Usain Bolt scores as he trains with Borussia Dortmund (pictures & video)

Usain Bolt showed glimpses of flair and even scored a goal in a training match during his Borussia Dortmund trial.


Borussia Dortmund could have a newjet-heeled striker in their ranks, if Usain Bolt’s trial with the club goes according to plan.

The eight-time Olympic champion, who is also rumored to be linked with Manchester United, retired last year after a turbo-charged athletics career that also included 11world titles, but is now determined to make a name for himself playing the beautiful game.

Usain Bolt

He is getting the chance to prove himself today, in a session that is open to the public, albeit with a limited capacity for spectators.

“It’s something that I want to do,” Bolt commented earlier this year.

“If they tell me I’m good enough and need a bit of training, then I’ll do it.”

If Bolt’s trial is successful, he could come face to face on a football field with the man currently keen on taking his mantle as Jamaica’s most famous sportsman, Bayer Leverkusen Winger Leon Bailey.

Usain Bolt showed glimpses of flair and even scored a goal in a training match during his Borussia Dortmund trial on Friday morning. Whether his contribution was enough to see him earn a full-time deal remains to be seen, but the Jamaican admitted he had enjoyed himself in the training session broadcast on Dortmund’s YouTube channel.

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About his presence at the training ground with Dortmund players, “It was good! I had fun with the guys, they were very welcoming,” Bolt said.

A bumper crowd of 1,409 turned up at BVB’s training centre located in Dortmund-Brackel while there was unsurprisingly an increased media presence to see the 31-year-old put through his paces.

Playing alongside the likes of Christian Pulisic and Gotze, Bolt was largely in a forward role and capped his game with a terrific header into the corner of the net to a chorus of cheers.

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Segun Adewole

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