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Usain Bolt Confirms When He'll Have Borussia Dortmund Trial

Usain Bolt Confirms When He'll Have Borussia Dortmund Trial

What do you do when you've become the quickest man of all time and you've got bored of winning all those medals? Well you obviously try to become a world class footballer, that's if you're Usain Bolt.

The world of athletics usually only ever attracts negative headlines about who's been taking drugs but Usain Bolt always made us smile, usually because he was smiling as he destroyed his opponents. Basically he was to the 100m what Ronaldinho was to football.

Bolt hung up his running spikes in the summer, having won eight Olympic gold medals, 11 World Championship golds, two silvers and a bronze and the fastest three 100m times ever run by a human, not bad.

An incredible career but his last hurrah saw him limp out of the World Championships. Image: PA Images.
An incredible career but his last hurrah saw him limp out of the World Championships. Image: PA Images.
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Now though the Jamaican is retired and athletics is a poorer place for it. So what next for the fastest man on the planet? Most of us would just sit back and relax but the 31 year wants to try his hand at becoming a professional footballer.

There's long been talk of him having trials at a club and in an interview with the Express he confirmed that in March he will train with Borussia Dortmund:

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"In March we're going to do a trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I'm good, and that I need a bit of training, I'll do it."

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"It makes me nervous. I don't get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It'll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I'll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field. I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place."

The Jamaican might be getting his first crack at football with the Bundesliga side but he's not exactly been quiet about his support for Manchester United and his desire to play for the Red Devils and he reiterated that fact, adding:

"One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I'm good enough, I'll crack on and train hard. I've spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do."

Could we one day see Bolt in the Bundesliga or Premier League?!

Topics: Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Usain Bolt

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.