Usain Bolt Comes On To Make His Professional Debut For Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners confirmed earlier this month that they have brought in the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, for an indefinite training period.

Just weeks after it was announced, the Jamaican has officially made his bow for the A-League side, coming on in the 70th minute against an amateur team in Gosford, north of Sydney.

Bolt has finally realised his dream of playing professionally, even if it was a brief 20 minute cameo.

He managed the following stats, completing just one pass in that time period, as well as failing to record a single shot on target.

But will he be offered a full-time contract?

If so, Bolt could feature on FIFA 19 in the coming months if he is offered a permanent deal with the Australian outfit which got us thinking - what stats would EA Sports give the 31-year-old if he were to appear on the game?

We've decided to knock up a prototype of sorts, with his 99 pace being the major perk to this exciting card., along with his impressive 80 physical stat.

Judging by his previous appearances in Soccer Aid, as well as Borussia Dortmund training, we're guessing that Bolt would be given a Bronze, 62-rated ST card respectively.

In terms of his defensive stats Bolt would predictably struggle to match up with his fellow professionals, but we all know gamers would throw him either on the wing or up top to burn defenders with his blistering pace.

Just look at this card and tell me you wouldn't buy it.

Image: SPORTbible
Image: SPORTbible

The Olympic Champion has tried his luck at Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian outfit Strømsgodset in the past, but it never quite worked out.

Central Coast Mariners gave him a chance, though, and are willing to hand him the opportunity of a lifetime:

"The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the 'world's fastest man' and his management team, regarding what role the Club may play in Bolt's burning ambition to become a professional footballer." they said in a statement, last month.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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