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Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill

Clubs: Aston Villa FC, Burnley FC (loan), Sheffield United FC (loan), Bolton Wanderers FC, Chelsea FC

• Born in Sheffield, he was scouted by Aston Villa but it was at Burnley, during an extended loan spell in 2004/05, that he first made his mark, winning the vote as the Lancashire team's young player of the year.

• Struggled to make headway at Villa – despite starting half of the club's Premier League games under Martin O'Neill in 2006/07, at the end of which he represented England at the UEFA European Under-21 finals in the Netherlands – and returned to his home town for a loan spell at Sheffield United FC before signing for Bolton in January 2008.

• Made four UEFA Cup outings soon after arriving at the Reebok Stadium, the first of them in a 1-0 win against Club Atlético de Madrid, and soon established himself as a cornerstone of the Bolton defence, reaching 100 Premier League appearances just over three years after his arrival.

• First called up by England in June 2009, he did not make his debut until September 2010, coming on as a substitute in the opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria; a year later he opened the scoring against the same opponents – his first international goal – in a 3-0 win in Sofia.

• Joined Chelsea in January 2012 and played in five of the seven knockout matches, the final against FC Bayern München included, as the Blues won the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

• Was ruled out of England's final UEFA EURO 2012 squad with abroken jaw but made up for it the following year by lifting the UEFA Europa League with Chelsea; first choice for club and country the following campaign and went to the World Cup where he started all three games in the group stage exit. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: winner 2013

Last updated: 30/10/14 16.43CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 28/06/2016 01:06 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-0NorwayNorway8400
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-2EnglandEngland9000
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland5-0San MarinoSan Marino9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia0-1EnglandEngland9000
15.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland3-1SloveniaSlovenia9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageScotlandScotland1-3EnglandEngland4600
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland4-0LithuaniaLithuania9000
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0EnglandEngland7400
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSloveniaSlovenia2-3EnglandEngland9000
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland2-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundWalsallWalsall1-4ChelseaChelsea9000
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundEnglandEngland2-0EstoniaEstonia9000
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundStokeStoke1-1
13.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSpainSpain2-0EnglandEngland600
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-0FranceFrance9000
10.01.2016English FA CupThird roundChelseaChelsea2-0ScunthorpeScunthorpe9000
31.01.2016English FA CupFourth roundMK DonsMK Dons1-5ChelseaChelsea9000
21.02.2016English FA CupFifth roundChelseaChelsea5-1Man. CityMan. City9010
12.03.2016English FA CupQuarter-finalsEvertonEverton2-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-3EnglandEngland9000
22.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-1TurkeyTurkey9001
02.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-0PortugalPortugal9000
11.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-1RussiaRussia9000
16.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-1WalesWales9000
20.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageSlovakiaSlovakia0-0EnglandEngland9000
27.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16EnglandEngland1-2IcelandIceland9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Gary Cahill
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/12/1985 (30)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 193cm
  • Weight: 86kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    14/02/08: Bolton 1-0 Atlético
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    11/06/07: Czech Republic 0-0 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-2110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 28/06/2016 01:06 CET