Iker Casillas: The legendary goalkeeper in history of Real Madrid
A five-time Liga winner who helped Madrid to three Champions League crowns, 5 La Liga and numerous other silverware has departed after 25 glorious years at Santiago Bernabeu.Casillas said: “Beyond remembering me as a good goalkeeper or a bad goalkeeper, I just hope that people remember me for being a good person. “This club also moulded me as a person and helped me to grow.”
The Spain international spent a difficult last season at Madrid as he was jeered by some fans at the Santiago Bernabeu for failing to win major silverware.
The club paid tribute to ‘Saint Iker’ by calling him “the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the club and in the history of Spanish football” but no one sat next to him in his farewell.
The Spaniard joined the Real academy when he was nine years old and made his senior debut in 1999 at the age of 18.
He was the first-choice goalkeeper and captain for 16 seasons which came with five La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, four Super Cups and three Champions League triumphs.
He also enjoyed great international success as he won the World Cup in 2010 as well as two straight European championships in 2008 and 2012.