Iker Casillas: Spanish legend and Real Madrid keeper announces retirement from football

Iker Casillas: Spanish legend and Real Madrid keeper announces retirement from football

- Iker Casillas was legendary in goal for the Spanish national team and Real Madrid

- The 39-year-old has announced his retirement from the game of football

- He won several major titles in the course of his career, including the FIFA World Cup

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Iker Casillas, the legendary Spanish and Real Madrid goalkeeper, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39 after making 725 professional appearances between the sticks.

Casillas has called it quits after a glittering career winning the FIFA World Cup, two European Championships with the national team and the UEFA Champions League three times with Los Blancos.

Recall that the legend had heart-related complications in May last year, however, he managed to return to action a couple of months later.

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He said: “The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you.
Iker Casillas: Spanish legend and Real Madrid keeper announces retirement from football

Iker Casillas poses with the Fifa World Cup. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

“Because that with work and effort, I think I can say, without hesitation, that is has been the path and the dream destination.”

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His former club Real Madrid was quick to react as they paid tribute to the man who spent more than 16 seasons at the club between 1999 and 2015.

The Spaniard will serve in the advisory role for Los Blancos president Florentino Perez as earlier reported by Daily Mail.

Marca reported that the new assignment will come as a shock for the goalkeeper having left Real five years ago in an unpleasant manner. He was said to have had a bust-up with Perez.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Georgina Rodriguez, just like her partner Cristiano Ronaldo, has shown her generosity by donating £18 000 - which is more than R405 000 - to the fight against coronavirus.

The 26-year-old gave the funds to help speed up the search for the vaccine to end the pandemic for good. Georgina made a post on her social media handle to show support for the #YoMeCorono movement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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