Iker Casillas Biography Wiki

iker-casillasÍker Casillas Fernández born 20 May 1981 in Móstoles, Madrid.He is a FIFA World Cup-2010 winning Spanish football goalkeeper who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain for the Spanish national team.

He is currently first-choice goalkeeper for both club and country, and serves as a vice captain for his club. As captain of the national side, he led a young Spanish team to their first European Championship in 44 years, his first senior international honour. In 2010, he captained the national team that won Spain’s first ever FIFA World Cup.

Name : Iker Casillas
Date of Birth : May 20, 1981
Place of Birth : Madrid, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Height : 185 cm
Weight : 70 kg
Profession : Soccer Player
Club : Real Madrid CF
Position : Goalkeeper
Real Name : Iker Casillas Fernndez

Since bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Casillas has been recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, illustrated by the many awards he has received. He was nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award twice, ranking fourth overall in 2008 and continuing to be the highest-ranked goalkeeper again in 2009. At the end of 2009 he was voted into the UEFA Team of the Year for the third consecutive time. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Casillas won the Golden Glove Award for the tournament’s best goalkeeper.