jakobsson | Quick Facts 

Name Eva Sofia Jakobsson
Birthdate 23 April 1990
Birthplace Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Age 34 Years Old
Nationality Sweden
Ethnicity Swedish
Horoscope Taurus
Mother’s Name Agnetta Jakobsson
Height 5’9″/1.74 m/174 cm
Weight 62 kg/136 lb
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Jersey Number 10
Debut Year 2011
Current team San Diego Wave
Profession Soccer player
Annual Salary $50,000
Net worth $1 Million
Relationship status Single
Position Forward
Career Highlights Russian Championship, Summer Olympic Games Silver Medal, 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze Medal 2019
Social media InstagramTwitter
Merch World Cup Stickers
Last Update July 2024

Sofia Jakobsson | Early Life

Eve Sofia Jakobsson, famously known as Sofia Jakobsson, was born on 23 April 1990 in Örnsköldsvik to her mother, Agneta Jakobsson.

However, nothing has been mentioned about her father. Sofia has kept her early life a complete secret and hasn’t disclosed anything to the media. 

However, she started her career when she was 17 years old. We can assume that Sofia used to play soccer from her early childhood.

Sofia Jakobsson | Career

Sofia started her career at 17 with national champion Umeå IK. Before that, she played soccer for Östers IF, but she was there for only a year. Umoå IK signed her in 2011 for a five-year contract.

During her 5-year tenure in Umoå, Sofia won two championships and one national cup. Likewise, she even made her UEFA women’s Cup debut.

Sofia transferred to Russian Champion WFC Rossiyanka after losing her playing time at Umeå IK. Besides, she joined WFC to play UEFA Champions League and to establish her name in women’s soccer

Beautiful Sofia Jakobsson
Sofia Jakobsson Making Pout For Photo (Source: Instagram)

In January 2013, Sofia signed a contract with Chelsea Ladies. She impressed everyone by scoring a 1-1 debut draw goal against Birmingham. 

Likewise, she scored a brace in her second game against Doncaster Rovers Belles. The Swedish player scored two more goals in the remaining eight games, eventually making Chelse’s top scorer.

Sofia moved to the German Bundesliga team BV Cloppenburg with three games remaining in the WSL season. She again signed for Montpellier HSC of the French Division 1 Feminine in July 2014.

 LATER, She came into the limelight after signing with Real Madrid Feminino of the Spanish Premier Divison in 2019. 

Not surprisingly, Jakobsson scored the most number of goals and most assists for her team, scoring eight goals and seven assists during her first season in Spain.

After a single season with the Spanish club, Sofia signed with Bayern Munich in the German Frauen Bundesliga. However, she only made a total of five appearances in the entire 2021 season. 

In January 2022, she signed with the American team San Diego Wave FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. 

International Career

Jakobsson made her Swedish national team debut in 2011. Sofia has represented Sweden in three Olympics (London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020).

Similarly, she has played for Sweden in three World Cups (Germany in 2011, Canada in 2015, and France in 2019). Her team finished third in two world cups (2011,  2019).

In 2017, Jakobsson suffered an injury while training with the French club. As a result, she was ruled out by Sweden’s squad for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.

Swedish Professional Footballer Sofia
Swedish Professional Soccer Sofia (Source: Instagram)

She won her 100th cap in April 2019 and made the occasion even more memorable by scoring a goal against Austria in Maria Enzersdorf. 

Besides, Jakobsson, in the semi-final of the Women’s World Cup, scored an equalizer goal within 10 minutes of Germany taking an early lead in the match.

Sofia Jakobsson | Body Measurement

As of 2024, Sofia is 34 years old. She was born in Sweden.

According to her birth chart horoscope, she is an Aries. People born with this zodiac sign are usually determined, outspoken, and determined. Likewise, Sofia is one committed and passionate woman as well.

Sofia Jakobsson in blond hair
Sofia Jakobsson In Blond Hair (Source: Instagram)

The San Diego Wave player has blond hair and beautiful blue eyes. Further, Sofia is 5’9″/1.74 m tall and weighs around 62 kg/136 lb. 

As a player, she needs to maintain a good and healthy physique. Therefore, she has hired a professional chef that prepares meals for her. 

Sofia Jakobsson | Net Worth

Since Sofia has played for various clubs, she has amassed a net worth of $1 million as of 2024. Her annual salary is assumed to be around $50,000.

Jakobsson Taking Mirror Selfie
Jakobsson Taking Mirror Selfie (Source: Instagram)

Besides, Sofia also earns from various brand endorsements and sponsorships. While playing for Real Madrid, she was a brand ambassador for Adidas. 

Undoubtedly, Sofia Lives a luxurious life, all thanks to her earnings from her soccer career. 

Sofia Jakobsson | Honors

Jakobsson won a silver medal in the Summer Olympic Games of 2016. Similarly, she bagged a bronze medal in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. 

The Swedish player stood up as the winner of the Russian Championship in the 2011-2012 season.

Further, she won at the Damallsvenskan in 2007 and 2008, Svenska Cupen in 2007, and Svenska Supercupen in 2007 and 2008.

Sofia Jakobsson | Personal Life

Since Sofia has always been so private about her life, little information about her personal life is known. 

As per the sources, Sofia is currently single and living her best life. She is earning as well as traveling around the world by herself.

Sofia Jakobsson, Player For The Swedish National Team
Sofia Jakobsson, Player For The Swedish National Team (Source: Instagram)

She is a young and independent woman. Indeed, she has worked hard to get into this position. She deserves all the happiness and success.

Sofia Jakobsson | Controversy

Sofia’s intimate pictures were unfortunately leaked from her iCloud. The soccer player was upset about the abuse of her privacy.

In this era, when a person’s privacy means so much, it’s ridiculous to commit an act so regressive. The culprit party deserves punitive action. 

Sofia Jakobsson | Social Media Presence

The Swedish soccer star is active on several social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Her social media post primarily features photos and videos from her games. 

Instagram: 123K followers


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Twitter: 22.5k followers

Some More Information About Sofia And Her Career

  • Sofia plays for San Diego Wave In the National Women’s Soccer League. 
  • While playing for Real Madrid in Premier Division, she scored eight goals and made seven assists.
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s jersey number is 10 in San Diego Wave and Sweden’s women’s national soccer team.
  •  The Swedish beauty is involved in 45% of the total team goal.
  • She started her professional career with Umea IK and debuted on Sweden’s national team in 2011. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Sofia Jakobsson a lesbian?

It was rumored that Sofia is possibly a lesbian. However, no precise information regarding her sexuality is out yet.

Is Sofia Jakobsson married?

No, Sofia is not married yet. She is living her fabulous single life in her 30s.

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