Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt may be known the world over for his prowess on the track, but the Jamaican proved his football skills aren’t lacking either as he found the back of the net on the first day of his trial with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and the video of the goal, unsurprisingly, went viral on Instagram.
German midfielder Mario Gotze, supplied a sublime assist for the 6’4 Bolt, who got ahead of his marker to power home, to the delight of all the approximately 1,400 spectators present.
A massive Manchester United fan, Bolt had long hinted he would trade his spikes for football boots whenever he called time on his glorious career and after the 2017 World Championships speculation was rife that the 31-year-old Jamaican would get called up by the Red Devils.
An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt had a less than satisfactory final outing(at the 2017 Worlds), as he could only take home a bronze in the 100m after struggling with a hamstring injury.
However, the iconic sprinter, who even saw his beloved Manchester United play a Premier League game after hanging up his spikes, remained upbeat about his chances of becoming a professional footballer after retiring from the track.
While Jose Mourinho didn’t give him an offer, the Puma-sponsored Jamaican finally got his ‘break’ when Die Borussen (also sponsored by Puma) announced that they would be giving him a trial during the final international break of the 2017-18 season.
With a vast majority of Dortmund’s players away for national team duty, Bolt linked up with the likes of Gotze and seems to have made quite the impact but it remains to be seen if he will be offered a contract.