Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Usain Bolt is following in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho

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Usain Bolt is following in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for.

Ever since we saw those videos of Usain Bolt training with Borussia Dortmund, we’ve been desperate to see if the fastest man in the world can actually play football.

Well in June you will see Bolt take to the Old Trafford pitch with a galaxy of footballing legends.

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That’s right, the 100m world record holder has hung up his running spikes and is going to be pulling on a pair of Pumas to light up Old Trafford.

Bolt will appear in the Soccer Aid for Unicef charity match on June 10 in a game of England v Soccer Aid World XI.

He will captain the world XI against an England side led by Robbie Williams, to be honest I can’t wait to see Robbie trying to catch him in a foot race.

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This match has previously featured seen the likes of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho all kit up for the good cause.

Soccer Aid has said that some of ‘football’s biggest legends’ are set to join the Olympic sprinter and popstar for the match.

In other ground breaking Usain Bolt and football related news this week a South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, hinted they had signed the sprinter on an official deal.

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However, back at Old Trafford Bolt says this game is the first step in him becoming a professional footballer.

“It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the 31-year-old said.

“I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them. I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score.

“My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world.”

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