|Full name||Evald Mikson|
|Date of birth||12 July 1911 (N.S.)|
|Place of birth||Tartu, Livonia, Russian Empire|
|Date of death||27 December 1993(aged 82)|
|Place of death||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|† Appearances (Goals).|
Evald Mikson (Icelandic: Eðvald Hinriksson), (12 July [O.S. 29 June] 1911, Tartu, Livonia, Russian Empire – 27 December 1993, Reykjavík, Iceland) was a goalkeeper in the Estonian national football team, winning 7 caps between 1934 and 1938. He has been accused of playing an active role in the murder of Jews in Estonia during his service as Deputy Chief of the Estonian Sicherheitspolizei in the Tallinn-Harju district during World War II.
Mikson has been accused by the Simon Wiesenthal Center of committing serious war crimes against Jews during the Second World War, when he was working as Deputy Head of Police in Tallinn/Harjumaa. At the end of the war, he escaped to Sweden, where he was considered an undesired person and war criminal after being questioned by a Stockholm court. There was never any question of extradition to the Soviet Union. In 1946 he was transported to the Norwegian border where a boat to Venezuela waited in Halden. However, the boat stranded in Iceland where he remained until his death. An application for a visa to the United States was denied in 1947, after information on his background as war criminal had been distributed via FBI.
In 1993, the Icelandic government set up a war crime investigation against Mikson, but he died before coming before court.
Estonian Historical Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Against Humanity confirmed that Mikson was guilty of war crimes.
Mikson was the father of Jóhannes Eðvaldsson, who played for Celtic F.C. in the seventies, and Atli Eðvaldsson, former player for Borussia Dortmund and player and coach of the Icelandic national football team.
- "WIESENTHAL CENTER WELCOMES ESTONIAN HISTORICAL COMMISSION FINDINGS WHICH CONFIRM HOLOCAUST CRIMES OF EVALD MIKSON". Simon Wiesenthal Center. 2001. Retrieved 2009-10-15.