Spain and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas retires from football

39-year-old goalkeeper Iker Casillas has officially confirmed his retirement from professional football. Casillas last played for Porto in May 2019, before suffering a heart attack in training which left him hospitalised. Over the past months Casillas has been recovering at the Portuguese giants also working as one of the club’s directors.

‘The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you,” he revealed on social media. “Because with work and effort, I think I can say without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination.”

Casillas has now decided to officially end his career as a player which stretched 22 years. During his career he served two clubs: Real Madrid and FC Porto. In total the goalkeeper has won 20 major honours, including five LaLiga titles, three Champions League titles, two European Championships and one World Cup. He has won 137 caps for Spain.