Some of you may be surprised to discover that Tim Cahill is still playing football.
However, the 36-year-old finds himself in his native Austraila, having signed for Melbourne City this summer.
Cahill signed a three-year contract with Melbourne, two years as a player with a view of becoming a director in his third and final year.
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But, it’s unlikely that Melbourne knew that the midfielder was still capable of producing moments of magic on the pitch. However, the former Everton star did just that on his A-League debut in the Melbourne derby against Melbourne Victory.
With the scores level after 27 minutes, Cahill ran onto a loose bouncing ball. He was 40-yards out but he didn’t think twice before striking the ball. It flew like an arrow over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. It was simply ridiculous and it gave his side a 1-0 lead.
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Take a look at the stunning goal below:
Cahill’s goal helped his side go on to win 4-1 against their rivals - not a bad league debut.
Everton fans may not be too surprised to see Cahill scoring wonder goals, though, with him managing 68 strikes during his eight seasons at Goodison Park. However, it’s highly unlikely that he scored a goal as good as this during his time in England with both Millwall and the Toffees.
After signing for the Australian club, Cahill revealed he was delighted to be playing football in his home country.
“I am incredibly excited to have signed with Melbourne City and ultimately the City Football Group. There is real ambition and purpose here, qualities that are immensely important to me,” he said.
“The Club is completely attuned to the opportunity for the game in this country; investing significantly in facilities, the development of young players and in giving back at the grassroots level. For me that makes this the ideal place to be. I am here to contribute as much as I can to both the Club and, where possible, to the further development of football here in Australia.
“My immediate focus is on getting to know my team-mates and our pre-season preparations. I’m excited about the quality of the squad that I am joining and the opportunity to win silverware. I’m looking forward to the challenge of testing and proving myself in this league.”
Well, he’s certainly proving himself in the league with a wonder strike like that on his very first appearance. He may as well quit now because it doesn't get much better than that.
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