You may soon be able to play as Usain Bolt in FIFA 19 3 years ago

You may soon be able to play as Usain Bolt in FIFA 19

Usain Bolt, like it or lump it, is a footballer now

Sure, the fastest man in the world is just on trial, so he has not received a contract yet. But he trains with the Central Coast Mariners and plays in some games, so he's certainly more of a footballer than most of us.

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As you know, footballers tend to feature in football games, including the popular video game FIFA 19.

Now while it may seem incredibly fanciful that Usain Bolt - fastest man in the world and Olympic gold medalist - could actually feature in FIFA, it is not fanciful at all according to the makers of the game EA Sports Canada.

Speaking to FOX Sports Asia, a member of EA's team admitted as such: "If Usain is picked up by the Central Coast Mariners then he will automatically be included in the winter update or the next major update. But if he isn't listed then he might be included as a free agent.

"Yes, he will also be the fastest player in the game," they added, presumably while chuckling to themselves.

Exactly how good Bolt will be remains to be seen. He did score two goals on his first start for the Mariners recently, but the majority of his displays have illustrated how far he has to go to reach the required level, with his touch, positioning and decision-making particularly below par.

Nonetheless, his inclusion will delight football and athletic fans alike, and if nothing else it will be funny to run very, very, very, very, very, very fast.

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It has been reported that Bolt's FIFA 19 FUT card was leaked, displaying speed of 99 with an overall rating of 49 so, yeah, not great.