Legendary Goalkeeper Iker Casillas announces his retirement

Legendary Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas announces his retirement from football 14 months after suffering a heart attack in training.

After more than a year away from the game after the heart attack suffered in May 2019, goalkeeper of Real Madrid and the Spanish team has said goodbye to his football career.

The 39-year-old Casillas has hung up his gloves after a wonderful career which saw him win the Champions League thrice with Real and the FIFA World Cup 2010 and two European Championships (Euro Cup 2008 and 2012) with Spain National Team. Capped 167 in Spanish team he has also 1 Under-20 World Cup.

San Iker who was seen in recent days celebrating the title won by FC Porto with his team-mates has decided to announce his final retirement through social media with a brief statement.

Official Announcement: Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas retirement: Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper retires

The 39-year-old holds the record for most Champions League clean sheets and also most clean sheets for the Spain national team. He had spent 25 years with Real Madrid before moving to FC Porto in 2015.

Casillas was named five times in the FIFA FIFPro World XI and he was also voted as the world’s best goalkeeper five times by the IFFHS.

Iker Casillas with UEFA Champions League Trophy

Real Madrid on Casillas Retirement
Iker Casillas belongs to the heart of Real Madrid and will do so forever. Real Madrid would like to convey to him and his family the love of our club, which is the club of his life.

Casillas played 725 matches for Real Madrid during 16 seasons in which he won 19 titles.

  • 3 European Cups,
  • 3 Club World Cups,
  • 2 European Super Cups,
  • 5 Spanish Leagues,
  • 2 Copa del Rey and
  • 4 Spanish Super Cups.

Iker Casillas with FC Porto, in Portugal

  • 2 Portuguese Leagues,
  • 1 Cup and
  • 1 Supercup.

Also Read: Read Madrid With La Liga Title 2019-20

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