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Socceroos legend Tim Cahill receives devastating news about his 19-year-old soccer star son Shae.

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Socceroos legend Tim Cahill's son Shae took a hit after being released by A-League club Brisbane Roar (pictured together after signing last September)
  • Shae Cahill, 19, played for Brisbane Roar in the A-League.
  • Son of Socceroos great Tim Cahill signed from Everton

The son of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill has been dealt a blow to his professional football career after being released by A-League club Brisbane Roar.

Shae Cahill, 19, joined Ross Aloisi’s side in September last year on a multi-year deal from Everton, and high hopes were pinned on the emerging midfielder.

“We are pleased to announce the signing of Shae Cahill from Everton’s world-class academy,” Roar CEO Kaz Patafta said at the time.

“Securing such a promising young midfielder is a testament to our club’s new vision of integrating young talent into our squad and first-team environment.

“The addition of Shae promises an exciting era for the Roar family.”

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill’s son Shae took a hit after being released by A-League club Brisbane Roar (pictured together after signing last September)

But the youngster failed to regularly make the starting eleven, and this week he moved on, with the club confirms the news along with the departure of other players.

Cahill is understood to have had his contract terminated by mutual agreement after spending the last few months playing primarily in the Roar’s youth team.

His father, Tim Cahill, retired in 2019 as the Socceroos’ top scorer, with 50 goals in 108 appearances for the national team.

Cahill also scored in three consecutive World Cups with Australia in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Shae Cahill (pictured left with father Tim, centre) has joined Brisbane Roar on a multi-year deal from Premier League club Everton.

Shae Cahill (pictured left with father Tim, centre) has joined Brisbane Roar on a multi-year deal from Premier League club Everton.

To put that achievement in perspective, only four players have found the back of the net in four consecutive World Cups: Brazilian superstar Pelé, the prolific German duo Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, as well as Portuguese goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cahill, the attacking midfielder turned striker, had instant success at Millwall in the Championship before securing a move to the Premier League with Everton in 2004, where he was a fan favourite.

In the twilight of his career, Cahill played for teams such as MLS’s New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua in China and glamorous A-League club Melbourne City before ending up with Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC.

He is now sports director of the Aspire Academy in Qatar, an institution with the vision of being the world’s leading sports academy.

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