Australian Footballers: Tim Cahill

Taken from the Daily Mail

D.O.B: 6 December 1979
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Status: Player at Everton FC
Clubs: Millwall, Everton
National Team: Australia (55 Games, 24 Goals)


Achievements



Millwall: Football League Second Division (2000-01), PFA First Division Team of the Year (2003-04)
Everton: Everton’s Player of the Season (2004-05), Everton’s Players’ Player of the Season (2004-05)
Australia: Oceania Footballer of the Year (2004), Australian PFA Player of the Year (2008)


Just like Brett Emerton, Tim Cahill is one of Australia’s most proudest footballers and is loved by everyone throughout Australia and of course over on Merseyside in Liverpool.


Cahill is already an Everton and Australian legend with his fine performances over the years and his contribution to Australian football, especially at grassroots. He always speaks highly of playing for his country and always loves being home, his actual home of Sydney, Australia.

Cahill began his career at Millwall and it began with a bang with a run into the FA Cup final for the first time in Millwall’s history and a UEFA Cup place. He was taking England by storm and it was even more special as it was already hard enough to afford to make it to England. 


In the 4 years he was at Millwall he played 250 games and scored 57 goals.


Taken from Anm Blog

Everton and Crystal Palace started to show interest in Cahill after the 2003-04 season and in the end he transferred to Everton for £1.5 million pounds. It turned out to be a successful move and in his first season he got Everton’s top scorer and fans’ player of the season. 


He is still applying his trade at Everton after 8 years, 268 appearances and 67 goals and has become a fan favourite, a leader and a club legend.


He helped his status at the club with a late equaliser in the Merseyside Derby in 2008 and also a goal in their 2-0 win over Liverpool in 2010. 



He has scored more post-war league goals against Liverpool than any other player and the first Everton player since Dixie Dean to score in 3 separate Merseyside derbies.

Taken from the Daily Mail

Cahill also has the best heading ability in the Premier League with 31 of his 54 EPL goals coming from headers. He seems to jump over his opponents no matter how strong or tall they are and is always a threat from crosses, corners and free kicks.


Cahill has also made his mark on the international stage by scoring Australia’s first ever World Cup goal and also the first ever Australian to score at the Asian Cup. He has proven over and over again how valuable he is to the national team by scoring 24 goals.



In the off-season and in his free time he runs his own coaching clinic for young Australian kids and is also involved in the UNICEF charity. 


Tim Cahill is a true Australian legend and a just a normal bloke who is getting paid for doing something he loves. He always puts 100% commitment towards his football, family and his nation.


Next up with be former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Socceroo goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.




Written by Tom Moxey
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