Who is Iker Casillas?
Iker Casillas is a Spanish former professional football player who is one of the most outstanding goalkeepers. He started playing football from an early age and play with the youth team of Real Madrid. For his brilliant performance, he was selected in the leading team and played as a goalkeeper. He was also one of the youngest goalkeepers to play in the group. Since he showed his excellence during goalkeeping, he is also known as the best goalkeeper. He was part of Real Madrid from 1990 to 2014, playing for more than years and joined Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2015 till 2019. For his international career, he played for country Spain. He announced his retirement on August 4, 2020.
|Full Name||Iker Casillas|
|Birth Date||May 20, 1981|
|Birth Place||Mostoles, Spain|
|Father||José Luis Casillas|
|Mother||María del Carmen Fernández González|
|Age||39 years old|
|Height||5 feet and 11 inches (181cm/1.81m)|
|Weight||80 kg (176lbs)|
|Net Worth||5 million pounds|
Iker Casillas was born on May 20, 1981, in Mostoles, Spain. His parents were José Luis Casillas and María del Carmen Fernández González. His father was a civil servant while his mother is a hairdresser. He gave his younger brother named Unai, who is also a football player. He is currently 39 years old with a Taurus star sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Iker Casillas holds a Spain nationality and belongs to Christianity. Besides, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (181cm/1.81m) tall and weighs around 80 kg (176lbs). He has an athletic body type with a pair of brown-colored eyes and hair color.
Iker Casillas began playing football when he was very young. He was just 9 years old when he joined the youth team of Real Madrid. He was 16 years old when he played in UCL, which led him to get the name of the youngest goalkeeper to play in the UCL.
Iker Casillas was in a relationship with Eva Gonzalez for four years from 2004 to 2008. He then had been with Sara Carbonero, a sports journalist, and had a baby boy named Martin born on January 3, 2014. Eventually, they got married in 2016 and had their second baby boy Lucas.
Likewise, he also got a heart attack in the morning while he was doing his training session and was immediately taken to hospital. It was a minor heart attack. His hands are also in charity, and have established his own charity trust named the Fundación Iker Casillas.
Iker Casillas is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@ikercasillas) has 16.7 million followers, and his Twitter account (@IkerCasillas) has 9.2 million followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 24.3 million likes and 25.5 million followers.
Iker Casillas made his senior team football debut in the 1998 season. He was also one of the youngest players to appear in different leagues. They also won the Champions League final in the 2000 season with a score of 3-0 against Valencia. His performance in the 2001-2002 season was low, which led him to replace his place by another player. But in the final, he was a substitute and came to play as Sánchez as he was injured. They also won that league crown with a score of 2-1.
Likewise, he went to play for Real Madrid for an extended period as his contract was extended till 2017. He was one of the best goalkeepers of Madrid’s team and also of the whole world when he was just 27 years old. In the 2009-2010 season, he saved a goal from Diego Perotti, which was much praised. He was also selected for captain post during the 2010-2011 season. The next season, he was honoured with IFFHS Best Goalkeeper Award. He then went on to play for Real Madrid till 2015 and completed his 25 years playing for them. Looking at the overall statics of Iker Casillas, he played the division La Liga and appeared in the 510 division app, 40 National Cup app, and 152 total continental apps.
Furthermore, on July 11, 2015, he made two years contract with Porto for playing the divison Primeira Liga side. To look at his career statics, he has 160 division apps and 8 National Cup app.
Iker Casillas played from Spain National team and represented his team from U15 TO U21. He appeared in international matches for 167 times and was regarded as the best goalkeeper captain in third place. To see his overall international career, his team has bagged the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two times in 2008 and 2012.
Iker Casillas has been honoured with various titles and awards in his playing career. He won La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2000, Best Goalkeeper Award in 2009 and 2012, and the Fair Play Award in 2013. He has also been honoured with the Best European Goalkeeper Award and FIFA World Cup Golden Glove Award in 2010.
Iker Casillas is one of the fantastic former football players who has won much heart of his fans. His net worth as of 2020 is 5 million pounds.