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Debuts of Viking duo

Debuts of Viking duo

On this day in 2001, Peter Schmeichel and Olof Mellberg made their Villa debuts in an opening day goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Both players were impressive, with Mellberg outstanding at the heart of the defence. 

But while the Sweden international spent seven years at Villa Park, Great Dane Schmeichel departed after just one season.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 18th August 2001