Usain Bolt set to be added as a player on FIFA 19 after Central Coast Mariners trial

JOE KRISHNAN
Bolt celebrates his first goal in football: Getty Images

Former sprinter Usain Bolt has kicked off his professional football career in some style after scoring twice in Australia. Now, the world's fastest man is set to be virtualised on FIFA 19.

The Jamaican has been on trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners and the towering striker scored twice in a friendly to show he is capable of competing professionally.

The 32-year-old retired from athletics in 2017 after a trophy-laden career which saw him win nine Olympic gold medals and set the 100m world record.

Bolt revealed his ambition to become a professional footballer last year and through his sponsor, Puma, was given the opportunity to train with Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset.

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Currently a free agent, Bolt has already rejected a two-year deal from Valletta FC of Malta and appears to be holding out for a deal with the Mariners. If that happens, EA Sports have confirmed Bolt will appear in the FIFA 19 winter update as a squad member.

"If Usain is picked up by the Central Coast Mariners then he will automatically be included in the winter update or the next major update," a source from EA told Fox Sports Asia.

"But if he isn’t listed then he might be included as a free agent. [And] yes, he will also be the fastest player in the game."

The fastest players on the game were revealed prior to the launch with Wolves winger Adama Traore topping the list with 96 pace, followed by PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe on 95.