Everton FC legend and Australian record World Cup goalscorer’s exclusive insights into the life of an elite sportsman, from his Sydney upbringing and 15-year playing spell in England to his high-profile moves to the US and China, and of course, his extraordinary international career with the Socceroos.
Tim Cahill made his name as a cult figure for Everton, joining the club in 2004 from Millwall and spending eight successful years on Merseyside. His prolific goalscoring feats as an attacking midfielder – he was widely recognised as one of the best headers of a ball in the history of the Premier League – and his never-say-die spirit and trademark corner flag celebration made him an instant hit with the Goodison fans. He soon became a totemic figure for the club under the managership of David Moyes and in their battle with local rivals Liverpool.
In this book, Cahill describes what it was like playing in one of the toughest leagues in the world, alongside Everton stalwarts like Big Duncan Ferguson, a young Wayne Rooney, Mikel Arteta, Leighton Baines and Phil Neville. There were memorable times, and explosive times – Cahill’s Everton career was book-ended by red cards in his second match, and in his very last game for the club.
On the world stage, Cahill was a key figure in the Socceroos becoming an established footballing power in World Cups, his memorable left-foot volley against the Dutch in Brazil 2014 to be forever etched in Australian sporting folklore. He talks about his life as an international football journeyman and the remarkable episodes on his travels which shaped his whole life.
With a later career for New York Red Bulls before dipping into the China football scene with Shanghai Shenhua, Tim Cahill’s footballing legacy lives on to this day.
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Tim Cahill was born in Sydney in 1979. Prior to joining Shanghai Shenhua he played club football for Millwall, Everton and New York Red Bulls. He has to date played 81 times for Australia since 2004, with a record-breaking 39 goals. He founded the Tim Cahill Coaching clinics for young footballers in Sydney in 2011. He is married with four children.
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0008144176