Football news: Spanish, Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas retires

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Iker Casillas retirement news – Iker Casillas, the 39-year-old Spanish who was Real Madrid’s goalkeeper for a large part of his career announced his retirement last night. He stopped playing any club and international matches since he suffered a major heart attack during a training session with FC Porto in May 2019.

His decision to leave the sport came on twitter with his tweet expressing how difficult it was for him to take this decision. He posted a letter on Twitter in which he said that he was grateful that he was able to successfully convert his passion into his career and that he was immensely happy and contented about it. He said that his football career started 30 years ago. In this long time, like any other journey, there were good and bad times. And looking back at his journey from this day, he feels that it was all worth the journey.iker casillas retirement news

Iker Casillas retirement news

The legendary Spanish goalkeeper thanked Real Madrid and Porto for providing him with the opportunity to represent them and hone his goalkeeping skills. He also thanked his teammates and coaches. The La Liga champions issued a statement acknowledging the dedication and greatness of Casillas as soon as his retirement post became viral. Real Madrid said that they wanted to show their admiration, recognition, and affection for one of the greatest footballing legends of the club and the world. They said that Casillas was a family member to them who joined the La Liga champions at the mere age of nine.

Iker Casillas retirement news

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Casillas played for Real for 25 years and went on to become the skipper of the side. He was a much-loved captain at Madrid. Iker won Champions League 3 times with Real and also led Los Blancos to 5 La Liga trophies, 2 Copa del Ray titles, and also won the Spanish Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, Intercontinental Cup. He appeared for the Champions League for a record 177 times and represented Spain 167 times. Casillas was the skipper when Spain won FIFA World Cup 2010 and also won the European Championship 2008 and 2012.
He last played a game for FC Porto on April 26, 2019, against Rio Ave which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Iker Casillas retirement news

Casillas is surely one of the greatest footballing legends that the world has ever witnessed and continues to be the favourite for his fans.

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