|Full name||Mihkel Aksalu|
|Date of birth||7 November 1984|
|Place of birth||Kuressaare, Estonia|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Muhumaa (loan)||27||(0)|
|2002||→ Sörve (loan)||12||(0)|
|2004||→ Tervis Pärnu||15||(1)|
|2006||→ Flora II Tallinn (loan)||6||(0)|
|2010||→ Mansfield Town (loan)||2||(0)|
|2012||→ Flora II Tallinn (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mihkel Aksalu (born 7 November 1984 in Kuressaare) is an Estonian professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho in Finnish Veikkausliiga. He has had spells at Sheffield United and Mansfield Town in England.
On 29 January 2010 it was announced that Aksalu had signed for Sheffield United on a two and a half-year deal after a successful trial with the club. Kevin Blackwell, United's manager at the time, claimed that he had the potential to be Estonia's Number one, and he was the best goalkeeper trialist he'd seen. The following season, after failing to break into the first team, he signed a two-month loan deal with Mansfield Town. During his time at Mansfield Town, he played two league matches and one FA Cup match. He remained sidelined through most of his spell due to an abdominal muscle problem and returned to Bramall Lane in December. Remaining as a regular in the reserves he was unable to make the breakthrough into the first team in the following season. After a lengthy spell on the sidelines following back surgery he was released by the Blades in January 2012.
In early April 2013, Aksalu signed with Finnish Ykkonen side Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho. That season SJK won the league and got promoted to Veikkausliiga. In October 2014 SJK won the silver medal in Veikkausliiga, placing second after HJK Helsinki. Aksalu was named as one of the best goalkeepers in the league and SJK's Player of the Year.
Updated 14 November 2014.
|Season||League level||Country||Club||First team||Reserve team|
|Games||Goals against||Games||Goals against|
|2003||1||FC Flora Tallinn||1|
|2010–11||5||Mansfield Town (loan)||3||?||—||—|
|2012||1||FC Flora Tallinn||7||6||1||0|
- JK Tervis Pärnu
- Estonian Second Division
- Runners Up: 2003
- Estonian Second Division
- FC Flora Tallinn
- Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho
- Baltic League Awards – Best Goalkeeper: 2007
Goalkeeper of the Year
- "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Blades sign international 'keeper". Sheffield United. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
- "Aksalu returns to Blades". mansfieldtown.net. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
- "Goalkeeper leaves Blades". Sheffield United F.C. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
- Pulst, Siim (9 April 2012). "Mihkel Aksalu taasliitus Floraga" [Mihkel Aksalu rejoined Flora] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
- "Aksalu testimisel Kamsi ja Goldbergi klubis" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.