1st September 2018, Jamshedpur
In the biggest coup of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2018/19 season yet, Jamshedpur Football Club (JFC) is glad to announce the arrival of Aussie legend Tim Cahill. The 38-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder but, has also played as a forward on several occasions. A box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has become recognised for his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area. Cahill comes with a lot of rich footballing experience having scored 168 goals in 694 club appearances in his illustrious career. The Aussie played long spells for Premier League heavyweights Everton and Championship club Millwall.
Later, he went on to play for New York Redbulls in the MLS, Shanghai Shenhua & Hangzhou Greentown in CSL and Melbourne City in A-League. Cahill is also the all-time leading goal scorer for the Socceroos, having scored 50 goals in 107 international caps between 2004 and 2018. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup and has played in four World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014 & 2018). 5 World Cup goals. In 2007, he also became the first Australian to score at an AFC Asian Cup and was part of the 2015 squad that won the coveted tournament.
The Club’s C.E.O. Mr. Mukul Choudhari was ecstatic to announce the successful signing of Tim Cahill as he said, “Having a player of Cahill’s calibre and experience is of huge motivation to everyone at the club. He is a well-known individual around the globe being a World Cupper and having massive experience in the Premier League with Everton. “I am sure the city of Jamshedpur will be excited to welcome him and watch him play week-in, week-out. I am personally looking forward to it too!”
Tim Cahill added, “I’m excited to be part of the Indian Super League and my new team Jamshedpur. It’s been an easy process to make this decision because of the club’s professionalism and their goals for what they want to achieve. To be a part of their project is massive for me because I know I can help the team on and off the park with my leadership and experience. I want to help grow the game in India and encourage young kids to play football. The team owners and partners have very strong values for the future of the club and I’m looking forward to helping them achieve all of these goals.”
Cesar Ferrando, Head Coach added, “Tim is a world class player and with his pedigree he will be one of the top signings in the history of the Indian Super League. We are excited at the prospects and with his arrival, we look to strengthen our team and provide maximum joy to our fans.”
Tim Cahill will join the squad in Madrid as the team continues preparing for the 2018/19 ISL season.