The 39-year-old goalkeeper Iker Casillas has played his last game of football at the top level.
It informs the long-standing Real Madrid keeper in a posting on Twitter.
Casillas kept goal for the Spanish team in more than one and a half decade from 1999 to 2015.
In the period he was virtually synonymous with kongeklubben. Casillas won the Spanish championship five times with Real Madrid, and it was also three wins in the Champions League.
Most CL matches since 1992-93
177 matches: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid and FC Porto)
169 matches: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid/Juventus)
151 matches: Xavi (FC Barcelona)
142 matches: Raúl (Real Madrid and Schalke 04)
141 matches: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
130 matches: Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona)
125 matches: Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan)
124 matches: Paul Scholes (Manchester United) and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
123 matches: Gianluigi Buffon (Parma, Juventus and PSG)
120 matches: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid and Fenerbahce) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United)
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The last years of his career he appeared for FC Porto, and here he reached to win the Portuguese title in both 2018 and 2020.
Iker Casillas to win both the european championship and WORLD cup with the Spanish national team. EM even twice in 2008 and 2012.
His huge position in Spanish football are clearly shown in the thousands of messages that immediately follow after his tweet about to stop on Tuesday. In many of them stood the same word: Gracias - thank you.
Many attach one particular rescue: His fodparade on Arjen Robbens finish in the WORLD cup final in 2010. The dutchman worked himself alone through with the Spanish keeper, who is resolutely flew out of his goal and was foiled the chance.
Thus kept the spaniards settled in 0-0 at the later won the match at Andrés Iniestas goal in the extended time.
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