Iker Casillas: former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper withdraws from football


Iker Casillas was on Porto’s coaching staff during his recovery from heart attack

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas retired from football at the age of 39.

Casillas made 725 appearances for Real during a 16-year career at the Bernabeu, winning 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.

Casillas joined Porto in 2015 but has not played since suffering a heart attack during training in April 2019.

During his recovery he was given a role in the club’s coaching staff in July 2019.

Announcing his retirement on Twitter