Cahill has become one of the highest profile footballers in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), earning over 100 caps for his country. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals by any Australian in the World Cup with five goals. Cahill is with 50 goals also Australia's highest goalscorer of all time. In 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at an AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his adept heading ability and high vertical leap, having scored many of his goals with his head.