About the author
Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill (born 6 December 1979) is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League and the Australia national football team, where he is the all-time top goal scorer.Cahill has become one of the highest profile footballers in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), earning over 80 caps and scoring 42 goals for his country. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup, Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals by any Australian in the World Cup with five goals. In 2007 he became the first Australian player to score at an AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his adept heading ability and high vertical leap, having scored a majority (20) of his goals with his head.