Tim Cahill

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Full Name Tim Cahill
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name Tiny Tim, Cahill
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date December 06, 1979
Birth Place Sydney

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Tim Cahill is a famous Australian former professional association footballer who last played for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League and played for the Australia national team. He has played for Millwall, Everton, the New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, and Melbourne City previously. In addition to this, he was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. In the year 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at an AFC Asian Cup. Read more to know more about his biography, facts, birthday, wiki, family, wife, net worth, career and more. 

Famous For

  • For his regular goal celebration of shadow boxing around the corner flag.
  • For his aggressive and powerful approach on the field.

Tim Cahill, a former footballer

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Early Life of Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill was born on 6th December 1979 to his parents/family Tim Cahill Sr and Sisifo Cahill as Timothy Filiga Cahill. His hometown is in Sydney, Australia. He is Australian by nationality and his ethnicity is White. He also has a brother named Chris Cahill. Three of his cousins, Ben Roberts, Joe Stanley, and Jeremy Stanley are professional rugby players. Two of his nephews, Chase Stanley and Kyle Stanley are professional rugby league players. Rugby Union professionals like Sam Stanley, Mike Stanley, Benson Stanley, and Winston Stanley are all related to Cahill. As per his education, he attended Bexley North Public School, Annandale North Public School Tempe High School, and Kingsgrove North High School. He is Christian by religion. As of 2019, he celebrated his 40th birthday. 

Career of Tim Cahill

  • He played football for the Balmain Police Boys Club, Marrickville Football Club, Plumpton/Oakhurst Soccer Club in Australia during his youth time and later his parents allowed him to travel to England to play professional football in the year 1997 where he lived in Grays, Essex with family. 
  • He was then signed by Millwall on a free transfer and he made his club debut against Bournemouth at The Den on 2nd May 1998. 
  • Whereas, Millwall lost the game by 2-1. 
  • He also helped Millwall reach the 1999 Football League Trophy Final where they lost the finale to Wigan Athletic. 
  • The club, Millwall later won Football League Second Division championship in 2000-2001 season. 
  • Millwall made a club record of 93 points. 
  • He also played two play-off semi-finals with Millwall in 2000 and 2002.
  • He scored the winning goal against Sunderland in the 2004 FA Cup semi-final and led his team to meet Manchester United in the final and secured a place in UEFA Cup. 
  • He was named FA Cup "Player of the Round" for his performance. 
  • After playing for Millwall, he signed for Everton in a transfer fee of 1.5 million Pound before the start of the 2004-2005 season. 
  • He became Everton's top goalscorer. He was also named as one of 50 nominees for the Ballon d'Or in October 2006. 
  • He missed much of the 2006-2007 season due to injuries to his knee and foot. 
  • He scored his 100th career goal against Arsenal on 28th January 2009.
  • He was given a nickname "Tiny Tim" by Everton fans after Charles Dickens's character because he is slightly short and slim. 
  • Moreover, he was also named as the replacement captain of Everton in the 2009-2010 season. 
  • Later, he signed as Designated Player for the New York Red Bulls to play Major League Soccer in July 2012. 
  • He was transferred for a fee reported to be approximately 1 million pounds. Cahill made his MLS debut against Houston Dynamo. 
  • He left New York Red Bulls on mutual agreement on 2nd February 2015 and signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
  • He made his debut on 9th March 2015, against Shanghai Shenxin.
  • Shanghai Shenhua reached the Chinese FA Cup Final that year but defeated by Jiangsu Sainty in extra time.
  • He announced on social media on 16th February 2016, that he had terminated his contract with the club on mutual agreement.
  • He then signed with another Chinese Super League club Hangzhou Greentown where he made his debut on 6th March 2016, against Changchun Yatai and scored a penalty for his side. 
  • After 5 months, he terminated his agreement with the club on mutual consent on 14th July 2016 and returned back to his home country, Australia.
  • He signed a three-year contract with A-League club Melbourne City on 11th August 2016. 
  • He made his debut for Melbourne City in FFA Cup on August 24 against Brisbane Strikers. 
  • He made his A-League debut against Melbourne Victory on 15th October 2016. 
  • He also scored a trademark header goal in the FFA Cup Final victory over Sydney FC. 
  • The FFA Cup Final was a historical win for Melbourne City. 
  • He left Melbourne City on 6th December 2017.
  • After that, he re-joined Millwall on 29th January 2018, under an agreement to play for the club until the end of the season. 
  • Later, Millwall released Cahill at the end of the 2017-2018 season.
  • He then signed with Indian club Jamshedpur FC on 1st September 2018, to play Indian Super League.
  • On 28th March 2019, Cahill announced his retirement from football.
  • Regarding his International Career, he was invited by Samoa to play for the 1994 OFC U-20 Championship at the age of 14 where he made his international debut against New Zealand. 
  • He was also invited to play for the Irish national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he was ineligible to play for Ireland according to eligibility rules of FIFA. 
  • FIFA changed its eligibility rules in 2004, that allowed Cahill to play for England, Ireland, Samoa or Australia. He then chose to represent Australia, the country of his birth.
  • He made his international debut for Australia in a friendly match against South Africa on 30th March 2004.
  • He also participated in the 2004 OFC Nations Cup where he became second-highest goalscorer in the competition with six goals. 
  • Australia won the competition for the fourth time. 
  • Australia won against Uruguay in the World Cup qualification play-off in a penalty shootout and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in over 30 years.
  • He was named Oceania Footballer of the Year for 2004 for his performance in the OFC Nations Cup and Summer Olympics.
  • He also represented Australia at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. 
  • He scored two goals against Japan in Australia's opening group game in FIFA World Cup 2005 and became the first Australian to score the World Cup goal and to receive Man of the Match. He played a very important role when Australia qualified for 2010 and 2014, 2018 FIFA World Cup editions, qualifying for the fourth consecutive times. 

Personal Life of Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill is a married person and he was married to his girlfriend, Rebekah Greenhill in the year 2010. They married in Las Vegas. The happily married couple has three sons, Kyah, Shae, Cruz and a daughter, Sienna. At present, the duo is enjoying life a lot without any disturbances. He is Straight by sexual orientation. There is no sign of divorce between them and their love life is going strong with the passage of time. 

Net Worth of Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill is a famous footballer and with his career, he is living a luxurious lifestyle. He has accumulated a huge amount of money. His major source of wealth is from his football career and as of now, he is satisfied with his earnings. He also owned homes in Sydney, Florida, New York, Shanghai and England. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $28 million whereas his exact salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a good amount of money from his career. 

Body Measurements of Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill, being at the age of forty, still looks very young and handsome with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He has got a tall height of 1.78 m or 5 ft 10 in. His body weight consists of 64 Kg. Whereas there is no information regarding his body measurements such as waist size, biceps size and more. His body build is athletic and he has got a healthy body.