Forever Madridista. Iker Casillas
Today we will talk about a man who was completely devoted to his club and remained loyal to him, about a goalkeeper who was "feared" by many, many players, he is Iker Casillas, a man who still remains in the hearts of fans of his good reputation. , due to strong will and devotion.
Very few people know his life, and today EVNnews.com introduces you to Iker's life.
Casillas was born on May 20, 1981, in the city of Madrid in the community of Mostoles. His father, Jose Luis Casillas, was a civil servant in the Ministry of Education and Science. His mother, Maria del Carmen Fernandez Gonzalez, was a hairdresser. Later, the parents moved to Navalacruz, Avila. Casillas has a younger brother. He is 7 years younger than Greek Iker. Iker lived in Basque Country as a child, but always considered his homeland to be Madrid.
Casillas started his career with Real Madrid's youth team. On November 17, 1997, at the age of 16, he made his Real Madrid debut for the first time, participating in the Rosenborg Champions League, but did not make his debut until the 1998-99 season. His debut came when he replaced Bodo Ilgner. The following season, Ilner had to sit on the bench, and Iker became the first choice. 2000 became the youngest goalkeeper to ever play in the Champions League final, when Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0. Just four days later, he turned 19.
Casillas lost his place in the starting lineup when Cesar came to the team. When Cesar suffered an injury in 2002, Casillas came on again in the Champions League final. Iker showed a brilliant game, Real beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 and became champions again.
The 2007-08 season was productive for Casillas as he helped Real Madrid win their 31st La Liga title, conceding just 32 goals in 36 games. Casillas extended his contract until 2017.
He was 27 years old when he surpassed the best goalkeeper in the history of Madrid in games. He was interested in a number of clubs in the English Premier League and offered record amounts of money, but Iker refused to tell everyone that he would stay in Madrid no matter what. Led by Iker, with Iker, Madrid has won all possible cups. On May 24, 2014, Iker, led by Iker, won his 10th Champions League trophy. Real Madrid is the only club to have won 10 Champions League trophies.
In the game against the Swedes, Iker made his debut for the national team, after which he left as a reserve goalkeeper to participate in Euro 2000, where he did not appear on the field.
Two years later, at the World Cup, Iker was to replace Santiago Canizares, who was ruled out of the final due to injury. Casillas made his debut in those games and justified himself in the game against the Irish, during which Iker's save from the penalty spot allowed the Spaniards to reach the quarterfinals.
At the 2008 European Championships, Iker was already the captain of the team. During the tournament, Iker conceded just four goals, playing in all of the tournament's games.
He was also the captain of the team during the 2010 World Cup, participated in all the games during the World Cup and was able to become a world champion together with the team.
During Euro 2012, he also participated in all the team's games and became the European champion.
On July 11, 2015, Real's official website announced that the "Royal Club" and "Porto" had reached an agreement. Casillas became a member of the Portuguese team as a free agent.
Casillas meets 2009 sports journalist Sara Carbonero. Their love story is especially remembered during the live broadcast of the 2010 World Cup final with the
couple's passionate kiss.
On January 3, 2014, their first child, Martin Casillas Carbonero, was born. Their second son, Lucas, was born on June 2, 2016.
This is Iker's beautiful story, he will always remain in our hearts.
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