Gary Cahill is an English Professional football player who currently plays as a central defender for the English Premier League club Chelsea and the English national team.
The 31 years old professional has played for clubs like Aston Villa, Burnley, Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers, and Chelsea. Cahill is currently receiving an annual salary of $5.5 million from his present club in the Premier League. He is the Captain for Blues and Vice-captain of his national side England.
Early Life of Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill was born as Gary James Cahill, on 19 December 1985. He was born to an English parent in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England. His only sister is Paula Cahill. He grew up watching Sheffield Wednesday, and his childhood hero is Des Walker.
Talking about his nationality, he is an English citizen. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He began his youth career with AFC Dronfield and Aston Villa.
After being promoted from the youth system, Gary Cahill began his professional career with Aston Villa.
Immediately after his promotion, he was sent on loan to Burnley on 8 November 2004. He made his club debut on 13 November, in the Football League match against Nottingham Forest. His only goal for the club came on 3 January 2005, against Stoke City. His only season with the club ended up with a total of 37 appearances and a goal.
Return to Villa
After the end of his loan spell with Burnley, he came back to Aston Villa. He made his debut with the club on 20 September 2005, in a match against Wycombe Wanderers. He made his premier league debut on 1 April 2006, in a match against Arsenal. His debut goal for the club came on 16 April 2006, an overhead kick against rivals Birmingham City.
He was further sent on a loan to the Championship club Sheffield United on a three-month loan deal, on 19 September 2007. His club debut came on 22 September 2007, in a match against Crystal Palace. His three months with the club ended up with a total of 16 appearances and a goal.
He further joined the Championship club Bolton Wanderers on 30 January 2008, signing to a three and half year contract. His club debut came on 3rd February, in a match against Reading. His debut Bolton goal came on 5 October 2008, in a match against West Ham United. He was in the club for three successive seasons appearing in 130 games and 13 goals.
He further joined one of the Premier League's club Chelsea on 16 January 2012. He made his club debut on 5 February 2012, in a match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. His first Chelsea goal came on 18 March 2012, against Leicester City. He gradually formed a strong defensive line with John Terry and David Luiz. He was appointed as the Chelsea club captain on 26 July 2017, ahead of the 2017-2018 season, after the departure of the Legendary captain John Terry. He still plays for the club.
Gary Cahil has represented his national side England in both junior and senior levels in several major tournaments. He made his senior international debut on 3 September 2010, against Bulgaria. He made his first international start on 29 March 2011, against Ghana in a friendly match.
He was named the vice-captain of his national side in September 2014, after the retirement of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. He still plays for his national side along with Marcus Rashford and Danny Rose. He has won over 58 caps for his national side scoring 4 goals.
Gary Cahil's Personal Life
Currently 32, Gary Cahil is a married man, he got married to his longterm loving partner Gemma Acton. After dating for 4 long years, the couple tied their knots on June 15, 2013, in Derbyshire, England, among his family and friends.
The couple together has two children, a son and a daughter, their son Leo Cahill and a daughter Frey Cahill. The couple is often spotted together visiting several places.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Gary Cahill has an estimated net worth of $26 million in 2018, including all of properties and incomes. As of 2018, he is receiving an annual salary of $6 million from his present club in the Premier League.
The only source of his income is from football, as he isn't linked with any endorsing brands or advertising companies. His recent market value is recorded to be $15.5 million and his highest ever value was $22 million in 2014.