Villarreal CF signs Swedish International player Olof Mellberg

Villarreal CF signs Swedish International player Olof Mellberg

08 / 08 / 2012

One of the best defenders of the last Eurocup will play for the Submarine during the 2012-2013 season

Villarreal CF has come to an agreement with Swedish International footballer Olof Mellberg. He will play during next season with the Yellows. The experienced center back, who is 34 years old, has been chosen among the best defenders of Poland/Ukraine's Eurocup –where he scored 2 goals- and has a brilliant professional resumé. Among his achievements, he has been present in four Eurocups and two Worldcups, playing 116 games with his national team and scoring 8 goals.

Olof has very powerful athletic conditions, he is 1,87 meters tall, very tactic and will bring his experience for securing the Yellow defense. The footballer comes from Olympiacos, where he won last season's league and cup.

Our new center back has had a physical examination earlier today at Hospital Jaime I de Castellón. Afterwards he signed his contract as new Villarreal CF player for this upcoming season. Mellberg will be presented tomorrow at 12 pm in the Ermita de la Mare de Déu de Gràcia, after the team attends the traditional 'ofrenda' to the saints of Vila-real.

Olof Mellberg's Resumé

1997/1998: AIK

1998/2001: Real Racing de Santander

2001/2008: Aston Villa FC

2008/2009: Juventus FC

2009/2012: Olympiacos FC

Sweden National Team: he played 116 games and scored 8 goles. He attended the Eurocups of Holland-Belgium (2000), Portugal (2004), Austria-Switzerland (2008) and Poland-Ukraine (2012). He also attended the Worldcups of Korea-Japan (2002) and Germany (2006).



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