Usain Bolt scored his first goal as a professional soccer player Friday night in Australia.
Then, less than 15 minutes later, he added another.
In his first start with the Central Coast Mariners of the Australian League, the superstar sprinter scored in the 55th and 69th minutes, helping lead his team to a 4-0 win in their friendly against Macarthur South West United.
Bolt scored his first professional goal after controlling a ball in the box and sneaking it past the near post, while his second goal was the result of a defensive miscue; The opposing goalkeeper collided with a defender while going for a ball, leaving Bolt with a completely open net for an easy tap-in.
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist then left the game in the 74th minute.
Bolt, 32, retired as a sprinter following the 2017 World Championships and has since turned his focus to soccer. He trained briefly with a Norwegian team earlier this year before joining the Central Coast Mariners for an “indefinite training period” in August.
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