Iker Casillas has shown how to overcome many obstacles in his career to make a significant contribution to the club’s success. He won La Liga three times with Real Madrid, the Copa del Rey twice and the UEFA Champions League once as per The Real Champs.
San Iker is one of the most important players in the history of Real and a true legend of our club.
How His Success Started
Casillas became the first player in Champions League history to reach the knockout stages – 19 times in the Champions League. At 19 years and four days old, he was the youngest goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League final according to Give Me Sport.
Casillas has had a very good international career, during which he has had some of the most successful seasons of his career with the Spanish national team and also with his club team.
Casillas, 37, began his career at Real Madrid, where he spent 16 seasons and won the Champions League and La Liga with the club before moving to Porto in 2016.
Real Madrid have also released a statement wishing his former captain a speedy recovery. ‘Real Madrid would like to offer our full support to our beloved captain Iker Casillas and his family’, the statement from Real Madrid read.
Casilla has been under criticism for his lack of commitment to his former club, but is said to have forced the club into a move against his will.
Despite early health problems in May 2019, he won the Primeira Liga and the Portuguese Super Cup and has played over 150 games for his former club since arriving in the summer of 2014.
How Iker Casillas Became one of the Greatest Goalkeepers in Football History
Iker Casillas will forever be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers in football history and, while the Football Association continues to wish him well in his recovery, he has two decades at the top. Laymans Sports reported that he has scored 20 consecutive goals in the Champions League and is set to return to his former club Real Madrid for the 2017-18 season.
At club level he has an exponential number of individual goalscoring records and is one of the most successful goalkeepers in the history of European football.
Casillas also won an extraordinary number of trophies with the Spanish national team, winning the Copa del Rey, La Liga and La Roja three times. Madrid won the European Cup in 2004, an experience he described as “better than winning the World Cup.”
His Stunning Achievements
Casillas became the youngest goalkeeper to score in this competition and he held the record until October 2017.
Although he was not recognised as the best goalkeeper in the world, Casillas’s records and statistics stand up well against players such as David de Gea, Petr Cech and David Villa, who are considered some of the best goalkeepers in the world in 2017, but currently, he is known as one of the best.
He won his first major medal in the Champions League in 2000, making him the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in a major tournament at 18 years, 7 months and 4 days.