Jakob Glenses is a professional footballer of Norwegian nationality who serves as a defender for an American football club, Philadelphia Union of the Major League Soccer. He was a member of the Philadelphia team that won the Supporters' Shield 2020.
Glasses was born in Soltra, Norway on March 25, 1994. He trained with the academic faculty of Skogsvag, a former football club based in a village of Sotra, Norway.
Jakob Glenses' Career
A native of Steinsland, Glenses started his senior career with a domestic team, Hald. After playing with them for a season, he moved to Lov Ham which was merged with another team to form FK Fyllingsdalen. He would remain with the club until the summer of 2015, during which he made a total of 83 appearances and seven goals. He then signed with Asane to play at the second division of the Norwegian Football League.
Jakob Glesnes signed with the Philadelphia Union on 31 January 2020 SOURCE: Twitter
During his one-year stint with the club, he made 14 outings across all competitions. In 2016, he joined a first-tier squad, Sarpsborg 08, and made his top-flight debut in March 2016 versus Haugesund. Before moving to the states, he had played for yet another Norwegian team, Stromsgodset. For the Drammen side, he contributed 98 appearances including 3 goals. Glasses began his Philadelphia Union journey on January 31, 2020. He became prominent in the MLS community after scoring his first goal from over 35 yards against Los Angeles FC.
Since he arrived at the Union, he has been featured in 33 games. In Union's dramatic game against Atalanta in June 2021, his 35-yard blast in the 93rd minute secured a stunning equalizer for the former who were trailing by 2-0. He completed 32 of 34 passes in the game and recorded 4 duels steal, 3 clearances, 3 recoveries, and 3 shots. He is also known for his behavior of charging runs up two-thirds of the field to spark attacks - something that center backs are not generally known to do.
Jakob Glenses' Net Worth And Salary
In January 2021, the Philadelphia Inquirer stated the Union had paid an undisclosed transfer fee to acquire the Norwegian defenseman. He, however, was told of being a Targeted Allocation Money signing. As per experts, players signed in such nature are entitled to a salary in the region of $550,000 - at least according to the current CBA.
Jakob Glesnes reportedly grosses $500,000 a year with the Philadelphia union SOURCE: Philadelphia Union
The Union's total compensation falls in the domain of $10million, reports Brotherly Game, March 2021. That implies his cut easily tallies to five figures if not millions. While the details regarding his by-gone salaries are yet to be revealed, a well-estimated data propounds he raked in close to million dollars during his career in Norway. Accordingly, if guesstimates are to be considered, his net worth lies in the frame of half a million dollars.
Jakob Glenses' Wife
Glenses is in a relationship with his longtime partner, Linn Kristin Fauskanger.
Jakob Glesnes with his wife and son SOURCE: Instagram
Presumably, the couple started dating in 2012 with Glenses making his first public appearance in September of the same year. On the 23rd day of the month, Fauskanger shared a picture of herself and the footballer where the pair appears to be in the car's front seat. Though, the Scandinavian refrained from telling the actual story.
A month later, she once again aired her and Glenses' picture, only this time, she hashtagged the imaging, "boyfriend." The couple has been together ever since. Throughout the years, they have shared several of their relationship's episodes via each of their respective social media handles.
Although the pair are set to mark 9 years of being together with having a son in between those times, they are yet to reveal about their wedding date or even the knowledge of whether they are hitched or not.