Jamaican sprint legend, Usain Bolt has made his first appearance as a professional footballer in a pre-season friendly in Australia today.
Bolt has finally realised his dream of playing professionally, even if it was a brief 20 minute cameo.

Bolt, who has been trianing with Australia’s A-League club Central Coast Mariners since last week, debuted against an amateur side at the club’s stadium in Gosford, 80km north of Sydney, in front of more than 12,000 people.

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Bolt took on the field with a smile in the 71st minute, wearing jersey number 95, after the crowd chanted “We want Bolt”. The Mariners had already scored six goals by the time Bolt came on as a left winger.

He managed the following stats during the game, completing just one pass in that time period, as well as failing to record a single shot on target.

Before now, the 100 and 200-metre world record holder Bolt ended his running career last year and has been trying to start a new career as a professional footballer, trialling with German, Norwegian and South African teams.

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