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Breaking news – Iker Casillas the legendary keeper retires

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Legendary Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is hanging up his gloves and retiring from playing football.

Only 24 hours ago Iker Casillas announced his candidacy for President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Today it has been confirmed by the President of his current club FC Porto he is retiring from playing football.

According to NDTV, Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said:

“Before announcing his candidacy, Iker Casillas came to see me to inform me of his decision to end his career,”

Casillas spent 19 years on the books at Santiago Bernabeu representing Real Madrid from the youth level all the way to the first team.

He moved to Portugal for one last hoorah. He spent four years with the Portuguese giants.

His career has been on somewhat of a hiatus after he suffered a heart attack in May of last year.

He is arguably one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. Having won an astounding 24 trophies for club and country.

This tweet from a fan just about sums up our appreciation for an all-time great!