Legendary Actual Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 39.
Casillas made the announcement in a publish through his Twitter account on Tuesday.
He mentioned: ”Crucial factor in life is the trail you journey and the individuals who accompany you, not the vacation spot to which it takes you.
”As a result of that with work and energy, I believe I can say, with out hesitation, that’s has been the trail and the dream vacation spot.”
Additionally, his membership, Actual Madrid in a press release launched through its Twitter confirmed appreciation to the legend who appeared in 725 aggressive matches for 16 seasons between 1999 and 2015.
The assertion learn ”Actual Madrid CF would love to indicate its appreciation, admiration and immerse love for one of many best legends of our membership and world soccer.
”Right now, one of the necessary footballers in our 118-year historical past, a participant whom we love and admire, a goalkeeper who has enlarged the legend of Actual Madrid together with his good work and exemplary conduct each inside and outdoors, says goodbye as knowledgeable participant.
”The very best goalkeeper within the historical past of Actual Madrid and Spanish soccer got here to our home when he was 9 years outdated.
”Right here our shirt was fashioned and defended for 25 years, being endlessly considered one of our most iconic captains.
” Iker Casillas has earned the love of Actual Madrid and is a benchmark of the values that characterize Actual Madrid.
”Casillas was included 5 occasions within the FIFA FIFPro World XI and chosen 5 occasions greatest goalkeeper on the earth by the IFFHS.
”His spectacular sports activities profession has been acknowledged globally with the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports activities, the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sports activities Advantage, the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports activities Advantage, and the Gold Medal of the Neighborhood of Madrid.
”Casillas belongs to the guts of Actual Madrid and this shall be so endlessly.
”Actual Madrid needs to convey to him and his household the love of our membership, which is the membership of his life.”
Casillas spent most of his profession with Actual Madrid the place he made 725 appearances for the Spanish giants.
He additionally gained three Champions Leagues, 5 La Liga titles, and two Copa del Rey crowns.
Nonetheless, in 2015, he moved to Porto the place he gained two Portuguese Primeira Liga titles, and suffered a coronary heart assault throughout a coaching session with Porto in Might final 12 months.
He returned months later however by no means made an look since then.