He has made history in athletics, but he still nurtures his dream to play professional football for Manchester United.

Former Jamaican sprinter is now walking the talk, and there could be no better day to begin than his birthday.

The 32-year-old began training with Central Coast Mariners ahead of the Australian football's A-League season which kicks off in October.

The eight-time Olympic sprint champion began an "indefinite" training period with the Mariners with a 15-minute passing drill under the eyes of head coach Mike Mulvey.

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He showed glimpses of good control, but also some heavy touches, favouring his left foot.

"It's just like track and field -- the first day of training is always the roughest one. You can tell how much work you need to put in. But it felt OK, you know," said Bolt after the 45-minute workout.

Bolt has a long-held ambition to play professional football but his previous trials in Germany, South Africa and Norway have been unsuccessful.

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His dream club is Manchester United, and if he does well in the A-League, might just be heading to the English Premier League club.

Bolt dominated sprinting since taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

He went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles before deciding to pursue his real passion - football.

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