Gary Cahill hilariously flops over finish line in school sports day sack race

Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill is without a club, but his willingness to win clearly hasn't wavered as he produced a committed effort at his child's sports day


Posted Sunday, July 03, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Gary Cahill proved his competitive nature is still alive and well despite nearing the end of his career with a committed dive in a school sports day sack race.

The former Chelsea and England defender, 36, went sack-to-sack with other parents at his child's sports day. Naturally, the pressure was on for him to outperform the rest of the field who haven't got a Champions League, two Premier Leagues, two Europa Leagues, two FA Cups and a League Cup on their resume.

But he found himself neck-and-neck with another dad. As losing was out of the question, Cahill chucked himself at the finish line, leaping like a salmon to secure first place.

The hilarious moment was captured on video and uploaded to social media by the man himself, who wrote: "I just wanted it more!"

It had his old colleagues in stitches. Paulo Ferreira, who spent nine years with Chelsea between 2004 and 2013, replied: "Great dive GG." His former centre-back partner John Terry responded with laughing face emojis, while his ex-Bournemouth team-mate Jamal Lowe wrote: "Winners mentality."

Cahill left Stamford Bridge in 2019 after seven successful years with the west London club, joining Crystal Palace as a free agent until last August. He was snapped up by then-Championship side Bournemouth.

The veteran, who picked up 61 caps for his country, provided valuable experience to their promotion push last term, making 22 league appearances. But he has left the Cherries as they gear up for their top-flight return.

Gary Cahill hilariously flops over finish line in school sports day sack race
The former Chelsea and England defender chucked himself over the line to win

Announcing his free agent status in May, Cahill wrote: "My time as an @officialafcb player will be mutually coming to an end this summer.

"I have have thoroughly enjoyed working with this great group of players and I want to wish them and all of the staff, the very best for the future."

Cahill has officially left the club this week upon the expiry of his contract, with the next step of his career - or the possibility of retirement - up in the air as things stand.



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