The fastest man on earth is trying his hand at another sport, and finally made his debut. A crowd of 9,958 turned out for Bolt’s bit-part role on his Mariners debut.

“I was a little bit nervous, but as soon as I got on the field I think the nerves went away,’ Bolt told Fox Sports. “I wish I had more touches, but I’m not fit yet, but I’ve just got to put in the work and get up to speed.”

Bolt played just over 20 minutes in the Mariners 6-1 practice match win over a Central Coast football select side in Gosford.Bolt said it would be a few months before the world sees the best of him as a football player.

“Oh my God, probably four or five months properly [to see him at his best], but to get fit probably two months.

“Then to get used to the touch of the passes from my teammates … four months, I will be playing like one of the guys.”

We know Usain can run fast, but will his skills translate to anything more than being a novelty? My guess, probably not.