Iker Casillas Biography

Iker Casillas

Quick Facts Of Iker Casillas

Celebrated Name Iker Casillas
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Saint Iker
Birth Name Iker Casillas Fernandez
Birth Date 1981-05-20
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Children Lucas Casillas Carbonero, Martín Casillas Carbonero Trending
Birth Nation Móstoles, Spain
Spouse Sara Carbonero (m. 2016)
Place Of Birth Móstoles, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Awards Golden Foot, Royal Order of Sports Merit
Position Goalkeeper
Foot left
Current Club FC Porto
Nationality Spain
Religion Christianity
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Shoe Size 10 US
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Wife Sara Carbonero

Iker Casillas Fernandez popularly known as Iker Casillas is a Spanish professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team. He is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He is dubbed "San Iker" ("Saint Iker"). He started his career from Spanish club Real Madrid in 1990 and spent 25 years at Real Madrid, where he won 5 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey titles, 4 Supercopa de Espana titles, 3 UEFA Champions League titles, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup. 

He represented Spain national team at different levels before making his senior debut in 2000. He led Spain to their first World Cup in 2010 and 2 European Championships in 2008 and in 2012. He has over 14.3 million followers on his Instagram. 

Iker Casillas Stabilized at Hospital After Minor Heart Attack At Training Session

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Spanish legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has been stabilized at the hospital. Earlier on 1 May 2019, during Porto's morning training session, Casillas suffered a minor heart attack. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. He was stabilized at the hospital. 

The 37-years old World Cup-winning goalkeeper took to his social media to thank everyone who supported for his recovery. He wrote, "Verified

Todo controlado por aquí, un susto grande pero con las fuerzas intactas. Muchísimas gracias a todos por los mensajes y el cariño".

What is Iker Casillas Famous For?

- Considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. 

- Spent 25 years in Spanish club Real Madrid. 

Where was Iker Casillas Born?

Iker Casillas was born on 20 May 1981. His birth name is Iker Casillas Fernandez. He was born to a father Jose Luis Casillas, and a mother, Maria del Carmen Fernandez Gonzalez. His birth place is in Mostoles, Madrid in Spain. He holds Spanish nationality. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He belongs to White ethnicity. His religion in Christianity. He has a younger brother named Unai.

As a child, Casillas once forgot to post his father's football predictions for the weekend. His father had correctly predicted all 15 results, and the family lost out an estimated 1.2 million Euro. 

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Club Career

Iker Casillas joined the Real Madrid's youth system in 1990.  

He was first called up to the senior team squad in November 1997 in the UEFA Champions League. He was only 16 then. He remained on the bench throughout. 

He made his UEFA Champions League in September 1999. In doing so, he became the youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in the competition at the time, at 18 years and 177 days. His record was later broken by Mile Svilar in October 2017. 

Casillas made his La Liga debut in a 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao in September 1999. 

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He became the youngest ever goalkeeper to play in Champions League final in May 2000. He also became the youngest ever goalkeeper to win a Champion League Final. He was 19 years and 4 days old then. 

He has become a key member of Real Madrid to achieve numerous titles.

He made 725 appearances for Real Madrid during his 25 years stint at Madrid. It was the second most appearances in club history.

During his time in Madrid, he won 5 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey titles, 4 Supercopa de Espana titles, 3 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup. 

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He left Real Madrid in 2015. He joined Portuguese club FC Porto on a free transfer. 

At Porto, he won Primeira Liga and Supertaca Candido de Oliveira title. 

International Career

Casillas has represented Spain national team at different age levels. He represented Spain U15, U16, U17, U18, U20, U21 national team. 

He made his senior debut for Spain national team in 2000. He has made 167 appearances to date. 

He has played for the Spanish national team a record 167 times. 

He is also the sixth-most capped male footballer in history, and the joint second-most capped European player of all time. 

He has won one FIFA World Cup and 2 European Championships with Spain. He won FIFA World Cup in 2010, and European Championships in 2008 and 2012.

He became the third ever goalkeeper to captain a World Cup winning side after Gianpiero Combi and Dino Zoff.  

He is also one of four players to represent Spain at four World Cups. 

Honors

Real Madrid C

Tercera División: 1998–99 (Group VII)

Real Madrid

La Liga: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12

Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14

Supercopa de España: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

UEFA Champions League: 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14

UEFA Super Cup: 2002, 2014

FIFA Club World Cup: 2014

Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002

FC Porto

Primeira Liga: 2017–18

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018

International

FIFA World Cup: 2010

UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

Individual

Bravo Award: 2000

La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2000

Zamora Trophy: 2007–08

La Liga Best Goalkeeper: 2009, 2012

BBVA Fair Play Award: 2012–13

Liga NOS Fair Play Award: 2017–18

MARCA Fair Play Award – MARCA's 80th Anniversary: 2018

Dragões de Ouro Award – Porto Athlete of the Year: 2018

Best European Goalkeeper: 2010

IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2013

FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2014

FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2015

FIFA World Cup Golden Glove: 2010

FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010

UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2008, 2012

UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

ESM Team of the Year: 2008

Ballon d'Or 4th place in 2008

UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (published 2018)

Golden Foot: 2017

Records

Most appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 177 (excluding 4 appearances in the qualifying rounds)

Most group stage appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 94

Most victories in the UEFA Champions League: 101 (alongside Cristiano Ronaldo)

Most clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League: 57 (excluding 2 in the qualifying rounds)

Most consecutive seasons in the UEFA Champions League: 20

First player in Champions League history to reach the knock-out stages 19 times

First goalkeeper to win 100 Champions League matches

Youngest goalkeeper to play in a UEFA Champions League final: 19 years and four days

Youngest goalkeeper to win a UEFA Champions League final: 19 years and four days

Most penalty kicks saved in the UEFA Champions League (excluding shoot-outs): 6 out of 24

Most UEFA Champions League titles won by a goalkeeper: 3 (alongside Juan Alonso, Ray Clemence, Sepp Maier, Keylor Navas, Heinz Stuy, Víctor Valdés and Kiko Casilla)

Most appearances in UEFA Club competitions: 188 (177 in the Champions League, 4 in the Champions League qualifying rounds, 2 in the Europa League, 3 in the UEFA Super Cup, 2 in the Intercontinental Cup)

Most appearances for Real Madrid in UEFA Club Competitions: 155

Most IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper Awards: 5 (alongside Gianluigi Buffon)

Most appearances by a goalkeeper in the FIFPro World XI: 5

Most appearances by a goalkeeper in the UEFA Team of the Year: 6

Most appearances for the Spain national team: 167

Most international clean sheets: 102

Most international victories: 121 (alongside Sergio Ramos)

Fewest goals conceded by a FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper in a single edition of the tournament: 2 goals in 7 appearances (alongside Gianluigi Buffon and Fabien Barthez)

Most clean sheets in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup: 5 (alongside Gianluigi Buffon, Pascal Zuberbühler, Oliver Kahn, Fabien Barthez, and Walter Zenga)

Most FIFA World Cup tournaments played in by a Spanish player: 4 (alongside Xavi, Andoni Zubizarreta, and Fernando Hierro)

Longest unbeaten run at the UEFA European Championship: 509 minutes

Most clean sheets at the UEFA European Championship: 9 (alongside Edwin van der Sar)

Fewest goals conceded in a single edition of the UEFA European Championship: 1 (in 2012, alongside Gianluigi Buffon, Thomas Myhre, and Dino Zoff)

Most number of penalty kicks saved in penalty shoot-outs at the UEFA European Championship: 3 (alongside Gianluigi Buffon) 

Decorations

2009 Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit

2010 Favourite son of Navalacruz

2010 Favourite son of Móstoles

2015 Royal Order of Sports Merit Cross

Who is Iker Casillas Married to?

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Iker Casillas is a married man. He is married to sports journalist Sara Carbonero. They started dating in 2009. They tied a knot to each other on 20 March 2016. The couple has 2 children, Martin, born in January 2014, and Lucas, born in June 2016. 

Iker Casillas was rushed to hospital on 1 May 2019 after suffering a minor heart attack. He suffered a minor heart attack during Porto's morning training session. His condition was stabilized at the hospital. He published a statement on his Twitter thanking everyone for the support.

What are Iker Casillas Body Measurements?

Iker Casillas stands at a height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 176 lbs i.e. 80 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has brown hair and his hair color is dark brown. 

What is Iker Casillas Net Worth?

Iker Casillas earns from playing professional football. He started his professional football from 1998 and spent 25 years at the club before moving to Portuguese club, FC Porto. He earns from his salary, contracts, bonuses, and endorsements. He has a sponsorship deal with Adidas. He wears their Response goalkeeping gloves and Predator football boots. Previously, he had endorsement deals with Reebok. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $40 million.  

Did You Know?

  • His brother also played football as a central midfielder for CD Mostoles.
  • A street in Mostoles has been renamed Avenida de Iker Casillas in his honor.
  • He was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme's Millennium Development Goals in 2011.
  • He has his own charitable foundation, the Fundacion Iker Casillas.

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