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Cahill Nominated For Award

Aussie up for Asian Footballer of the Year.

Cahill Nominated For Award
Tim Cahill

Everton star Tim Cahill has been shortlisted for the Asian Footballer of the Year award for the first time.

The Aussie, who was previously nominated for the 2006 Ballon D’Or, is one of 15 players in the frame for the prize which will be decided at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpar on November 24.

Cahill has enjoyed another good year for both club and country.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder played a key role in helping his country qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, scoring in crunch matches against Qatar and Japan.

And although he received a controversial red card in the Socceroos’ opening game against Germany, he returned to score in a 2-1 win over Serbia.

For Everton, Cahill was crucial to the Blues’ superb form after Christmas. His goals and energy helped the team power up the Premier League table in the latter stages of the season.

The 2010 list also includes Japan star Keisuke Honda of CSKA Moscow and Manchester United's South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung, who both impressed at the World Cup.

The other nominees are: Bader Al Mutawa (Kuwait), Fabio Cesar (Qatar), Farhad Majidi (Iran), Farshid Talebi (Iran), Hasan Abdel Fattah (Jordan), Husain Salman (Bahrain), Kim Hyun-gil (South Korea), Lee Dong-gook (South Korea), Li Weifeng (China), Mohsen Bengar (Iran), Sasa Ognenovski (Australia) and Osama Hawsawi (Saudi Arabia).


CRAIG WEILDINGTim loves his Country and his Club, What a player. MY HERO.

Thursday 4th November 09:53 Report Comment

James HarperI was just about to mention Li Weifeng before I noticed Paul McKernan's comment. If it is the same player I'm surprised he wasn't mentioned in the article.

Thursday 4th November 08:46 Report Comment

Edvard ChanTimmy for the Award! You are my post 1987 Everton Idol because you wear your heart on your sleeve when you play for us! You always give 120% every game. Such dedication and devotion to 1 club is pretty rare these days!

Thursday 4th November 07:06 Report Comment

Dannii TTIMMY ALL THE WAY. Whether he wins it or not, superman will still wear Tim Cahill pyjamas. No award will truely reflect Tim's ability.

Thursday 4th November 06:36 Report Comment

brennan finneganTim youre the best header of aball iv ever seen in all my years watching footy. Your are the most loyal player to club and country. Youre one of the best team players wev ever had Good luck

Wednesday 3rd November 22:48 Report Comment

Adam DykeCongrats Tim thoroughly well deserved. Although reading another article back here in Aus last night, is a pity about the rules. Everton games don't count at all towards Tim winning the award, and Tim has to attend the awards night or he can't win it either. I can't see Tim being given leave from Everton to attend the awards night on the 24th of Nov, when it is 2 days after playing Sunderland, and 3 days before playing West Brom. Stupid rules...

Wednesday 3rd November 22:33 Report Comment

brennan finneganLooked at the other 15 nominees and Tim stands well above all. I have never seen a better header of the ball in all my years watching top class footy. Also the most loyal player to both club and country. Add to that a class team player and a really nice lad. His name should already be on the award.

Wednesday 3rd November 22:16 Report Comment

Cath TrimbleWell done Tim. You've been a star for us and your country. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Wednesday 3rd November 20:55 Report Comment

Andrew CorrieWell done Tim lad, it's been a long time coming and no-one deserves it more than you mate, all the very best!!

Wednesday 3rd November 17:01 Report Comment

Milin Chandrasorry didnt comment since the yak article my account didnt work. haha tim has done isnt long now he will be the player of the year..well done man hope you win more!

Wednesday 3rd November 15:51 Report Comment

Mikel ArreguiHe deserves it, he's great!

Wednesday 3rd November 13:45 Report Comment

CRAIG WEILDINGTim is just brill.Simple as.

Wednesday 3rd November 13:07 Report Comment

John CheeversA Samoan Australian going for the Asian award...that's football for you!

Wednesday 3rd November 13:06 Report Comment

Paul McKernanGood Luck Tim - presumably it is the same Li Weifeng that played for us for a brief time in 2002 with Li Tie ? On what I saw, if he beats Tim then he's improved a lot since then !

Wednesday 3rd November 12:51 Report Comment

Wai Kin Lowi think based on world cup performances, maybe keisuke honda will win this award instead of tim cahill but tim cahill is the best asian player we know!!!

Wednesday 3rd November 11:49 Report Comment


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