Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

BY Remi Sulola


Usain Bolt has finally revealed that he is going to begin his football career at Old Trafford.

Bolt will lead the World XI in this summer’s soccer aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford.

The eight-time Olympic champion will captain a team full of A-list celebrities and football legends against an England team, which has Robbie Williams as the captain.

Bolt has been training with South African football side Mamelodi Sundowns in recent weeks.


The Jamaican, who is a big United fan, has always held a desire to play professionally – and had teased that he might do so following his retirement from sprinting last summer.

“It’s my dream to make it as a professional footballer. To play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the Jamaican sprinter 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, by the way.

“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. Come and join in the fun!”

“I always said that I want to cope in more of a team sport because the track is individual,” he told the football club.


“I catch along easily and understand what I need to do when I get a job. When I get instructions, I can carry them out really well,” he said.

“Reclaiming the title for England the title for England this year is going to taste so much sweeter with Usain leading the Soccer Aid World XI,” said Robbie Williams, who co-founded Soccer Aid.

“I can’t wait to lead out the England team.”

The match has the likes of Maradona, Alan Shearer and Ronaldinho play alongside celebs like Mark Wright, Jack Whitehall and Olly Murs.

Will Ferrell, Gordon Ramsay, Mike Myers and Craig David have also played in previous years.


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