Real Madrid president pays tribute to Iker Casillas following retirement from football – video

Real Madrid president pays tribute to Iker Casillas following retirement from football – video

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has paid tribute to the club’s former goalkeeper Iker Casillas, after the 39-year-old confirmed his retirement from football.

Casillas, who finished his playing days at Porto, after suffering a heart attack in May 2019, won the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain during an illustrious international career. He also lifted five La Liga titles and the Champions League three times with Real, making 725 appearances for the club over 16 seasons between 1999 and 2015.

Pérez thanks Casillas for ‘contributing even more to the myth and the legend that is Real Madrid’, adding that he is ‘one of the great symbols’ of the club.