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
The moment that made Tim Cahill a Millwall legend
On April 4 2004, Tim Cahill solidified his status as a Millwall legend after his winning goal against Sunderland sent the Lions to their first-ever FA Cup final. The Caltex Socceroo smashed home a parried shot in the 25th minute of the semi-final at Old Trafford in what turned
Cahill thrilled to return ‘home’ to Millwall
Caltex Socceroos striker Tim Cahill has expressed his delight after sealing an ‘emotional’ return to English Championship club Millwall more than 13 years after departing the club. Cahill, without a club since December, has signed with the Lions through until the end of the 20
Cahill's Millwall move: 4 burning questions
Tim Cahill's club future has been settled with a return to his first professional club Millwall confirmed for the remainder of the Championship season in England. After leaving Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City in December, Cahill will now look to get as much game time as p
Caltex Socceroos star Tim Cahill seals move to former club Millwall
Caltex Socceroos striker Tim Cahill has signed with former club Millwall until the end of the 2017/18 season, the club confirmed on Tuesday (AEDT). The 38-year-old returns to the Den after making more than 250 appearances for the Lions between 1998 and 2004. He scored an im
Cahill close to decision on club future
Tim Cahill says a decision on his club future will “come pretty soon”, although the Caltex Socceroos veteran isn’t in any rush to find a new home as he eyes a spot at a fourth FIFA World Cup. Australia’s greatest-ever scorer hasn’t played since he was released by Hyundai A-lea
Cahill breaks his silence after Melbourne City exit
Tim Cahill has thanked the fans and spoken about the “special” memories he has forged during his time in the Hyundai A-League with Melbourne City. Cahill sent a shock through the Hyundai A-League on Wednesday when it was revealed he was leaving City and he broke his silence on
Caltex Socceroo star Cahill’s glittering club career
Caltex Socceroos greatest-ever scorer Tim Cahill will embark on another chapter in his distinguished career after opting to leave Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City on Wednesday. With next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia fast approaching, the 38-year-old will want to find a
Caltex Socceroos star leaves Melbourne City
Caltex Socceroos star Tim Cahill has left Melbourne City with immediate effect, the Hyundai A-League club confirmed on Wednesday. Cahill, who turned 38 today, has mutually agreed to leave City as he chases more game time ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. “Playing
Cahill 'privileged' to be part of Caltex Socceroos' success
Tim Cahill says the Caltex Socceroos' qualification for the FIFA World Cup is the culmination of a plan implemented by Ange Postecoglou in 2013. Australia's all-time leading goalscorer shook off an ankle concern to start at Stadium Australia, where three second half goals seal
Tim Cahill vows 'I'll do anything to be available' for Honduras playoff
Tim Cahill has vowed to “do anything” to be available for the first leg of Australia's winner-takes-all World Cup playoff against Honduras. The Caltex Socceroos talisman has linked up with the side in Honduras, but he’s in a race against time to be fit for Saturday morning's m
Caltex Socceroos squad update
Football Federation Australia (FFA) can advise that Tim Cahill will join the Caltex Socceroos squad in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this week. Cahill will join his Caltex Socceroos teammates for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Play-off (CONCACAF-Asian Zone) o