Born in Sydney, Cahill found himself at local Sydney clubs before second-tier, Millwall became interested in the Australian. His move to England was subject to his parent’s approval considering he was only 19 years old at the time. Cahill spent six years with the club; he played a pivotal role in the club’s FA cup run in 2004.
His performances for the Lions saw other clubs look for his services, he agreed to join Everton where he’d have the opportunity to play in the one of the world’s most followed leagues, the Premier League. He spent eight years with the Toffees and despite not winning any honours, he was recognised for his performances being shortlisted for the Ballon D’Or. In juncture with joining Everton, his national side also became interested in having him represent Australia.
His tenure with the Merseyside Blues ran parallel with his rise as a Socceroo. In his first five appearances for the national side, he scored an awesome seven goals. Tim’s first team chances for Everton never seemed to falter, making 30+ appearances a season for the majority of his time there. Despite being sent off in his last game for the club, he ended his time with them amicably stating he’d always be an Evertonian and continue to support the club.