Mariners defender Zwaanswijk to retire

May 10, 2013
Veteran Central Coast Mariners defender Patrick Zwaanswijk has announced his retirement to step into a coaching position with the A-League champions.

The 38-year-old Dutchman will finish his three-season playing career with the club after their Asian Champions League ACL) round-of-16 tie against Chinese heavyweights Guangzhou Evergrande later this month.

Zwaanswijk scored the first goal in the Mariners' 2-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League grand final last ...

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