Gracias Saint Iker: A little boy born in Mostoles, a suburb in the southwest of Madrid, grew up supporting his local team. He sat in the stands as a kid, being inspired by his heroes. This was not just an ordinary team it was Los Blancos, one of the greatest teams in world football. The kid was not just an ordinary kid he would become one of the greatest goal keepers in the world.
Casillas is a Madrista, this is his club, this is his city. The boy in the stand signed for the great club 25 years ago. A graduate of the famous La Fábrica he would make his debut for Real at 16 years of age. The youngest ever player to appear in a Champions League Final at 19 years and four days. Holding down the No1 jersey for Real Madrid for the past 15 years, he is a symbol of Madrid and all that is good in Spanish football. One of the greatest goalkeepers and leaders of modern football with a trophy cabinet that rivals any footballer past and present. He has won the Champions League three times, La Liga five times, the Copa del Rey twice, the Spanish Super Cup four times, the European Super Cup twice, the Club World Cup once and the Intercontinental Cup once. Internationally, he has won the World Cup and the European Championships twice. The icon that is Saint Iker is a symbol of Los Blancos and La Roja.
Football clubs require loyalty from their players, the media often comment that players are mercenaries and play the game for the wrong reasons. Casillas is Madrid and Madrid is Casillas. A 9-year-old boy has spent his life at the club he has called his family. The powers to be have said it is time for a change and after 25 years Casillas is now an FC Porto player. Is football fair? Casillas should have been a one club player, but football is no longer a game but a business. Maybe Boyz To Men said it best “Its So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.” Gracias Número Uno. @realmadrid @ikercasillasoficial #graciasnúmerouno #losblancos #laroja
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