Iker Casillas officially retires from professional football

Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from professional football. 

Last year, Casillas suffered a heart attack while training with his team Porto, and hasn’t played any match since then. Just now, the legendary goalkeeper confirmed his retirement from football on social media. 

Casillas played 167 times for Spain, famously captaining his country to their first and only World Cup win in 2010 as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championship titles.

Born in Mostoles, Madrid, Casillas came through Real Madrid’s academy and spent his career there until joining Porto in July 2015.

He is Real’s second all-time appearance maker, playing 725 matches between 1999 and 2015, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues with the club. 

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