Iker Casillas quits football

The former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas on Tuesday announced his retirement from football at the age of 39.

Casillas, who finished his playing days at Porto, won the World Cup and two European Championships during an illustrious international career. He lifted five La Liga titles and the Champions League three times with Real, making 725 appearances for the Spanish giants over 16 seasons between 1999 and 2015.Casillas won 167 caps for Spain, bettered only by Sergio Ramos, and was captain when they became world champions in 2010 and triumphed at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

He also won two Portuguese titles at Porto after leaving the Bernabéu in 2015 but did not play again for the club after suffering a heart attack in training last year.

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