Özcan Melkemichel

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Özcan Melkemichel
Özcan Melkemichel A 17 1954.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-02-21) 21 February 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Turkey[1]
Youth career
1978-1983 Syrianska FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983-1992 Syrianska FC
Teams managed
2003–2004 Syrianska FC
2005–2013 Syrianska FC[2]
2014- AFC United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Özcan Melkemichel (born 21 February 1968[3]) is a Swedish former footballer and current manager of Division 1 Norra side AFC United. He is of Aramaic/Syriac descent.[4]


Melkemichel came to Sweden in 1975 after having been born in Turkey and then spending a five years living in Germany. He started playing for Syrianska FC in the team's second year of existence when they were still an amateur neighbourhood club. While working as a hairdresser he continued playing for the club for nine years as they advanced upwards through the Swedish football pyramid. When he took over as manager he only intended for it to be a short term thing to help the club out. But after winning the Swedish fourth tier with the club he remained in the position and then brought the team to top tier, Allsvenskan.[5]