Usain Bolt moves closer to becoming professional footballer

Usain Bolt's dream of becoming a professional footballer has moved a step closer after earning an "indefinite" trial at Central Coast Mariners.

The eight-time Olympic champion has expressed his desire to move into football following his retirement from athletics and will train with the A League side to try and earn a contract.

A statement from the Australian club read: "The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that Usain Bolt has committed to an indefinite training period with the club, with the aim to develop the 'world's fastest man' into a professional footballer."

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