Madrid Legend, Iker Casillas Retires At Age 39

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Iker Casillas, the Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper has retired from football at the age of 39. He made 725 appearances for Real during the 16-year career at the Bernabeu where he won three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns. He also helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup and two successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012.

The former Real Madrid stopper joined Porto in 2015 but has not played since suffering a heart attack during training in April 2019. While he recovered, he was given a  role on the club’s coaching staff in July 2019. In Porto, he made 156 appearances, winning two Primeira Liga titles and one Portuguese Cup. Casillas also won 167 international caps for Spain between 2000 and 2016. A record only surpassed by Sergio Ramos in appearances for the national side.

Source: BBC Sport

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