At the age of 30, Erwin Isaccs is one of the most experienced players in the current Ajax Cape Town team – having made his Premier Soccer League debut during the 2002-03 campaign.
The versatile player, who was born and bred in Cape Town, was on the books of Ajax’s local rivals Santos FC when he made his professional debut as a teenager.
Isaacs went on to make close to 160 appearances for the People’s Team, netting over 50 goals in the process, while playing mostly as an attacking midfielder and a striker.
The technically gifted player won the 2003 Absa Cup with Santos and he was later included in the South Africa Under-23 team which participated in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games qualifying games.
In 2011, Isaacs was deservedly handed a call-up to the South Africa senior national team, by back now Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane and he featured during the 1-0 win over Tanzania in an international friendly.
The following year, Isaacs attracted big interest from Gauteng based PSL clubs and it was Bidvest Wits, who won the race for the former Santos academy player’s signature prior to the 2012-13 campaign.
Isaacs’ stay in Johannesburg, however, proved short-lived as he made only 12 appearances for the Clever Boys, before being sent out on a short-term loan deal to the Urban Warriors midway through the 2014-15 campaign.
After impressing during his short-stint with Ajax Cape Town on-loan,the club decided to sign him on a permanent deal in the early stages of the 2015-16 season after being released from his Wits contract.
Isaacs is now back in his city of his birth and enjoying his football once more. The utility player has been converted into a right-back by current Ajax head coach Stanley Menzo and has flourished in his new role for the Urban Warriors.