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7 best Iker Casillas moments at Real Madrid

So it has ended. After 25 years, Iker Casillas breaks his marriage with Real Madrid. At one point, this was unthinkable. The Spaniard wearing a shirt ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 13 Jul 2015, 11:40 IST
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So it has ended. After 25 years, Iker Casillas breaks his marriage with Real Madrid. At one point, this was unthinkable. The Spaniard wearing a shirt other than that of Real Madrid is something that no-one could possibly have imagined.Until now.After a brisk saga that was full of twists and turns, Casillas’ move to Porto has been made official. If anyone watched closely, then the legendary ’keeper’s move has been on the cards for the last 2 years. After that hand injury, his career took a severe decline, one that has see him go out of the club.However, we will leave the sad part for another day and focus on the best moments of his Real Madrid career for now. 

#1 First call up

Casillas Young Real Madrid

The classroom was filled with teenage students; it was a technical drawing class. Suddenly, a 16 year old kid was escorted out of the classroom and was flown straight to Norway for a Champions League clash against Rosenberg.

That kid was Iker Casillas.

“They pulled me out of school because Bodo Illgner and Santi Cañizares were injured and they needed me as a second keeper,” Casillas said of that day back in November 1997.

“I was taken to the headmaster, who by the way, was a big Madrid fan, and before I knew it I was on a school minibus going home, where my mum was frantically packing my bag for me. The other kids had no idea why I had left the class and there was no Twitter or mobile phones to tell them what was happening.”

Casillas didn’t make his debut in that clash, but it was a sign of things to come. When Rea Madrid take you out of your classroom for a Champions League trip, you know you are special.


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