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.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
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 2018
'She’s been the epitome of who I am': Cahill's moving Mother's Day tribute
If Tim Cahill had listened to certain coaches growing up, he would never have fulfilled his footballing dreams and become a Caltex Socceroos legend. Being told you are not strong enough or big enough would crush the aspirations of many youngsters trying to realise their sporti
Cahill flags end of playing career, looks to new opportunities
It is the end of an era with Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill revealing that his playing career is coming to an end at the age of 39. Cahill told Premier League TV that while he would love to keep pulling on the boots indefinitely, the time was right for him to take the next
'Amazing reward': Cahill to feature in FIFA World Football Museum
A pair of Tim Cahill’s boots will join items like the FIFA World Cup trophy, match balls from some of football’s biggest occasions and rare match-worn shirts in FIFA’s World Football Museum in Switzerland. The Caltex Socceroos legend revealed on Instagram on Sunday morning (AE
Revealed: Why Cahill's famous Kaiserslautern heroics almost never happened
In a recent poll, Caltex Socceroos supporters overwhelmingly voted the equalising goal against Japan at the FIFA World Cup™ in 2006 as Tim Cahill's greatest moment for the national team. It was an obvious choice. The man that would become our leading all-time goalscorer and
In pictures: Tim Cahill's Caltex Socceroos farewell
Tim Cahill graced the football pitch as a Caltex Socceroo for the final time on Tuesday night. The 38-year-old's late cameo in Australia's 3-0 win over Lebanon concluded an incredible career for the green and gold. A few minutes before midnight, Cahill completed his l
Social media lights up as Tim Cahill bids farewell
Tim Cahill put on the Green and Gold for the final time on Tuesday night as the Caltex Socceroos secured a 3-0 victory over Lebanon in Sydney. The 38-year-old made 108 appearances for Australia, scoring 50 goals over a 15-year career. We take a look at how Australia and t
Lights off, tears shed and donations given: Cahill reflects on his final swansong
After making his 108th and final appearance for the Caltex Socceroos in Australia’s 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday evening, Australian football great Tim Cahill spent over two hours signing autographs and posing for photos with fans at ANZ Stadium. A few minutes before midnig
Life after Timmy: all-action Boyle emerges as new Caltex Socceroos hero
It was a fitting way for Martin Boyle to tribute the heart-felt welcome of an Australian legend. Only hours after being gifted a signed Caltex Socceroos jersey by Tim Cahill, Boyle's brace in Australia's 3-0 win against Lebanon on Tuesday night has seen him emerge as a new her
Cahill calm ahead of 'surreal' Caltex Socceroos swansong
The Caltex Socceroos are just hours away from kick-off against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park. Ahead of the fixture, which will double as Tim Cahill's official farewell as an Australian national team player, FFA's media unit spoke briefly with the Jamshedpur FC
The Caltex Socceroos records Tim Cahill leaves behind
The curtains may come down on Tim Cahill's Caltex Socceroos career at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night, but he leaves behind a whole host of remarkable records. As the new generation push their cases to be part of Graham Arnold's future plans in the friendly with Lebanon, Cahill w
Match Preview: Caltex Socceroos v Lebanon
Tim Cahill will farewell the Caltex Socceroos in what is certain to be an emotional friendly against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night. Australia's all-time leading scorer is scheduled to close out an astonishing international career with a cameo off the bench in front o
'It’s amazing to call him a teammate': Mabil's praise for Cahill
Awer Mabil grew up watching Tim Cahill ply his trade for the Caltex Socceroos after arriving in Australia as a South Sudanese refugee. The 23-year-old now has the chance to play side by side with the Caltex Socceroos legend when Cahill makes a late cameo in Tuesday night's cla