Usain Bolt Joins The Central Coast Mariners
The World's Fastest Man is heading to the NSW Central Coast.
Central Coast Mariners have confirmed Usain Bolt is coming Down Under.
Fans won't be seeing him on the field just yet, he's joining the squad for an "indefinite training period".
The Mariners made the announcement on Tuesday night, with a video from the man himself.
"I just want to say thanks to everybody at the Central Coast Mariners for giving me this opportunity to play professional football," he said.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunities to prove that with hard work anything is possible."
But the reality of becoming a professional player is not lost on Mariners CEO Shaun Mielkemp.
“It is important that we don’t get too caught up in the hype of possibilities, but the reality is that Usain Bolt has placed his faith in the Central Coast Mariners to accelerate his football journey," he said in a statement.
"Whilst we all know this must be tempered with the reality that there is a job to do and hard work ahead, we are committed to building a team that will win matches and instil belief, hopefully Usain can help us on this mission."
Rumours have been circulating for weeks about the possible move, but countries from around the world have been circling for his signature.
But it's not the first time Bolt has made a foray in to the world of soccer.
He spent spent a well-documented period training with German Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund, as well as the Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa and Strømsgodset in Norway.