Olof Mellberg

Date of birth03 September 1977
Place of birthStockholm
NationalitySwede
Weight82 kg
Height1.94 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Mellberg began his career in the domestic league at Degerfors in the 1996 season. After only one season he moved to AIK Solna where he came to the attention of Spanish club Racing Santender for whom he signed in the October 1998.

Olef made his debut for Sweden in February 2000 against Italy and went on to win a place in the squad for the Euro 2000 finals, featuring in each of his country's three matches.

He became a regular in the Swedish national team and his performances bought him to the attention of Premiership side Aston Villa whom he joined in the 2001 close season for £7 million. He fitted in well replacing Gareth Southgate at the heart of the defence and was seen as a key player for Sweden at the 2002 World Cup Finals.

Mellberg signed a new four-year contract with Aston Villa in May 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AIK Solna 01 Jul 1997 30 Jun 1998
Racing Santander 01 Jul 1998 30 Jun 2000
Aston Villa 25 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2008
Juventus 01 Jul 2008 01 Jul 2009
Olympiakos 01 Jul 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Racing Santander Primera Liga 35
1
5
2001-02 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2001-02 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2001-02 Aston Villa Premier League 32
3
2001-02 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2002-03 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 38
1
1
2002-03 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
2003-04 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2003-04 Aston Villa League Cup 5
2003-04 Aston Villa Premier League 33
1
4
2004-05 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2004-05 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2004-05 Aston Villa Premier League 30
3
6
2005-06 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
2
2005-06 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2005-06 Aston Villa Premier League 27
5
2006-07 Aston Villa League Cup 3
1
2006-07 Aston Villa Premier League 38
1
8
2007-08 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2007-08 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2007-08 Aston Villa Premier League 33
1
2
4
1
2008-09 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
2009-10 Olympiakos UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 Olympiakos UEFA Champions League 6
1
2011-12 Olympiakos UEFA Europa League 3
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Sep 2000 Real Sociedad v Racing Santander D 2-2 Primera Liga 1
16 Sep 2000 Racing Santander v Deportivo La Coruña L 0-3 Primera Liga 2
23 Sep 2000 Barcelona v Racing Santander L 3-1 Primera Liga 3
30 Sep 2000 Racing Santander v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
15 Oct 2000 Real Mallorca v Racing Santander L 2-1 Primera Liga 5
22 Oct 2000 Racing Santander v Numancia W 4-2 Primera Liga 6
28 Oct 2000 Las Palmas v Racing Santander L 2-1 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Racing Santander v Villarreal W 3-1 Primera Liga 8
05 Nov 2000 Real Zaragoza v Racing Santander L 2-0 Primera Liga 9
12 Nov 2000 Racing Santander v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
19 Nov 2000 Celta Vigo v Racing Santander D 1-1 Primera Liga 11
26 Nov 2000 Racing Santander v Español L 1-2 Primera Liga 12
02 Dec 2000 Rayo Vallecano v Racing Santander L 4-1 Primera Liga 13
10 Dec 2000 Racing Santander v Alavés W 2-1 Primera Liga 14
17 Dec 2000 Oviedo v Racing Santander L 1-0 Primera Liga 15
20 Dec 2000 Racing Santander v Valladolid D 2-2 Primera Liga 16
07 Jan 2001 Valencia v Racing Santander L 1-0 Primera Liga 17
14 Jan 2001 Racing Santander v Malaga L 0-1 Primera Liga 18
21 Jan 2001 Athletic Bilbao v Racing Santander L 3-1 Primera Liga 19
28 Jan 2001 Racing Santander v Real Sociedad L 1-4 Primera Liga 20
04 Feb 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Racing Santander L 2-1 Primera Liga 21
11 Feb 2001 Racing Santander v Barcelona W 4-0 Primera Liga 22
17 Feb 2001 Real Madrid v Racing Santander L 1-0 Primera Liga 23
25 Feb 2001 Racing Santander v Real Mallorca W 2-1 Primera Liga 24
04 Mar 2001 Numancia v Racing Santander L 1-0 Primera Liga 25
11 Mar 2001 Racing Santander v Las Palmas W 2-1 Primera Liga 26
18 Mar 2001 Villarreal v Racing Santander L 4-2 Primera Liga 27
01 Apr 2001 Racing Santander v Real Zaragoza W 2-1 Primera Liga 28
15 Apr 2001 Racing Santander v Celta Vigo W 3-0 Primera Liga 30
22 Apr 2001 Español v Racing Santander L 3-0 Primera Liga 31
29 Apr 2001 Racing Santander v Rayo Vallecano D 1-1 Primera Liga 32
06 May 2001 Alavés v Racing Santander L 5-1 Primera Liga 33
20 May 2001 Valladolid v Racing Santander D 1-1 Primera Liga 35
27 May 2001 Racing Santander v Valencia D 1-1 Primera Liga 36
10 Jun 2001 Malaga v Racing Santander L 2-1 Primera Liga 37
16 Jun 2001 Racing Santander v Athletic Bilbao W 3-0 Primera Liga 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Sweden UEFA Under-21 5
1
1996-97 Sweden Under-21 1
1997-98 Sweden UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
1
1997-98 Sweden Under-21 1
1998-99 Sweden UEFA Under-21 5
1
1999-00 Sweden International Friendly 1
3
1999-00 Sweden UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Sweden UEFA Under-21 1
2000-01 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 2
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships 1
2001-02 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 4
2002-03 Sweden International Friendly 4
2002-03 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 Sweden International Friendly 5
2003-04 Sweden UEFA European Championship 7
1
2004-05 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
2004-05 Sweden International Friendly 3
2005-06 Sweden FIFA World Cup 8
1
2005-06 Sweden International Friendly 4
2006-07 Sweden International Friendly 1
2006-07 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Sweden International Friendly 4
2007-08 Sweden UEFA European Championship 7
1
1
2008-09 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
2008-09 Sweden International Friendly 3
2009-10 Sweden FIFA World Cup 4
3
1
2009-10 Sweden International Friendly 4
2010-11 Sweden Cyprus International Tournament
1
2010-11 Sweden International Friendly 1
2010-11 Sweden UEFA European Championship 4
1
2011-12 Sweden International Friendly 5
2011-12 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Aug 1996 Sweden v Denmark W 3-2 U21
31 Aug 1996 Latvia v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Oct 1996 Sweden v Austria W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
29 Apr 1997 Sweden v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Jun 1997 Estonia v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
19 Aug 1997 Belarus v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1997 Sweden v Estonia W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
21 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 U21
24 May 1998 Norway v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA U21 Finals quarter-final
27 May 1998 Russia v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Play-off
29 May 1998 Germany v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA U21 5 6
04 Sep 1998 Sweden v England L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
13 Oct 1998 Bulgaria v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
26 Mar 1999 Sweden v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
30 Mar 1999 Poland v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
04 Jun 1999 England v Sweden L 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
03 Sep 1999 Sweden v Bulgaria L 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 5
23 Feb 2000 Italy v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Austria v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Denmark v Sweden W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Sweden v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Italy v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden L 2-1 NORDIC CUP
11 Oct 2000 Slovakia v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Feb 2001 Malta v Sweden W 0-3 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Sweden v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 Moldova v Sweden W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
25 Apr 2001 Switzerland v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Sweden v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Sweden v Moldova W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 FYR Macedonia v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
27 Mar 2002 Sweden v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Sweden v Nigeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Sweden v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Russia v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Latvia v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Oct 2002 Sweden v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Oct 2002 Sweden v Portugal L 2-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Tunisia v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Hungary v Sweden W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 Apr 2003 Sweden v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 San Marino v Sweden W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Jun 2003 Sweden v Poland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Aug 2003 Sweden v Greece L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Sweden v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Poland v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Oct 2003 Sweden v Latvia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Nov 2003 Egypt v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Sweden v England W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Sweden v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2004 Sweden v Bulgaria W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2004 Italy v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands W 0-0 (5-4) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 Sweden v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Malta v Sweden W 0-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Sweden v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Oct 2004 Sweden v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Nov 2004 Scotland v Sweden W 1-4 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 France v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Bulgaria v Sweden W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
04 Jun 2005 Sweden v Malta W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Aug 2005 Sweden v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Sweden v Bulgaria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2005 Hungary v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Oct 2005 Croatia v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Oct 2005 Sweden v Iceland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
01 Mar 2006 Republic of Ireland v Sweden L 3-0 International Friendly
25 May 2006 Sweden v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Sweden v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 2006 Sweden v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
20 Jun 2006 Sweden v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Sweden v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Feb 2007 Egypt v Sweden L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Denmark v Sweden W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Sweden v Iceland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Sweden v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Sweden v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Sweden v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Spain v Sweden L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
26 Mar 2008 Brazil v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 2008 Sweden v Slovenia W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Sweden v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2008 Greece v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 2008 Spain v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Jun 2008 Russia v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
20 Aug 2008 Sweden v France L 2-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Albania v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Sep 2008 Sweden v Hungary W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Feb 2009 Austria v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Portugal v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
01 Apr 2009 Serbia v Sweden L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Sweden v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Jun 2009 Sweden v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Aug 2009 Sweden v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Hungary v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Malta v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Oct 2009 Denmark v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Oct 2009 Sweden v Albania W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
18 Nov 2009 Italy v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Wales v Sweden W 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 2010 Sweden v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 4-2 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Sweden v Scotland W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Sweden v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Sep 2010 Sweden v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
09 Feb 2011 Sweden v Ukraine L 1-1 (4-5) Cyprus International Tournament Final
03 Jun 2011 Moldova v Sweden W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Jun 2011 Sweden v Finland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2011 Finland v Sweden W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Oct 2011 Sweden v Netherlands W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Nov 2011 Denmark v Sweden L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 England v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Croatia v Sweden W 1-3 International Friendly
30 May 2012 Sweden v Iceland W 3-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2012 Sweden v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2012 Ukraine v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Sweden v England L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 Sweden v France W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.