Olympic medallist Usain Bolt scores goal during trial with Borussia Dortmund

Usain Bolt showed glimpses of flair and even scored a goal in a training match during his Borussia Dortmund trial on Friday (Saturday NZ time).

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist ended a record-breaking athletics career last year, and this week signalled his intention to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer by linking up with the German side.

There were few trademark sprints from the 100m and 200m world record holder, but he showed some skill in a half-pitch game involving several first-team players, not on international duty, and youth players.

"I think, overall, I'll give myself, probably, a seven out of 10," he told reporters after the training session.

"I think I was okay. I did well. It just takes practice now and putting more work in and getting fit and I should be okay."

Olympic medallist Usain Bolt scores goal during trial with Borussia Dortmund
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More than 1,400 fans up at the club's training centre while there was an increased media presence to see the 31-year-old put through his paces.

Bolt did struggle with his fitness, and was on his haunches at the end of the half-hour game and visibly fatigued.

The self-confessed Manchester United fan recovered to confidently dispatch a left-foot penalty into the top right corner of the net as the training session was brought to a close.

He finished by shaking hands and taking photos with several of the team before signing autographs for some of those in attendance.


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