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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tercera División: 1998–99 (Group VII)
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
Primeira Liga: 2017–18
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018
FIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012
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
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)
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?
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 eye 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.
Trivias About Iker Casillas You Need To 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.