Football Federation Australia (FFA) has congratulated Caltex Socceroos great Tim Cahill on a magnificent international career following the announcement of his retirement from international football earlier today.
Cahill represented Australia at a remarkable four FIFA World Cup™ Finals and amassed 107 appearances for the green and gold during an international career spanning 15 years. He scored a record 50 goals for Australia in senior internationals, including goals at three consecutive FIFA World Cup™ Finals (2006, 2010, & 2014).
Most recently, Cahill was a senior member of the Caltex Socceroos’ squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.
Cahill, who has enjoyed a glittering club career in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, also represented Australia at three AFC Asian Cups and one Olympic Games (2004).
Cahill scored in all three AFC Asian Cup tournaments in which he played (2007, 2011, 2015), and was a key member of Australia’s AFC Asian Cup winning squad on home soil in 2015.
FFA Chairman Steven Lowy AM today praised Cahill’s immense contribution to football.
“Tim Cahill is a football great in Australia. As a player and as a person he has had an enormous impact on the game,” said Lowy.
“Tim’s performances on and off the pitch and his feats at FIFA World Cups and AFC Asian Cups have inspired millions across the globe, but it is in Australia, where Tim is a household name, that his influence is most profound. He has our very best wishes for whatever new challenges he takes on. We hope to continue to work with Tim to promote football in Australia.”
FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop AM echoed Lowy’s sentiments, and added that FFA would look for an appropriate opportunity to recognise Cahill’s contribution on home soil.
“Tim is a genuine legend of our game and for a long time has been a great ambassador for football. I am sure all football fans will want to find a way to thank him for everything he has done in the green and gold and we’ll discuss that with him in the coming days.
Aussies Abroad: EFL Cup wrap
It might be early in the English football calendar but with the English Football League Cup commencing this morning, the season’s first silverware is now on the radar for the 92 participating clubs. Several Australian players were in action during a round one that saw multiple
Joeys squad selected for final training camp in Melbourne
Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan has named a 26-player squad for a training camp in Melbourne next week (13-19 August) as they prepare for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship in Malaysia which will be held later this year. Morgan is looking forward to working with the players agai
Mixed news for Caltex Socceroos duo in Champions League qualifying
Milos Degenek’s Red Star Belgrade are still alive in their bid to qualify for this season’s UEFA Champions League, but there was heartbreak for Tom Rogic’s Celtic. After a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, Celtic lost 2-1 against Greek side AEK Athens on Wednesday morning to
Young Socceroos set for kick off in 2018 SBS Cup
A selection of Australia’s finest U18 footballers commence their 2018 SBS Cup campaign in Japan tomorrow evening. Ante Milicic’s side take on the host nation at Fujieda Stadium at 7.30pm kick off (AEST). AUSSIES ABROAD: Maclaren, Vukovic impress in Europe READ: Why Rene