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193 cm





Gary Cahill signed for Palace towards the close of the 2019 summer transfer window and brings with him two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League and two Europa League titles.

A former England captain, Cahill is an experienced centreback both domestically and internationally - playing over 570 career games in total.


Gary Cahill’s advice to Crystal Palace's Junior Eagles

18 April 2020

Born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, Cahill began his professional career with Aston Villa. However, his first professional game was a decade and a half ago for Championship side Burnley, having been loaned out by Villa.

His first England appearance came in 2010 against Bulgaria, and he would go on to be given the captaincy five times for his country – the first of which was in 2015 under Roy Hodgson.

joined Bolton Wanderers in 2008, before making the switch to Chelsea in 2012 where he played a key role in a hugely successful period for the west London side.

A decorated and respected defender, Cahill was Palace's third signing of the window. He made his first-team debut in the Eagles' 2-1 victory over Manchester United in August 2019.

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