Skip to main content Skip to site footer


Michael Jacobs




Date of birth



175 cm





Popular forward 'Crackers' is entering his fourth season with Latics in 2018-19 having passed a century of appearances for the club in his second Sky Bet League One title-winning campaign at the DW Stadiu

Jacobs signed for Latics in July 2015 for an undisclosed fee from Wolverhampton Wanderers, agreeing a three-year deal before signing renewed terms in October 2017, which saw him commit to the club until the summer of 2020.

The forward, who can play in numerous positions, has played over 100 times for Latics in his three seasons at the DW Stadium and, as of the start of the 2018-19 season, has 25 goals to his name.

In both 2015-16 and 2017-18, Jacobs was a key part of Latics' Sky Bet League One title-winning campaigns whilst he more than held his own in 2016-17 in the Sky Bet Championship as one of Latics' better performers in a difficult campaign.

Jacobs was born in Rothwell, and spent his youth career with local club Northampton Town, making his debut still aged 17 in October 2009 in a 2-1 victory against AFC Bournemouth in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

2010-11 saw him break into the first team, making 48 appearances and scoring eight goals in all competitions, the first of which came in a 2-0 League Cup victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2010.

He went on to make a total of 100 appearances in all competitions for the Cobblers, scoring 15 goals, before signing for Derby County in July 2012. He made his Rams debut in a 5-5 draw against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup, netting one of the penalties in the shoot-out although Derby lost 7-6.

He made 47 appearances for the Rams in all competitions, scoring three goals, before joining Wolves on loan in November 2014. After nine appearances and one goal, he signed at Molineux permanently in January 2014, marking his switch with five goals in six games and helping Wolves gain promotion as League One Champions.

He totalled 43 appearances at the Molineux club before a loan move to Blackpool in the latter stages of 2014-15. During his time at Bloomfield Road, he played five times and scored one goal, the opener in a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium. He made one final appearance for Wolves in April 2015 before sealing the move to Latics.