Bolt gives up on professional football career

Author: Daily Mail
Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt will no longer pursue a career as a professional football player.

The eight-time Olympic champion trained with Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners for two months last year.

But sprint king Bolt left in November because the club could not source financial support to underpin a professional contract for him.

'It was fun while it lasted,' said Bolt. 'I don't want to say it wasn't dealt with properly, but I think we went about it not the way we should.'

He added: 'You live and you learn. It was a good experience - I really enjoyed just being in a team.'

The 32-year-old Jamaican scored twice on his debut for the Mariners in a friendly.

He also trained with clubs in Norway and Germany, but the 100m and 200m world record holder will concentrate on his commercial interests.

'I'm now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I'm just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now.' 

Bolt retired from athletics in 2017.