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Iker Casillas Fernandez was a goalkeeper who played professionally in Spain before retirement. Casillas is recognized as one of the best goalkeepers of all time, gaining the moniker San Iker (Saint Iker) for his ability to produce incredible saves. He's known for his incredible skills, athleticism, and ability to stop shots which helped the Spanish squad win the World Cup Championship.
Iker Casillas, who spent the best part of his era at Real Madrid, is another of those athletes to have played in over 1000 competitive matches. He tied the title with the most spotless shields for both UEFA Champions League and also the Spain national team. In fact, he has recorded the second-highest number of victories in the UEFA Champions League just behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Iker Casillas has a net worth of $40 million as a Spanish footballer.
Both the Spanish national team of FC Porto have Iker Casillas as their goalkeeper and captain. He used to play goalkeeper for Real Madrid and earned up to 7.5 million euros per year.
Iker Casillas is 5 ft 11 in (182 cm) tall.
Iker Casillas is 41 years old in 2022 as he was born on May 20, 1981.
Iker Casillas was born on May 20, 1981 in Móstoles, province of Madrid, to José Luis Casillas and María del Carmen Fernandez González. Iker Casillas has a younger brother, Unai Casillas Fernandez, who used to play as a central midfielder for CD Mostoles. The brothers' forenames are of Basque origin due to their paternal grandfather's connection to the region.
Iker Casillas dated beauty pageant winner Eva González from 2004 - 2008. From 2009 - 2021, Iker Casillas was in a relationship with sports journalist Sara Carbonero. Martin, their son, was born in Madrid on January 3, 2014. The couple revealed they were expecting their second child in November 2015. The couple tied the knot on March 20, 2016. They had their second child, Lucas, on June 2, 2016. After five years of marriage, Iker Casillas and Sara announced their separation on March 12, 2021.
Iker Casillas is universally recognized among the best goalkeepers of all time. He's noted for his fast reflexes, athleticism, as well as shot-stopping skills.
Iker Casillas was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations Development Programme in 2011.The Fundación Iker Casillas is his own philanthropic organisation. In 2018, he was in Moscow for the worldwide social Football for Friendship forum.
Iker Casillas was a member of Real Madrid's first squad for 16 seasons and held the record for most appearances by a goalkeeper with 181 in the Champions League and 188 in UEFA club competition.
Iker Casillas has won nearly all of it with Real Madrid, notably five Spanish titles, four Spanish Super Cups, two Spanish Cups, three Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, and one Club World Cup at the international level. He also won a Portuguese Super Cup and a Championship with Porto. Iker Casillas was able to bring home three championships with the Spanish national team: two European Championships (in 2012 and 2008) and a World Cup (in 2010).
Iker Casillas enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, having fun with friends, and assisting the disadvantaged.
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