Former Everton FC star Tim Cahill has won the Australian League Goal of the Season award. His long range effort in the Melbourne derby was voted the most outstanding.

The 37-year old has remained a dominant force in football anywhere he plays and Australia has been no exception.

At the Melbourne derby in February, the former Premier League star was sent off even without him entering the pitch as he queried the referee’s decisions. Cahill was on the sidelines waiting to get on the pitch. Melbourne Victory scored a goal which he thought was off side so he protested and the referee ordered him back to the dressing room. It was quite comical at the Etihad Stadium in the Round 18 A-League fixture, and it made headlines all over the world.

“There were some things that happened that I’ve never seen in my footballing career. There were contentious decisions that I’m not going to speak about now. We have to look at the video,” Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis said after the game.

His effort in the other leg was the one that was picked as the best goal. He picked up the honour during the FFA Dolan Warren awards on May 1 2017. The event in Sydney was a star studded one where he appeared in the company of his wife Rebekah Cahill. It was a big reason to smile after his team was defeated by Perth Glory at the Elimination Final at AAMI Park last week.


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