Statement from the President on Iker Casillas

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NEWS | 08/04/2020

Iker Casillas is one of the great symbols of Real Madrid. As madridistas today we are especially proud of one of our eternal captains. Captain also of the Spanish team. Today, Iker Casillas says goodbye as a professional player, having contributed to further enhance the myth and legend of Real Madrid.

He came to our club as a child, at just 9 years old, and here he has grown, trained and has become a benchmark for all football fans.

From Real Madrid today we want to convey our love, our admiration, and of course, our gratitude for everything he has given us, both on and off the pitch. And I also want to thank his wife Sara for all the support he has always given to Iker Casillas. For Sara, too, all our affection and all our love.

Iker represents the values ​​of Real Madrid. This club is the most loved and admired in the world and it is by players like Iker Casillas. With his commitment, with his work and with his humility he has conquered the hearts of Madrid fans, but also the respect of their rivals.

In this club, with this shield and this shirt, he has won everything. For Real Madrid and for Madrid fans from all corners of the world it has been an honor to have a goalkeeper, a captain, like Iker Casillas.

A benchmark for children who come to our City Real Madrid with the dream of wearing our shirt one day. His legacy will always be here. Iker knows that this is and will always be his home.

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