Successful athletes receive unique opportunities that regular people don’t because of their name recognition. Bolt is one of the greatest track sprinters, but he always wanted to be a soccer star. The Central Coast Mariners saw an excellent opportunity for exposure and took Bolt on trial in 2018 (via The Guardian).
Bolts scored two goals during the team’s preseason but critics questioned his overall ability. In the end, the Australian side offered him a $150,000 contract but Bolt rejected it. He wanted three million dollars but the Mariners refused to consider this. It was a fascinating moment in soccer history but it lasted for as long as one of Bolt’s races.