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FULL NAME: CLINTON LARSEN
BORN: 17/02/1971
NATIONALITY: SOUTH AFRICAN
CURRENT POSITION: HEAD COACH

Larsen, born in Durban in 1971, has a history in the football fraternity as both player and coach. Having begun his playing  career in 1991 for Crusaders United, he moved to Manning Rangers who he represented from 1992 until 1999, then again between 2001 and 2003 and for Orlando Pirates from 1999 to 2001. During his first stint at Manning Rangers he represented South Africa on two occasions in 1997. 

After retiring from playing, Clinton made the cross over to  coaching, with his first appointment being at Bloemfontein Celtic from 2010 to 2013. His career has seen him coach Maritzburg United and Roses United between 2013 and 2014 before once again returning to Bloemfontein Celtic until recently. Larsen did well at Celtic at the beginning of the season, laying a solid foundation for their 2015/2016 PSL campaign. 

Clinton has achieved a number of goals while at the respective clubs including winning the Telkom Knockout with Bloemfontein Celtic in 2012, achieving a Top 5 finish in the PSL for the club in the same season, a first ever for Bloemfontein Celtic and was nominated as Coach of the Year while at Celtic. As a player he was in the team who won the Vodacom Challenge and PSL Title while with Orlando Pirates as well as winning the inaugural PSL Tile in 1996/1997 while with Manning Rangers. He has been an Ambassador for KZN Tourism, represented South Africa in both the National Football Team and SA National Beach Soccer Team.


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CLUB CAREER:

BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC F.C Head Coach 2014-2015
ROSES UNITED F.C Head Coach 2014
MARITZBURG UNITED F.C Head Coach 2013-2014
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC F.C Head Coach 2010-2013
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC F.C Asst. Coach 2009-2010
MARITZBURG UNITED F.C Asst. Coach 2008-2009
NATHI LIONS F.C Asst. Coach 2007-2008
  Head Development  
RANGERS F.C Head Coach 2006-2007
DURBAN STARS F.C Head Coach 2004-2005
DURBAN STARS F.C Asst. Coach/Player 2003-2004
     



QUALIFICATIONS:

SAFA - LEVEL I  - SAFA - 2012
SAFA  - LEVEL I  - SAFA  - 2008
  1. MANCHESTER UNITED COACHING COURSE - 2004

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

1991: Crusaders United                  (National Soccer League)
1992 – 1998: Manning Rangers     (Premier Soccer League)
1999 – 2001: Orlando Pirates         (Premier Soccer League)
2003 – 2005: Durban Stars             (Mvelaphanda National First Division)


PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2012 Telkom Knockout Cup Winner (Bloemfontein Celtic)
  • Bloemfontein Celtics:  Achieved first ever Top 5 Finish for Club

(2010/2011)

  • Was Nominated as coach of the year in his First season with Bloemfontein Celtics (2010/2011)
  • Bloemfontein Celtic: Tea, conceded least amount of goals in the League (2010/2011)
  • Represented SA in SA National Beach Soccer Team (2006)
  • KZN Ambassador of Tourism
  • Won the Vodacom Challenge, Iwisa Spectacular Cup and PSL Title with Orlando pirates FC
  • Won Inaugural PSL Title in 1996/1997 Season with Manning Rangers FC
  • Received 2 Caps for SA National team (Matches vs France & Netherlands)
Player of the year: Manning Rangers FC (1992, 1994 & 1997)

 

 

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