Cahill retires from football after a 23-year long career

Cahill retires from football after a 23-year long career

Tim Cahill, a Socceroo’s legend has called it quits to his long-time famed soccer career. The former striker for Jamshedpur FC and the Australian football legend announced his retirement on 29th of March 2019. Cahill has had a long-standing 23-year long career in football. During that period, he represented clubs in the US, England, Australia, and China. For his home team, Cahill turned out 108 times. This turnout is the second highest in the history of the country.

Tweeting About His Retirement

Cahill broke the news of his retirement on the social media platform, Twitter. In the tweet, the football star narrated how he had all wanted to become a football player from the tender age. The former Australian international is happy to have earned an opportunity to play professional football for 23 years. He closes the tweet by thanking all that has been part of his journey and points out that he will now be spending most of his time with family.

Professional Footballer for 23 Years

tim cahillAt the start of last season, Cahill signed for Jamshedpur FC, the Hero Indian Super League outfit. At the beginning of the month of October, Cahill made a debut in the second fixture of Miners away to Bengaluru Football Club. He had earlier on experienced some struggles when it comes to the league’s intensity. He was able to gain minutes in the matches that followed later on. Finally, he made his mark at the end of the month against the Kerala Blasters Football Club. His last and only other goal in the entire league came in mid-December. It happened when his team earned a 2-1 win over Delhi Dynamos Football Club.

His Best Times in England

Elsewhere, Tim Cahill is best remembered for the time he had in England. While in there, he played for two big teams, Everton and Millwall. He signed for Everton on a free transfer in the year 1997. He would later represent them for the next six years in 251 matches. While playing for Everton, he scored 57 goals. From Everton, Cahill then moved to Merseyside as well as the English Premier League. Here, he would become one of the most lethal strikers scoring many goals. In fact, the Australian earned the Toffees 56 goals in the 226 matches that he played.

Playing for other Teams

Tim CahillCahill then left England in 2012 and has since moved all across the world to play for various teams. In his moves, he got a chance to play for the New York Red Bulls, which is in the Major League Soccer in the US. He also got a chance to play for China’s Shanghai Shenhua as well as Hangzhou Greentown from that country. He has also had an opportunity to play for the Melbourne City Football Club in the A-league. However, just before he moved to India, Cahill spent some time on the team where he started his professional football career, Millwall.

His Debut for the Socceroo’s

Tim Cahill made his first appearance for the Socceroo’s in 2004 March. From that time, he continued to be present until when he called it quit on the global arena about four months ago. In his career at the national team, the 39-year old contributed a lot. He was the all-time top scorer of the Australian national team. He managed to score 50 goals during that time. In addition to that, he took part in other activities for the team. For instance, he represented his team at various world football tournaments. The FIFA World Cups was just one of them.

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