Iker Casilas confirms retirement from football at age of 39

The Real Madrid great has not played since 2019 following a heart attack

Casillas anuncia su retirada
Casillas anuncia su retirada | IkerCasillas

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Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from football following a long and successful career with Real Madrid, Porto and the Spanish national team. 

Casillas, 39, has not played for Porto since 2019 when he suffered a heart attack and made the announcement on social media on Tuesday. 

"The important thing is the path you follow and the people who accompany you, not the destination," he wrote. "Because that with work and effort, everything else arrives on it's own and I think I can say, without doubt, that it has been the dream path and destination." 

Casillas broke through at Real Madrid as a teenager and went on to make 725 appearances for Los Blancos, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues. 

He left for Porto in 2015, making over 150 appearances for the Portuguese club and winning two more league titles to add to his trophy cabinet. 

The goalkeeper also enjoyed great success with Spain, winning two European Championships and one World Cup as La Roja dominated the international game between 2008 and 2012. 

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