Iker Casillas retires from football

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Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has announced his retirement at the age of 39.

Spain Goalkeeper - Iker Casillas

Casillas has stopped playing professional football since he suffered a heart attack in a training session with Porto in May 2019.

His football career started 30 years back and he is appreciative to make a career out of something that he is passionate about and makes him happy.

Casillas is grateful to Real Madrid and Porto as well as all of his teammates and coaches.

“The best goalkeeper in the history of Real Madrid and Spanish football joined us at the age of nine.

“He was formed here and defended our shirt for 25 years, becoming one of our most emblematic captains of all time. Iker Casillas earned the love of Madridismo and is a symbol of the values that Real Madrid represents.”

Statement from Real Madrid

Iker Casillas won the Champions League with Real Madrid and also played an instrumental role in their five Spain La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey triumphs, the Spanish Super Cup four times as well as the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Intercontinental Cup and two occasions each.

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