Usain Bolt is often credited as one of the fastest men on the planet. He, along with Michael Phelps, could be the two biggest Olympic champions of our generation. The 1.95 metre tall Jamaican has such a pace that he also challenged a cheetah before. The 31-year-old Olympic champion loves cricket and football. We have seen him bowl to Chris Gayle in the past and he first wanted to become a professional cricketer. But once he could not make it in the Caribbean Premier League, he started farming ambitions of playing professional football. It seems after the Manchester United snub (a club he dearly wanted to represent), he has now got a call-up for trials with German top club Borussia Dortmund.
The superstar sprinter told Sunday Express,
“In March we’re going to do a trial 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. 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.”
Coincidentally, Usain Bolt and Dortmund share the same sponsor, Puma.
Here is why we feel the tower-like Jamaican can prove to be a star attacking right-winger:
He can cover the length and breadth of the football pitch easily and that has to be one of the biggest factors for Usain Bolt becoming a great right-winger. He can sprint up with the ball and then quickly fall back when it is time to defend.
He is 1.95 metres tall which will give him an advantage when it comes to corners. He can use his head to his advantage as an when there is a corner. Bolt using his height can easily reach the ball before others can. This is a massive advantage to have. Remember 2.01 metres tall English striker Peter Crouch and what he did with his tall frame?
He may be the master of short sprints but do not doubt the Jamaican when it comes to putting his stamina to the test. Bolt has got the stamina to run 90-minutes without stopping which is a big advantage to have as a team because the shoulders start dropping by the end of the match. That is when Usain Bolt with all his stamina can create magic in the dying minutes.
Despite being exceptionally naturally gifted, the legend that is Usain Bolt has to work extremely hard to be the fastest man alive. This big footballing move could prove to be a gamechanger for Bolt and his fans.