The 32-years-old Jamaican sprinter retired from athletics in 2017 to focus on his new adventure in football, after successful years in athletics. But after spent two months training with Australian side Central Coast Mariners, but left in November after the club failed to find financial backing for a professional deal.
“It was fun while it lasted,” said the 100m and 200m world record holder. “I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it not the way we should.”
But he added: “You live and you learn. It was a good experience – I really enjoyed just being in a team.”
July 2018: Usain Bolt begins a trial with an Australian soccer team.
January 2019: Usain Bolt retires from soccer after playing zero games.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 22, 2019
Usain Bolt has retired from football 🇯🇲
🏟 Games: 2
✅ Wins: 2
⚽️ Goals: 2
🏆 Won the same amount of trophies as Harry Kane
🎯 Registered the same amount of assists as Jorginho this season
🗣 “His first touch is like a trampoline” – Andy Keogh
A true legend of the game ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/lVOucC4gkf
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) January 22, 2019