Erik Olof Mellberg (pronounced [ˈuːˈlɔf ˈmɛlːˈbærj]; born 3 September 1977 in Amnehärad, Gullspång) is a Swedish former footballer and current manager of IF Brommapojkarna. During his career Mellberg played as a central defender or right-back and was described as being "big, strong and exceptional in the air". He is best known for playing the majority of his career at Aston Villa as well as spells with Italian side Juventus and Greek side Olympiacos.
Mellberg played for Sweden in two World Cups and four European Championships and is a former captain of the national team. Mellberg ended his international career with 8 goals in 117 matches.Close