Born in Sydney, #Cahill found himself at local Sydney clubs before second-tier, Millwall became interested in the Australian. His move to England was subject to his parent’s approval considering he was only 19 years old at the time. Cahill spent six years with the club; he played a pivotal role in the club’s FA cup run in 2004.
His performances for the Lions saw other clubs look for his services, he agreed to join Everton where he’d have the opportunity to play in the one of the world’s most followed leagues, the Premier League. He spent eight years with the Toffees and despite not winning any honours, he was recognised for his performances being shortlisted for the Ballon D’Or. In juncture with joining Everton, his national side also became interested in having him represent Australia.
His tenure with the Merseyside Blues ran parallel with his rise as a Socceroo. In his first five appearances for the national side, he scored an awesome seven goals. Tim’s first team chances for Everton never seemed to falter, making 30+ appearances a season for the majority of his time there. Despite being sent off in his last game for the club, he ended his time with them amicably stating he’d always be an Evertonian and continue to support the club.
After which he played for New York Red Bulls, where he spent three years with – yet didn’t manage to make much impact yet won the Supporters Shield. During his in MLS, he represented Australia at the 2014 World Cup and scored what is considered one of the best goals of the tournament in the infamous 3-2 meeting with the Netherlands. After which he was granted to leave the club has he joined the ever-expanding Chinese Super League in 2015 with Shanghai Shenhua.
Despite having a good debut season with the Chinese club; after he was considered surplus to requirements to the incoming manager, Gregorio Manzano. Tim Cahill negotiated a contract with fellow CSL side, Hangzhou Greentown – yet after five months was released from the club as the spell proved not to be unfruitful.
Return to Straya
As a free agent, Cahill had the opportunity to return to Australia and play in the A-League for the first time. He opted to join Melbourne City, and as widely reported – scored an excellent goal on his debut for the club, in the fiery Melbourne Derby. It was the gem in the crown, that was a classic 4-1 win and performance for City Group’s Australian branch club. He’ll be hoping to continue his legend and lead MCFC to glory.
Despite leaving the Premier League in 2012 and playing in much lower quality leagues, Cahill has been consistent for Australia. In fact, since moving back to Asia, he’s been able to make more appearances for the national. Although is this recent speculation really befitting of him? Viduka, Kewell and Schwarzer – all surely might be in contention.
That said, Tim has scored in every world cup he’s played in, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Australia He’s also accumulated two major trophies in country’s colours, the 2004 OFC Nations Cup and 2015 AFC Cup. In addition, he is the country’s all-time leading goal scorer having scored 48 goals in 94 games for the Socceroos. All that and he’s still part of the national squad and contributing to the team’s successes; the last scoring against the UAE just a month ago. His previous achievement and contemporary enduring triumphs with club and country, certainly make him the greatest Socceroo, to date. #AUS #Football