Olof Mellberg

Where is Olof Mellberg now?

An Aston Villa legend who captained the club for five years, Olof Mellberg retired from playing in 2014 after a short spell back in his native Sweden with FC Copenhagen.

A multiple trophy winner, he won league titles in his native Sweden and in Greece twice as well as receiving league runner-up medals in Denmark and Italy.

Mellberg was also an important member of the Sweden national side through the 2000’s and represented them in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals as well as the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.

He ended his international career with 117 caps, scoring eight goals.

Upon his retirement from playing, many players took to social media hailing his impact in the game including Swedish international team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic who said that he was the greatest Swedish defender of all time.

 
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After a brief break from the game Mellberg was appointed manager of Swedish third division side Brommapojkarna in November 2015.

Mellberg was tasked with turning round the fortunes of the club who were a mainstay in the Swedish top divisions for many years before their relegation to the third division in 2015.

In his first season at the club he made the first inroads into getting to the top division by winning the third division title and subsequently promotion to the second division.

He gained promotion for a second successive season in 2017 before leaving the club after choosing not to renew his contract.

Mellberg made a brief return to football coaching in July 2019 with Danish side Fremad Amager before joining his current side Helsingborgs as head coach.

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Olof Mellberg: Premier League Statistics

NationalitySweden
PositionDefender
Appearances232
Goals8
Yellow Cards21
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com