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Jacob Levin

Full name: Jacob Levin (Hodisch-)
Other name(s): Jacob Lewin, Jack Levine
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: November 22, 1890 in Landskrona, Skåne, Sweden
Died: December 10, 1945 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Örgryte IS, Göteborg (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Football


Jacob Levin was a Swedish mystery man for many years. Levin was a fullback who started with Örgryte IS and won the Swedish title with them in 1909. He joined the national team in 1910, eventually earning six caps. Levin played for Sweden in football at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, but in 1913 joined Everton FC in Liverpool, England, and played two games with them. And there the trail seemed to end, except for one letter from 1925 sent back to his sister, signing his name as the Anglicized "Jack." It was thought he possibly emigrated to the United States, and there is some indication he fought in World War I. Levin lived on in Liverpool, dying there in 1945, but his whereabouts and death were not discovered until 2017.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Football Men's Football Sweden SWE 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Football Sweden SWE Final Standings 9T 1912-06-29 0 0 0
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Football Sweden SWE Round One Match #3 2 1912-06-29 NED 4, SWE 3 0
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