Forward Tim Cahill
- Height 178cm
- Weight 64kg
- D.O.B. 6/12/79
- Born Sydney
Previous clubs: Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, Melbourne City
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 476
Debut: 30/03/2004 v South Africa
Cahill began his career with English Championship side Millwall and played a major role in the club's run to the 2004 FA Cup Final, bagging the winner in the semi-final. He joined Premier League side Everton the following season and quickly endeared himself to Toffees fans with regular goals from midfield.
Cahill signed for Major League side New York Red Bulls after eight seasons at Goodison Park and later had spells in China and the Hyundai A-League before returning to his first club, Millwall, in January.
Arguably Australia's all-time greatest player, Cahill has delivered on the big stage with astounding success. He is the Caltex Socceroos' all-time leading scorer, second-most capped player and most prolific FIFA World Cup goal-getter.
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Cahill will become a true FIFA World Cup legend if in 2018 he can score for the fourth successive tournament, a feat achieved only by Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.
He has already written himself into Australian footballing folklore with his catalogue of highlights including the country's first and second FIFA World Cup goals against Japan in 2006 and that stunning volley against Netherlands in 2014 that was nominated for the Puskas Award.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Cahill contributed 11 goals in his 28 Hyundai A-League appearances for Melbourne City, highlighted by a stunning long-range strike on debut against Melbourne Victory.
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Cahill was also eligible to play for England, the Republic of Ireland and Samoa. A youth-age appearance for the latter led him to challenge FIFA for the right to switch allegiance to Australia, which was eventually approved in 2004.
World Cup Qualifiers for 2018
Cahill aiming to join FIFA World Cup™ greats
Tim Cahill says a chance to join world football’s elite and score at a fourth FIFA World Cup™ would be “priceless” as the Socceroos get closer to their blockbuster opening match against France on Saturday night (AEST). The veteran Socceroos striker has scored five goals in his
Caltex Socceroos squad: Attackers
Bert van Marwijk has settled on his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the attacking options sure to excite Caltex Socceroos fans. The seven players to have made the cut for Russia offer a good mix of speed, power, flair and – most importantly – goals, Here’s a
Cahill’s classy act to help Aussie fan nab Caltex Socceroos tickets
Olympian and 2016 Rio gold medallist Chloe Esposito is more than just your average Caltex Socceroos fan. But when the modern pentathlete shared her anguish on Twitter about being unable to purchase tickets to Australia’s upcoming pre-FIFA World Cup™ friendly against Hungary, l
Everyone at Millwall is a little crazy: Meredith
Caltex Socceroos defender James Meredith has held Tim Cahill as the catalyst for a superb season at Millwall and says Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer is a galvanizing influence in the dressing room as kick-off looms in Russia. Neil Harris’ Lions side lost just three of
Signing news: Tim Cahill officially released by Millwall
English Championship club Millwall have confirmed they will release Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill after his four-month return to his first professional club. In a statement on their club website, Millwall confirmed their retained list for the 2018/19 season, with Cahill s
Squad Status: Unheralded attacker’s rich scoring season
Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his extended 26-man squad which will assemble in Turkey for a crucial pre-FIFA World Cup training camp. We’ve already looked at the options in goal, at the back and in midfield so today it’s the turn of the attackers. And
The data behind Cahill’s Caltex Socceroos selection
Tim Cahill has allayed any fears of his lack of game-time for the FIFA World Cup, revealing his training data at Millwall was sent back to Caltex Socceroos coaching staff on a daily basis to monitor his fitness. Cahill was on Tuesday named in Bert van Marwijk’s 26-man squad wh
Caltex honours Tim Cahill transforming into ‘Cahilltex’ ahead of FIFA World Cup
Australia’s greatest footballer Tim Cahill has been honoured on Tuesday in a world-first tribute by Caltex Australia, the naming-rights partner of the Caltex Socceroos. The grand gesture has seen five of Caltex’s marquee sites across the country given a makeover in honour of t
Van Marwijk: Cahill’s World Cup quest a “special case”
Tim Cahill’s big-game experience and ability to be a match-winner for the Caltex Socceroos is likely to outweigh his lack of game time at club level in his hopes of making a fourth FIFA World Cup. Cahill was on Monday named in Bert van Marwijk’s 32-man preliminary squad, which