Spanish legend Iker Casillas announces retirement from football at age 39
Legendary Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39.
Casillas revealed his decision to retire on Tuesday, August 4th.
The decision for Casillas to retire comes after not playing since he suffered a heart attack back in April 2019.
Casillas announced his retirement through a statement on his official Twitter account.
The statement said, “The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you.
“I think I can say, without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination.”
Lo importante es el camino que recorres y la gente que te acompaña, no el destino al que te lleva, porque eso con trabajo y esfuerzo, llega solo y creo que puedo decir, sin dudar, que ha sido el camino y el destino soñado #Grac1as pic.twitter.com/xb8ucs9REh
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) August 4, 2020
Casillas played for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid for 18-years and s arguably he best goalkeeper in the history of the club.
In a statement by Real Madrid about Casillas retirement said, “Real Madrid wants to show its appreciation, admiration and love for one of the greatest legends of our club and world football.
“Iker Casillas belongs to the heart of Real Madrid and will be so forever.”
Here is a list of Casillas achievements below
885 career club games
167 Spain caps
Trophy 5x La Liga
Trophy 3x Champions League
Trophy 2x Copa del Rey
Trophy 2x UEFA Super Cup
Trophy 4x Spanish Super Cup
Trophy 2x Euro’s
Trophy 2010 World Cup
Trophy 2x Liga NOS