“Superstar”, “legend” and “Weet-Bix Kid” – three words frequently used to describe one of Australia’s greatest soccer players, Tim Cahill.
Known for his heading ability, goal celebration and vertical leap, just like his favourite breakfast cereal, Tim’s an Aussie icon.
He’s been a Weet-Bix kid since the day he was born, but officially for over 15 years! Not only does he fuel up before any big game, but it gets him ready and helps keep him going for a busy day of training, coaching or even wrangling the kids!
“For a big performance, you need big fuel. Weet-Bix is 97% wholegrain wheat, high in iron and B-vitamins and helps to keeps me going which is why it’s the way I start every day.”
So how many does Tim do? A cool nine with milk and fruit!
Full name: Timothy Filiga Cahill
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Cultural background: English father, Samoan mother
City of residence: London, United Kingdom
Position on the field: Forward, attacking midfielder
First memory of playing soccer: Filling in for my older brother’s team when I was 4. He played in the under 5’s and I cried when I first went out on the pitch – everyone seemed so big!
Most memorable match played: Australia’s first ever win at a World Cup in 2006. I came on as a sub against Japan and scored what was Australia’s first ever World Cup goal.
Leisure interests outside soccer: I love joining in whatever my kids are doing. They love playing with our two dogs, any kind of sport, and lots of FIFA!
Life after soccer: Since retiring, I’ve studied at university, gotten my coaching licenses, done commentary work, and spent a lot of time with my family.
Sporting hero: Pele
Favourite Aussie animal: Nothing quite says Australia like a kangaroo
Charities supported: UNICEF, Heartbeat of Football
How many do you do? Nine! With milk and fruit.