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Tim Cahill Player Profile

Tim Cahill Player Profile
Tim Cahill
Date of Birth:6 Dec 1979 (Age 37)
Place of Birth:Sydney
Nationality: Australia
Height:178 cm.
Weight:69 Kg.
Squad Number:17
tim cahill of Austraila and Everton
In terms of X-Factor, no Socceroo comes close to Tim Cahill. His knack for being in the right place at the right time has on countless occasions rested a national team in danger of over-relying on its most prolific goal-scorer and in-form superstar. Quite simply, if one were to endeavour to keep a clean sheet against Australia then marking Tim Cahill out of a game would go a long way to achieving that objective.

Having settled at English Premier League club Everton after announcing himself to the watching world with his FA Cup exploits at Millwall, Cahill has been as prolific on the domestic scene as he has on the international stage, quickly establishing himself as a hero for both club and country. One of the finest headers of a ball in football and one of the world’s most dangerous players from inside the 18-yard box, of all the Australian stars he has the most legitimate claim to being labelled one of the globe’s elite footballers.

He has developed a reputation as a match-winner for the Socceroos, his raw instinct on the biggest stage epitomized by his famous role as the catalyst for Australia’s first ever World Cup win against Japan in 2006. It was then that Cahill came off the bench to score two late goals and secure a 3-1 win for Australia, kick-starting their campaign and setting a personal standard that he has continued to live up to.

Aside from his goal-scoring feats, Cahill’s work ethic often goes unnoticed and his competitiveness and desire means he is hardly valuable for only his offensive contributions – though these are what elevate him to a different level to his team-mates.

Did you Know?

Cahill once considered taking FIFA to court over their decision not to allow him to represent the Republic of Ireland (he has Irish and Scottish grandparents) at the 2002 World Cup, as he had already represented Samoa at youth level.


FA Cup, 2004: Runner-up (Millwall)

FA Cup, 2009: Runner-up (Everton)

Oceania Footballer of the Year: 2004

Australian Professional Football Association Player of the Year: 2009

PFA Team of the Year: (First Division) 2004