Grande Iker Casillas confirms his retirement

Grande Iker Casillas confirms his retirement

It was known for a time now that Iker Casillas won't be continuing his long and illustrious career but the goalkeeper's greatness demanded a proper send-off.

Since suffering a hear-attack in April of 2019 during training the Spaniard hasn't featured in a match but it's only now, after Porto won the double crown, that the veteran officially retired.

"The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you. I think I can say, without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination," wrote Casillas.

After winning the 2010 World Cup and two back-to-back European championships in 2008 and 2012 with Spain, few can rival Casillas' biography. If any.

Iker, a child of Real Madrid, played 725 times for Real during his 16-year era at the club, winning three Champions League titles and five La Liga trophies. Casillas also collected two Copa del Rey titles, four Spanish Supercups, two European Supercups, and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014. With Porto, he won the Primeira and the Supercup back in 2018.

He moved to Porto in 2015 but he will never be forgotten by his Los Blancos.

"Real Madrid wants to show its appreciation, admiration and love for one of the greatest legends of our club and world football. Iker Casillas belongs to the heart of Real Madrid and will be so forever."

Since the heart attack, the poster boy of Spanish football has been given a coaching role within Porto.

In February of this year, the 39-year-old announced his intention to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), before later withdrawing because of the situation in the country and the world.


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