Sven-Tore Jacobsen

Sven-Tore Jacobsen (born 18 August 1953) is a former Norwegian team handball player, and former head coach for the Norway women's national handball team.

Sven-Tore Jacobsen
Personal information
Born (1953-08-18) 18 August 1953 (age 66)
Nationality Norwegian
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Norway 33 (45)
Teams managed
Years Team
Norway (women)


Jacobsen played 33 matches for the Norway national handball team between 1975 and 1978.[1]

As coach from 1984 to 1993 he led the national team at the World Women's Handball Championship to a Bronze medal in 1986, and silver medals at the 1988 and the 1992 Summer Olympics.

He has worked for the Trondheim branch of the agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet, and as CEO for the wholesaler Maske Gruppen.[2]


Olympic Games
  • 1988: 2nd
  • 1992: 2nd
World Championships
  • 1986: 3rd
  • 1990: 6th
  • 1993: 3rd


  1. "Landskampstatistikk. Totaloversikt for Jacobsen, Sven-Tore" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 23 December 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. "Sven Tore Jacobsen på Skaun-toppen". Trønderbladet. 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karen Fladset
Norway women's national handball team head coach
1984 1993
Succeeded by
Marit Breivik