‘It Was Fun While It Lasted’ – Bolt Quits Football

The sprint legend has spent time on trial with a number of clubs but has now had to concede that no professional deal will be forthcoming

Usain Bolt has announced he will no longer pursue a career in football, saying “it was fun while it lasted” but admitted the situation was not handled in the best way.

The 32-year-old Jamaican sprinting legend won multiple Olympic gold medals in London, Beijing, and Rio, only to try his hand at professional football after his retirement from track.

Bolt had trained with multiple clubs over the past few years, with Borussia Dortmund and Norweigian side Stromsgodset some of the biggest among them, but his best opportunity came with the Central Coast Mariners of Australia’s A-League.