Mariners' defender Zwaanswijk to retire

May 10, 2013
Dutch defender Patrick Zwaanswijk, rated one of the best foreign imports to play in Australia's A-League, says he will retire after the Central Coast Mariners' AFC Champions League tie against China's Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 38-year-old former FC Utrecht and NAC Breda defender will end his playing career in the two-match tie against Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou in Gosford next Wednesday and the reverse fixture in China on May 22.

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