Usain Bolt Wants to Play Professional Football

 Usain Bolt in Central Coast Mariners jersey Usain Bolt in Central Coast Mariners jersey

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is on the verge of signing for Australian A-League team after being handed a six-week trial at Central Coast Mariners.

The Olympic sprint legend, 31, has long dreamed of becoming a professional footballer after hanging up his running spikes, the Sun reported.

Now, the Jamaican looks set to be handed a six-week trial at the Australian side following stints at Borussia Dortmund and Stromgodset.

During May and June, Bolt trained and even played for the Norwegian top-flight side, wearing shirt No. 9.58 - a nod to his world-record 100m time.

The Soccer Aid Team World captain had a 20-minute cameo during one game - but spurned a major chance to equalize in the 1-0 defeat.

Prior to his charity and Norway antics, Bolt had trained with Bundesliga giants Dortmund - only to have his dreams crushed by coach Peter Stoger.

“I think he is talented, but when he wants to play at a higher level, he clearly has a lot of work to do,” the Austrian claimed. “The physique he needs for his other sport is completely different from what he needs for football, but it was really fun for us. It was a pleasure for us to meet a guy like him and to work with him.”

Following the snub, Bolt - on his time in Norway – said, “I’m here to get in shape. I’m glad that the club allowed me to come and work. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week. It is high pace, and that’s good. If I can get a few minutes [in the friendly], then it’s fine. I’m trying to get ready for a charity battle in Manchester next week.”

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