Australia Legend Tim Cahill Joins ISL Team Jamshedpur FC
Former Australia captain and country’s record goalscorer, Tim Cahill has joined Indian Super League (ISL) side, Jamshedpur FC.
Tim Cahill announced retirement from international football recently.
The 38-year old forward struggled to get playing time for Melbourne City in A-league. Then he moved to his former club, Millwall in last December. With career almost at the end, the forward has decided to try something new.
Cahill announced, on Sunday, he’s joining the ISL side, and he wants to help grow the game in India.
“I’m excited to announce that I’m signing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. I’ve been really impressed in my conversations with the club by their professionalism and goals for what they want to achieve. I know I can help the team on and off the park with my leadership and experience. I want to help grow the game and encourage young kids to play football. I’m looking forward to beginning this next adventure, meeting my teammates at training camp in Madrid.”
However, Jamshedpur FC still didn’t reveal the details of the contract. They are a side that was formed 14 months ago and joined the ISL, as part of its expansion to ten teams last season. They managed to become fifth in their maiden tournament.
Cahill is Australia’s record goalscorer with 50 goals under his belt. He played for the men in yellow for 14 years, and his career finally came to an end when he announced his retirement this year. At club level, he played for Premier League club, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua and Melbourne City.
The former Aussie striker has also set his sights on coaching. He had recently undertaken studies for his UEFA B licence.
The fifth edition of the Indian Super League will begin on 29th September.
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