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
Cahill’s special advice for Millwall’s young Aussie
Former Newcastle Jets striker Kristian Brymora has spoken about the thrill of playing alongside Tim Cahill at Millwall and the words of wisdom the Caltex Socceroos legend has imparted on him. Cahill’s first outing for Millwall since his return to the club last month came along
Cahill makes Millwall return in Championship draw with Cardiff
Tim Cahill has made his first senior appearance for Millwall in almost 14 years in the club’s draw with high-flyers Cardiff City in the Championship on Saturday morning. The Caltex Socceroos striker came on in the 90th-minute to a rousing reception from the fans at the Den, tw
Cahill in line for Millwall return this weekend
Millwall coach Neil Harris hinted Tim Cahill could make his first senior appearance since returning to the Lions in their Championship clash with Cardiff on Saturday morning (6:45am AEDT). The Caltex Socceroos striker played and scored for the under-23s in his first game for
Cahill scores on return for Millwall in U23s
Caltex Socceroos striker Tim Cahill got his name on the scoresheet to help Millwall Under-23s to a thrilling win in the Professional Development League overnight. Cahill, playing in his first match since joining the Championship club last week, netted his side’s second goal in
Millwall boss praises “sharp” Cahill ahead of potential Lions debut
Millwall boss Neil Harris has spoken about the role he sees Tim Cahill playing with the Lions and a potential debut for the club this weekend. Cahill spoke with the media on Friday (AEDT) ahead of the Millwall’s trip to Reading this weekend. The 38-year-old, who re-joined M
Van Marwijk pleased with Tim Cahill's club move ahead of World Cup
New Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk refused to speculate on World Cup selections but admitted he’s pleased with Tim Cahill’s recent move to the English Championship. Van Marwijk, 65, was last week announced as Australia’s new Head Coach for June’s tournament, taking ove
Transfer centre: Caltex Socceroos on the move
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia fast approaching, a number of Caltex Socceroos hopefuls have moved clubs in recent weeks to boost their chances of selection. And with new Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk certain to be closely monitoring a host of overseas Aussies from hi
Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill unveils his FIFA Ultimate Team
Taking on Tim Cahill is a scary enough proposition for any team, let alone with him in the same side as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco van Basten. Think you could cope against that array of attacking talent? Caltex Socceroos icon Cahill has set the challenge in F
Millwall’s Aussie teen in awe as his hero Cahill arrives at The Den
Former Newcastle Jets striker Kristian Brymora is in awe that his club Millwall have signed Caltex Socceroos legend and fellow Aussie Tim Cahill. The big transfer news overnight has been the signing of Cahill by Millwall boss Neil Harris. #TheReturn has been trending today
Social media reaction to Tim Cahill's return to Millwall
Tim Cahill has returned to where it all began with the Caltex Socceroos legend signing with former club Millwall until the end of the 2017/18 season. The 38-year-old had been without a club since leaving Melbourne City in early December as he searched for more consistent play
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