Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill
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Personal information
Full nameTimothy Filiga Cahill[1]
Date of birth(1979-12-06) 6 December 1979 (age 38)[1]
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing positionForward / Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997Sydney Olympic
1997Sydney United
1997–1998Millwall
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–2004Millwall217(52)
2004–2012Everton226(56)
2012–2015New York Red Bulls62(14)
2015–2016Shanghai Shenhua28(11)
2016Hangzhou Greentown17(4)
2016–2017Melbourne City28(11)
2018Millwall10(0)
National team
1994Samoa U202(0)
2004Australia U233(1)
2004–Australia106(50)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2018

Timothy Filiga Cahill (-/; born 6 December 1979) is an Australian professional footballer who last played for Championship club Millwall and is currently playing for the Australian national team. Previously, he has played for Everton, the New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, and Melbourne City. He played in two different spells with Millwall, having started his career at The Den. Cahill plays as an attacking midfielder, but has also played as a forward on several occasions. A box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has become recognised for "his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area".[3]

Cahill has become one of the highest profile footballers in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), earning over 100 caps for his country. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals by any Australian in the World Cup with five goals.[4] Cahill is with 50 goals also Australia's highest goalscorer of all time.[5] In 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at an AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his adept heading ability and high vertical leap, having scored many of his goals with his head.

Early life

Cahill was born in Sydney to an English father of Irish descent and a Samoan mother. He was encouraged to play football as a child, although he grew up in a rugby league-playing family.[6][7] In his youth, Cahill played football for the Balmain Police Boys Club, Marrickville Football Club, and Plumpton/Oakhurst Soccer Club. He attended Bexley North Public School, Annandale North Public School, Tempe High School, and Kingsgrove North High School.

He is the brother of Samoan footballer and former Samoa captain, Chris Cahill.[8] Many of his relatives are involved in rugby: three cousins who are professional rugby players, Ben Roberts (New Zealand Rugby League), Joe Stanley, and Jeremy Stanley (New Zealand Rugby Union); two nephews who are professional rugby league players, Chase Stanley and Kyle Stanley; and is related to Rugby Union professionals Sam Stanley (Saracens & England U20), Mike Stanley (Samoa), Benson Stanley, and Winston Stanley.[citation needed]

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