On the afternoon of May 17, the Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas decided to retire after being hospitalized urgently for a heart attack earlier in the month.
According to the ABC newspaper, goalkeeper Iker Casillas declared retirement because he did not want his future to be precarious after suffering a heart attack in the beginning of the month.
According to Portugal’s A bola source, Casillas suddenly had a heart attack when training with coach Sergio Conceicao and Porto club teammates. The medical team quickly transferred Casillas to emergency surgery hospital.
However, Casillas’s life is not threatened. “Get well, my friend,” Cristiano Ronaldo sent health blessings to the Spanish goalkeeper. While Jordi Alba also wants Casillas to recover quickly. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper left the hospital a week later, but admitted not knowing how long it would take to rest.
Finally, “Saint Iker” announced retirement at the age of 38. Casillas matured from the Real Madrid training academy. He joined the first team in 1999, sticking to the Santiago Bernabeu team for 16 years, winning 19 major and minor titles with Real, including five La Liga championships and three UEFA Champions League titles. Iker Casillas left Real in 2015 to move to Porto.
In the Spanish shirt color, Casillas won 2 EURO championships in 2008 and 2012 and stepped up to the throne in the 2010 World Cup. Casillas was recognized as one of the best goalkeeper in the history of world football.
Iker Casillas was hospitalized urgently for a heart attack, but the life of the Spanish goalkeeper was not threatened. According to A Bola in Portugal, Casillas suddenly had a heart attack when training with coach Sergio Conceicao and Porto club teammates. Porto club medical team quickly transferred Casillas to emergency surgery hospital. However, Casillas’s life is not threatened.
Casillas will rest until the rest of the season 2018/19. Later, Porto will assess the situation to see if the former Real Madrid goalkeeper is able to continue playing. Casillas was then 37 years old and gradually stepped to the other side of the career slope.