Australia legend Tim Cahill retires from professional football

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Tim Cahill
 

Australian football legend Tim Cahill recently announced that he is retiring from football.

The Socceroos skipper is 39 years old and claimed he wants to now focus on a new chapter – media appearances and coaching.

Cahill ended his international career in the FIFA World Cup in Russia last year, and is currently the record-holder for the country with 50 international goals.

In club football, the Australian spent many years in England playing for Millwall and Everton and played his club football with Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC.

Cahill revealed in an interview: “No, I’m an old man now in football years.

“I’d love to keep playing… but I’m interested in TV. I’m going to start my (coaching) A licence, spend quality time with my family and chill out for a bit.”

Outside of England and India, Cahill spent years with Major League Soccer in the United States with New York Red Bulls, while also playing for Shanghai Shenhua and Hangzhou Greentown in China PR.

“It was amazing to play in four big continents,” revealed Cahill when he spoke about his travels in playing football. “I had a great career and I’m really thankful.

“I’m someone that massively respects the game and I’ll take my time to learn more. Coaching is something that’s definitely going to be on the horizon.”

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