Mikaelsson during his time with Aston Villa
|Full name||Tobias Lars Mikaelsson|
|Date of birth||17 November 1988|
|Place of birth||Jörlanda, Sweden|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||IK Oddevold|
|2007||→ Ljungskile (loan)||5||(1)|
|2008||→ Port Vale (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his professional career with Aston Villa in England in 2007. After loan spells with Ljungskile SK and Port Vale, he signed with Swedish side Trollhättan in 2009. Two years later he joined Ljungskile. He joined Oddevold in February 2013.
Mikaelsson has said: "I like to think I'm an intelligent type of player with decent technique and decent pace." He is noted for his tall and powerful physique and sound technical ability.
Mikaelsson signed for Aston Villa in August 2005 from Swedish Superettan side, Ljungskile – the team he also supports. He never played a game for the Villa senior team, but made appearances at youth level and for the Reserves where he had a prolific goalscoring record. Mikaelsson was thought to have a very bright future ahead of him, some pundits had previously tipped him to become a star while he was at youth level, and follow the footsteps of his boyhood idols Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrik Larsson. Mikaelsson joined old club Ljungskile on loan in April 2007 to gain first-team experience, and he shone, scoring one goal and bagging five assists in the stint. On 18 September 2007 he scored his first hat-trick for Villa Reserves – in a 4–1 victory against Derby County. In January 2008, Mikaelsson joined Port Vale on a one-month loan deal, joining up with team-mate Chris Herd. He played six games for the League One club, Vale lost four and drew two games. After Mikaelsson returned to Villa Park following an ankle injury, Vale were relegated. In July 2008, Mikaelsson was rewarded with a one year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2009. In April 2009, he had an unsuccessful trial at League One Hartlepool United following release from Aston Villa.
Mikaelsson later returned home to Sweden and signed for Trollhättan in July 2009. In his first season in the Superettan, Mikaelsson scored a single goal in 18 appearances for Trollhättan. During the 2010 season, Mikaelsson managed to score 5 goals in 29 appearances for the club, but was unable to help them avoid relegation.
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream Publishing. p. 292. ISBN 9-781845-963248.
- "Vale sign Villa reserve striker". BBC Sport. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
- "Mikaelsson ends Vale loan early". BBC Sport. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
- "The profile for Tobias Mikaelsson". transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "Passport". soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- "Tobias Mikaelsson klar för Oddevold". oddevold.se. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
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