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
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).