Tim Cahill Retires from Socceroos
Aussie legend Tim Cahill announced his retirement from international football. The message came via his social media accounts.
Today’s the day that I’m officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos.
No words can describe what it has meant to represent my country. Massive thank you to everyone for the support throughout all my years wearing the Australian badge. pic.twitter.com/gqnM1HWA7S
— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) July 17, 2018
He currently isn’t attached to a domestic club but previously played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, and most recently Melbourne City in the A-League.
He made his international debut in 2004 taking on South Africa.
Cahill began his career with English Championship side Millwall and played a major role in the club’s run to the 2004 FA Cup Final, according to his profile on Socceroos’ site, bagging the winner in the semi-final. He joined Premier League side Everton the following season and quickly endeared himself to Toffees fans with regular goals from midfield. Cahill signed for Major League side New York Red Bulls after eight seasons at Goodison Park and later had spells in China and the Hyundai A-League before returning to his first club, Millwall, in January.
Arguably Australia’s all-time greatest player, Cahill has delivered on the big stage with astounding success. He is the Caltex Socceroos’ all-time leading scorer, second-most capped player and most prolific FIFA World Cup goal-getter.
He has already written himself into Australian footballing folklore with his catalogue of highlights including the country’s first and second FIFA World Cup goals against Japan in 2006 and that stunning volley against Netherlands in 2014 that was nominated for the Puskas Award.
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