Cape Town – Calvin Marlin has announced his retirement from football as he takes up a new role as Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeping coach.
According to KickOff, Marlin is proud of his achievements as a shot stopper since starting his professional career in 1996.
“It is always nice to stay on in football and I am glad that I will still be able to give back to the game that made me who I am today,” said Marlin.
“I am going out knowing that my career highlights were in winning the Rothmans Cup with a young Ajax Cape Town team back in 2000, then going to the 2002 World Cup and winning the League with Mamelodi Sundowns.”
The 39-year-old reveals that he intends to further his studies in order to get the right qualifications.
Marlin hasn't played a competitive match since April 21, 2012, where he donned the colours of Mamelodi Sundowns against Maritzburg United.
At 1.83 metres tall, Marlin was the oldest registered player in the PSL for the 2014/15 season and has been with Aces for two seasons without any appearances.
The veteran goalkeeper hanged his gloves with 376 Premiership appearances to his name.