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Usain Bolt, Manchester United fan, wants to begin football career in 2018

Usain Bolt wants to start his football career next year, saying: “A lot of clubs have reached out.”

football Updated: Oct 21, 2017 10:27 IST
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Usain Bolt plays football with schoolchildren, during a visit to the Emmanuel Prep School on October 18, 2006 in Kingston, Jamaica. (Getty Images)

Usain Bolt hopes he can begin his football career in 2018, revealing “a lot” of clubs had reached out to him.

The retired sprinter, an eight-time Olympic champion, has previously spoken about his desire to one day play professional football.

A Manchester United supporter, Usain Bolt said he wanted to begin his career next year after tearing his hamstring in August.

“Yes, I would love to play football now I’ve retired from track and field,” the 31-year-old Jamaican told

“I’ve been talking about it in interviews and a lot of clubs have reached out.

“Unfortunately, I got a bad hamstring injury in August and haven’t been able to do any training since then. Hopefully I will be able to play some games in 2018.”

Usain Bolt finished his athletics career with eight Olympic and 11 World Championship gold medals.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 10:21 IST