Usain Bolt’s Storied Football Career Is Over After Three Inglorious Games

After a long, enduring career that spanned six months and saw him take the field in approximately three games, Usain Bolt has formally hung the boots up on his life as a professional footballer at the age of 32.

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Bolt confirmed his lengthy footballing career, which saw him take the field in such far-reaching global regions as Southern Norway, Gosford, and nowhere else, has now come to a close, and he will now be dedicating his life to non-athletic endeavours.

In a short statement, Bolt confirmed his well worn-in boots are being hung up for good, as the premiere striker of a very short and specific generation looks to focus on his business ventures moving forward. He also noted that the contract negotiations which stalled his rampaging football career may not have been handled in the most ideal way.

I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should. It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted.

I’m just doing many different things … the sports life is over, so 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’s journeyman career saw him suit up for Norwegian side Strømsgodset in a friendly against Norway’s national under-19’s side in June 2018, an appearance which showed enough promise for A-League side Central Coast Mariners to sign him to a developmental contract. In a long-reaching, eight-week career with the Mariners, Bolt suited up in two pre-season friendlies, scoring two goals for the side, before ultimately parting ways in November.

Bolt reportedly turned down two-year deals with both the Mariners and Maltese club Valetta, citing financial issues as the reason for knocking back both deals.