Iker Casillas is a Spanish professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper. He is currently the 1st choice Spanish goalkeeper. He plays for FC porto. He previously played for Real Madrid. Iker Casillas is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He captained Spain to a World Cup and two European Cups.
Iker Casillas Biography
Iker Casillas Fernández was born on May 20th 1981 in Madrid. His parents are Jose Luis Casillas and María Del Carmen Fernández González. As a child he forgot to post his father’s football predictions. The family lost out on around a million pound. Casillas started with Real Madrid at the youth level. He made his first team debut in 2000. He was the youngest goalkeeper ever to play a champions league final. He pulled of stunning saves to help Real Madrid win the 2002 Champions League. Since then he has been the regular first team player for real Madrid. Iker Casillas captained Spain to the Euro 2008 due to Raul’s exclusion from the team. He won the tournament. He was part of the Spanish team to list the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He retained the European Championsip in 2012. in 2013 Iker Casillas suffered a serious injury. After recovering he suffered loss of form and was benched by Jose Mourinho. Spain had an awful 2014 FIFA World Cup. The defending champions were eliminated in the first round of the tournaments. Iker Casillas was heavily criticized for his performances. But he backed u his fans by winning the 2014 Champions League, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
Iker Casillas is one of the greatest goalkeepers ever to play the game. He has been nominated for FIFA Balln D’or in 2008. He came 4th after Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres. Casillas has won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup as captain. He is one of only three men to achieve the feat.
He is in a relationship with Sara Carbonero. He has a son with her named Martin.