Date of birth: May 20, 1981 (Age 38)
Full name: Iker Casillas Fernández
Born place: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Height: 6’ 1” (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Iker Casillas’ body measurements
Arms/Biceps: 14” (36 cm)
Shoe size: 11 (US)/45 (EU)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Light Brown
Widely regarded by critics, fans as well as present and retired goalkeepers as one of the best shot-stoppers in the game’s history, Iker Casillas has grown into a goalkeeping icon and a Real Madrid CF and Spain national team history maker and legend.
At the young age of 9, Iker was integrated into La Fábricia, the youth setup of Spanish soccer giant, Real Madrid. He was on the bench in a 1997 UCL game at the age of 16 and became the youngest goalkeeper to play in the UCL in September 1999 against Olympiakos and the youngest in a UCL Final in 2000. He made his senior international debut against Sweden in June 2000.
Iker has won the most titles in Spain’s goalkeeping history and even in the game’s history. Internationally, he is a back to back UEFA Euros Championship (2008 & 2010) and a 2010 FIFA World Cup winner and at club level, has won 3 UCL and 5 La Liga titles very amongst many others. He belongs to the exclusive club of players to have over 1000 games under their belt.
An excellent athlete and one known for his incredible athleticism (shown by the acrobatic nature of his saves and speed off his line), terrific agility, unbelievable reflexes, Iker has maintained the highest standard of fitness for someone of his age, so much that he transferred to FC Porto in Portugal to challenge himself in a different clime.
In May 2019, the world was spared some bad news after news circulated that he was rushed to the hospital due to a cardiac arrest he suffered in training but has of the time of this report, has returned to full training and is ready to carry on with goalkeeping excellence.