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Iker Casillas declares his intention to contest for the Spanish FA Presidency

Former Spanish national team and Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has announced his intention to contest for the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Presidency which comes off in the middle of the year.

The 2010 World Cup winner after leaving Real Madrid joined Portuguese giant FC Porto in 2015. He suffered a heart attack in April last year in training and since then hasn’t played any active football. Though Casillas hasn’t officially announced his retirement, he is now part of the technical team of FC Porto.

The 38 year old goalie is one of the greatest safest pair of hands to ever grace the game. He has played over 600 games at club level for both Real Madrid and FC Porto. He also played 167 matches for the Spanish national team.

Iker Casillas in his entire football career has won every major silverware including the World Cup, three Champions league titles and two European Championships.

Iker Casillas announced his intention on social media earlier today and this is what he wrote;

“Yes I will present myself to the Presidency of the RFEF when the elections are held. Together we will put our federation at the height of the best in the world of football.

“I have informed the President of my club FC Porto of this decision and I can only express my deepest gratitude to them.”

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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