Sprint sensation, Usain Bolt, has shown that he is multi-talented as his football career begins on a positive note this Friday.
Bolt scored the first two goals of his professional football career on his full debut for Central Coast Mariners in Australia.
Bolt is surrounded by team-mates during the 4-0 win over Macarthur South West United
Aiming to impress in his latest trial appearance, the 32-year-old Jamaican sprint king did his chances of a long-term contract no harm as the A-League side roared to a 4-0 pre-season victory over Macarthur South West United in Sydney.
After the game he reflected on his social media accounts, ‘Dreams become Reality through hard work’, as his burgeoning football career finally took off.
Bolt showed all the hallmarks of his legendary sprint career when he found the back of the net for the first time, 10 minutes into the second half.
Soon after notching his first, Bolt grabbed a second courtesy of a defensive mix-up
He was fast out of the blocks to race past the last defender and onto a through ball, then shake off his opponent and fire low into the bottom corner with his left foot.
He wheeled away in celebration and even unleashed his iconic lightning bolt pose, a sight usually reserved for another gold medal on the track.
And it soon became two goals for Bolt, although in slightly more fortuitous circumstances. A defensive mix-up between defender and goalkeeper saw the ball spill loose, leaving Bolt with an empty net that even a part-timer couldn’t miss.
He had started alongside on-loan Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack, in perhaps the most unlikely strike partnership of all time.