Matlan Marjan is a former professional football player from the state of Sabah, Malaysia. He is celebrated as the person who scored 2 goals against England A team for Malaysia on 12 June 1991, the only Malaysian to have done that. He has a younger brother, Zainizam Marjan who also played for Sabah FA and Malaysia.
Matlan is a Sabahan Bajau from Kota Belud, Sabah. He started 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 scored 8 of Sabah FA 16 goals.
In 1991, Matlan earned his first call-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-year record of Toni Fritsch as the latest 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, was arrested on suspicion of match-fixing. Although the charges against the six were dropped he was severely punished, thus ending his football career. He was banished to another district.
Malaysia FA Cup 1995 Winners
Malaysia FA Cup 1994 Runners-up