Tim Cahill buys in Melbourne

Tim Cahill buys in Melbourne
Tim Cahill buys in Melbourne

Legendary Socceroo Tim Cahill secured $5.7 million when he offloaded his CARINGBAH SOUTH waterfront.

Australia's record goal scorer has now emerged as buying in Melbourne where he plays for Melbourne City having moved from China last year.

He recently secured a luxury $2,775,000 home in the outer Lower Plenty suburb (above). 

His new purchase, some 20 kilometres from Melbourne City's AAMI Park, is a contemporary four bedroom home on a large 4,182 sqm parcel.

Offering modern living on a grand scale, the home features a custom designed kitchen, rumpus room, sunken formal lounge and formal dining room.

A paved area links the house to the swimming pool, spa and floodlit tennis court. 

The Morrison Kleeman agency marketed the home as "custom tailored to ensure contemporary living on a grand scale."

It is not apparent whether it signals his intent to stay in Melbourne after his playing career is over, or just a very convenient family bolthole. No doubt Cahill who can see myself owning an A-League club in the future is a well-travelled citizen of the world.

The Sydney born star had paid a suburb record $5.25 million for his CARINGBAH SOUTH waterfront home in late 2006, selling its nine years later through Greg Gilbert of Greg Gilbert Real Estate..

However the midfielder didn't find too much time to live there, instead being based just outside of New York with his wife, Rebekah Greenhill and the couple's four children until his move to China.

His parents lived in the home on the Port Hacking river in his absence, but the four level home on 1,260 sqm was too much for them which prompted the sale.

“I’ve only ever spent two to three weeks maximum in Australia at one time,” Tim Cahill told News Ltd papers in 2015.

Cahill still owns a Horningsea Park property in Sydney's west bought with family in 1999 for $260,000.

Late last year Cahill said that he loves everything about Melbourne.

"I'm loving living in Melbourne," he said.

"The food, the culture, the fashion.

"They call it the sporting capital of the world and it is. It's fantastic. They've got everything here for the sporting fanatic -- AFL, rugby league, the football, the races.

He suggested the only bad thing about Melbourne was the weather, however he cited the fact that he lived in England for 15 years 'so it's not so bad'.

Cahill's UK address was in ALDERLEY Edge in Cheshire, the footballer's playground outside of Manchester.

The five bedroom Sienna Lodge was taken down from UK listing website Right Move in 2013 after having a price of £2.5 million (AUD$4.3 million)

The corner flag punching star made his name when transferred to Everton in the English Preimer League in 2004 from lower division club Millwall, having left Australia to pursue a professional career.

He made 226 appearances for the Toffee's over an eight year career before he left to join MLS side New York Red Bulls in 2012.

After a two year spell in China with two clubs, Cahill returned to Australia to play for Melbourne City, signing a three year deal last year.

The plan was for Cahill to play the first two years and then take on a directing role for the third year.

His first appearance for Melbourne City was his first in the A-League, having only featured for Sydney United back in 1997.

His debut was exactly what Australian soccer fans had been hoping for, as he rocketed a 35 metre half-volley into the top corner in the Melbourne Derby against Victory.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

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