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Of course, how could anyone else end up higher than Everton's number 17?
It was close between Cahill and his great mate Arteta, but the repeated amount of times Cahill has spurred Everton on with a match-winning strike sees the Australian triumph.
The talismanic Aussie has reached cult hero status on Merseyside, and rightly so.
Bought for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of just £1.5 million, his transfer is viewed as one of the steals of the Premier League era.
Many pundits rightly point to this acquisition as one of the best ever. Had he ever been sold, at his peak he could have fetched more then 10 times the amount Everton paid for him.
Aerially he is renowned as one of the best in the game, aided by a leap and spring that would surely compete with most basketball players.
He is the ultimate team player and, without fuss, plays wherever he is asked, often as a striker or even wide midfield at times. Most know he is best utilised behind a target man, making his trademark undetected late runs.
Cahill has been a match winner throughout his Everton career, continually attracting opposition team's best markers, yet so often bettering them.
His scoring record of five goals in Merseyside derbies is the second highest post-war tally (behind Graeme Sharp) and represents his big-match reputation.
He also boasts impressive scoring ratios against other top teams, including a stunning last-minute bicycle kick against Chelsea.
Approaching 200 Premier League games for the Toffees, he has already hit 54 Premier League goals and will be keen to surpass Duncan Ferguson's Everton record of 61 Premier League goals.
His passion and commitment to the club is exemplary (he even has an Everton tattoo), and his attitude and persona embodies everything a fan wants in a modern-day player.
Brought in at a time when Everton had narrowly avoided relegation, in his first season he was Player of the Season as the Toffees qualified for the Champions League.
With Cahill on board, Everton have only dropped out of the top eight once in seven seasons. At £1.5 million, has there ever been a greater Premier League bargain?
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