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Tim Cahill's Biography

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Tim Cahill was born on 6th December 1979, in Sydney, Australia.

He signed for Millwall in 1998 and made only one appearance that season, however he gradually became an integral part of Millwall's midfield.

Cahill's career only really took off in the 2003-2004 season when he helped Millwall to reach the FA Cup final, only to lose to Manchester United 3-0.

Tim Cahill was spotted by Everton's scouts and in the summer of 2004 he moved to Goodison Park. He fitted in immediately and finished the season as Everton's top scorer and was voted Everton's players player of the year.

The midfielder made his debut for the Australian national team in 2004, having played for Samoa at Under-20 level at the age of 14.

Tim Cahill participated in the 2004 Olympic Games. He was named Oceania Football Confederation Player of the Year for 2004, joining the ranks of previous winners such as Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Brett Emerton, Christian Karembeu and Mark Bosnich.

Cahill had a great start to the 2006 World Cup after coming on as a substitute for Marco Bresciano and scoring two goals in Australia's 3-1 victory over Japan in their opening match.

Many pundits believed that in the safe hands of David Moyes, the Everton manager, Tim Cahill would continue to thrive as an attacking midfielder, and so it proved, however, in 2007, he broke a metatarsal bone which ended his season.

Cahill made his first start to the 2007/8 season with an impressive UEFA Cup performance against Larissa in October.

In March 2008, Tim Cahill was ruled out of the rest of the season with a broken metatarsal.

In May 2010, Tim Cahill signed a new four-year contract with Everton.

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