Usain Bolt Scores First Professional Football Goal

Usain Bolt will get the chance to show he belongs in the A League when he starts for the Mariners on Friday night

The goal was marked in a style only he could muster - by striking the famous "lightning bolt" pose usually reserved for track victories.

"My first proper game with the first team".

Bolt had said the match, his third, would determine his future after he first joined the club on an indefinite trial in hopes of getting a contract.

It was almost the dream start for Bolt when in the second minute, a mix-up at the back saw the ball at the feet of the Jamaican near the halfway line, with only green grass in front of him.

Bolt was asked by a Brazilian reporter if he should now be called "Bolt, the soccer player".

"I can say I've been improving, (but) you won't know what level you're at until you actually play a competitive game".

Although running in a straight line is what he's known for, it's a much more hard task with a football at your feet.

The debut, to be honest, didn't go well, and will be better remembered for Bolt missing a very good chance and having the touch of a man who is running around in square shoes. "My position is much better".

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"You've got to create moments for history to be made and that's what has happened - maybe 10 years from now I'll look back and think I can't believe that happened, but honestly I can barely believe it now".

"I'll always give time to the Mariners for giving me the opportunity to prove myself to the world".

Bolt scored his first goal in the 57th minute putting Central Coast 3-0 up with a powerful left-footed finish.

The eight-time Olympic champion Bolt has long harbored dreams of playing pro soccer.

All eyes were on the 32-year-old at the Campbelltown Stadium as he partnered captain and Aston Villa loanee Ross McCormack up front.

Bolt started for the Mariners against a second-tier National Premier League combined team representing Sydney's southwest region.

"We have to sit down with the coach, the management side and figure out how we go forward, what's the plan, if they're going to sign me or I need to do more".

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