Usain Bolt Scores His First Goal As Professional Football Player

    The world’s fastest man just made his first goal in professional football for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners, fulfilling a lifelong dream after retiring from athletics in 2017.

    100m world-record holder Usain Bolt scored twice against McArthur South West United in Sydney after recovering from a painful kick in the groin.

    Scored the First Two Goals of His Football Career

    He latched onto a through ball from Scotland international Ross McCormack before finding the bottom corner against the rival team on the first goal. Bolt celebrated this milestone in the only way he knows how — doing his ‘Lightning Bolt’ trademark pose.

    Ten minutes later in the game, the 32-year old footballer scored his second after a mix up between the opposition’s goalkeeper and his defence. This time, he celebrated it with the ‘shoot’ dance.

    Bolt made these first goals on his initial game for the A-League club. Aside from this, the fastest man on Earth appeared off the bench in August and September.

    The Jamaican pride put the Mariners 3-0 up in the 55th minute after this strong left-footed finish. Currently, the world’s fastest man is bidding for a professional contract with the Mariners.

    What a Moment!

    Since Bolt is hoping to win the deal ahead of the 2018-19 season, he has noted that this match would decide whether or not he earns the place. On a post-game interview with Fox Sports, the athlete said:

    “I’m just happy that I got a chance and I’m proud of myself.”

    “It was a big deal… first start and scoring two goals. It was a good feeling. This is what I worked towards. I try to get better and I am on the way to doing that.”

    “I’m keen, that’s why I’m here to play my best and to try and get into the team.”

    Innately Competitive

    Continuing, the sprinter-turned-football-player said:

    “This will determine… [what] the club want to do with my career, so it’s a very important game.”

    “I have been improving but you won’t know what level you’re at until you play a competitive game so I just have to go out there and see what I need to do or whether I should continue or not.”

    “I’m just pushing myself and have put in the work so now I have to go out there and execute.”

    Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Central Coast Mariners 

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