Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill
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Personal information
Full name Timothy Filiga Cahill [1]
Date of birth (1979-12-06) 6 December 1979 (age 37) [1]
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) [2]
Playing position Forward / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 17
Youth career
1995–1997 Sydney Olympic
1997 Sydney United
1997–1998 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Millwall 217 (52)
2004–2012 Everton 226 (56)
2012–2015 New York Red Bulls 62 (14)
2015–2016 Shanghai Shenhua 28 (11)
2016 Hangzhou Greentown 17 (4)
2016– Melbourne City 24 (11)
National team
1994 Samoa U20 2 (0)
2004 Australia U23 3 (1)
2004– Australia 104 (50)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2017

Timothy Filiga Cahill ( l/ KAY-hil; [3] born 6 December 1979) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for A-League club Melbourne City [4] and the Australian national team. Prior to joining Melbourne City, he played for Millwall, Everton, the New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, and Hangzhou Greentown. 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". [5]

Cahill has become one of the highest profile footballers in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), earning over 100 caps and scoring 50 goals 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. [6] 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. [7] [8] 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. [9] 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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العربية: تيم كاهيل
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беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тым Кэгіл
български: Тим Кейхил
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latviešu: Tims Kehils
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