A pair of Tim Cahill’s boots will join items like the FIFA World Cup trophy, match balls from some of football’s biggest occasions and rare match-worn shirts in FIFA’s World Football Museum in Switzerland.
The Caltex Socceroos legend revealed on Instagram on Sunday morning (AEDT) that he would be featured in the Zurich-based museum, which houses more than 1000 pieces of football memorabilia.
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All 211 member associations of FIFA are commemorated in some way in the museum with Cahill describing the inclusion of his boots as “an amazing reward for many years of hard work following my dreams”.
Cahill then referenced that he played in four FIFA World Cups, scoring five goals.
The 39-year-old scored Australia’s first ever FIFA World Cup goal in 2006 and netted in the showpiece event in both 2010 and 2014.
Cahill made his last appearance for the Caltex Socceroos against Lebanon last month, ending a national team career that saw him win 108 caps and score 50 goals.