European clubs plot to sign Usain Bolt after debut goals

People change careers all the time but not so much in sports entertainment. The Olympic sprint legend that still lives, Usain Bolt, hung up his running spikes in 2017 and picked up soccer boots. The 32-year-old Jamaican looks like he is not just writing his name in history books but creating new books to write history. His desire to become a professional footballer has not been a secret and the eight time Olympic gold medalist is surely getting some traction now.

Usain Bolt of the Mariners controls the ball during the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia.  (Aug. 30, 2018 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Usain Bolt of the Mariners controls the ball during the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia.

(Aug. 30, 2018 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

The world record holder for the 100m and 200m sprint currently training with the Australian top flight side, Central Coast Mariners scored two goals for the club in his first full professional match as the A-League side cruised to a 4-0 pre-season win. Though he is still not yet a finished product in football, signs signalling the existence of the talent are evident, passion is unquestionable and speed is in abundance. For Lightning Bolt, the idea of forwards lurking on the edge of a defensive high line seem not to be important to him. For his first goal, Bolt was like two bodies away from the defensive line, obviously outran the centre backs who had a good head start to finish off a delicious pass in typical striker style. Fans present got to witness the infamous lightning Bolt celebration once more, but this time on the football pitch. The second goal was much easier to finish as he capitalised on a miscommunication between the Macarthur South West United defender and goalkeeper, slotting the ball into an empty net.


After training with both Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian side Stromgodset, Bolt was obviously delighted to get off the mark at Mariners. Speaking to Fox Sports, Bolt spoke his heart:

It was my first proper game with the first team, I’m just happy I got the chance and I’m proud of myself. It was a big deal. I think scoring a goal in your first proper match, it’s a big deal. Your first start and scoring two goals, it was a good feeling. This is what I worked towards, I tried to improve myself, I tried to get better, and I’m on the way to doing that.
— Usain Bolt, Olympic Champion
Usain Bolt of the Mariners thanks Mariners fans after debuting in the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia.  (Aug. 30, 2018 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Usain Bolt of the Mariners thanks Mariners fans after debuting in the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia.

(Aug. 30, 2018 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Bolt’s agent in Australia has also come out to announce that an unnamed club in Europe with new owners, chasing UEFA Champions League football has made an approach for the former Olympian. He shared that the club are willing to offer Bolt a two-year professional contract. Usain’s future at the Mariners is still uncertain as the club is yet to offer him a contract with the new A -League season just a week away but still remains patient and hopeful something can be worked out with the club that offered him a fighting chance at becoming a professional footballer.


In other news for Bolt, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority made known their intentions of testing the Olympic champion for doping to which he reacted angrily and the authority clarifying it as a standard operating procedure for all athletes.


To all the Bolt fans, the reincarnation of your champion might have just dawned.