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Matlan Marjan

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Full nameMatlan bin Marjan
Playing positionForward

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Matlan Marjan is a former professional football player from the state of Sabah, Malaysia. He is celebrated as the person whom scored 2 goals against England for Malaysia on 12 June 1991 as well as being one of the top striker in the local league in the early 1990s. He has younger brother, Zainizam Marjan who also played for Sabah FA and Malaysia.

Matlan is a Bajau Samah from Kota Belud, Sabah. He start his professional career by playing in the Presidents Cup. He made his M-League debut in 1989 season by scoring 5 league goals. In 1990 he score 8 of Sabah FA 16 goals.

In 1991, Matlan earn his first called-up for the national team for a friendly match with Aston Villa. On 12 June 1991, he made his full international debut against England as he equalled the 35 years record of Toni Fritsch as the new cap to score twice against England.

In 1995, he made history by becoming the first player from Sabah to captain the national team in the match against Flamengo XI.

In the same year, Matlan along with five other Sabah FA players were arrested on suspicion of match-fixing. Although the charges against the six were dropped he was severely punished and thus ending his football career. He was banished to another district.

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