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Stats: Iker Casillas breaks his Real Madrid clean sheet record

Iker Casillas is having a fantastic time with Porto and this statistic validates the Spaniard's form!!

Stats 11 Mar 2017, 22:42 IST
During Porto’s victory over Arouca, the2010 World Cup winner won his 16th clean sheet of the season

Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas is having a fantastic time in Portugal with Porto. The Spaniard is having a good time in Portugal, which he credits to the quieter style of life, away from all the intense limelight that he had on him during his time in the Spanish capital.

The 35-year-old joined Porto from Real Madrid in 2015 after spending almost 20 years at the Bernabeu. 

Despite winning 18 major trophies, breaking Paco Buyo’s record to become Real Madrid’s most capped goalkeeper and winning the IFFHS World’s best goalkeeper five times, Casillas never managed to keep more than 15 clean sheets in a single league season.

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However, during Porto’s victory over Arouca, the 2010 World Cup winner won his 16th clean sheet of the season, a feat he never achieved before in over 20 seasons as a professional. This incredible form of the former Los Blancos stop-stopper hasn’t gone unnoticed by the national team manager, with rumours that the former captain may be called up.

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His previous best clean-sheet figure across a single league season has been 15, which he achieved three times during the 04/05 season, 05/06 season and 09/10 season with Real Madrid.

Iker Casillas clean sheets in a national league
SeasonCompetitionClubs(s)GamesClean Sheets
16/17Liga NosFC Porto25(so far)16
15/16Liga NosFC Porto3213
14/15La LigaReal Madrid3212
13/14La LigaReal Madrid20
12/13La LigaReal Madrid198
11/12La LigaReal Madrid3714
10/11La LigaReal Madrid3514
09/10La LigaReal Madrid3815
08/09La LigaReal Madrid3814
07/08La LigaReal Madrid3614
06/07La LigaReal Madrid3811
05/06La LigaReal Madrid3715
04/05La LigaReal Madrid3715
03/04La LigaReal Madrid375
02/03La LigaReal Madrid3810
01/02La LigaReal Madrid257
00/01La LigaReal Madrid3412
99/00La LigaReal Madrid2710
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