Casillas communicated the end of his career to the president of Porto

On Monday he made his candidacy for the presidency of the Federation official. Now, Pinto Da Costa makes his retirement public

The president of Porto, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa, He praised the attitude of Iker Casillas today, since before presenting his candidacy to preside over the Spanish Football Federation he went to Porto to have lunch with him and inform him that he was ending his sports career as a player.

Before submitting the application, he came to Porto to have lunch with me to inform me that he was going to make that decision and that, therefore, he would finish the race”, The president of Porto said today in statements to journalists.

Nuno Pinto da Costa also said of Casillas that “he is a player with an impressive record”, since “during his career he played only in Real Madrid and in Porto, and he has both in his heart.”

He also said they will miss the goalkeeper, who became a reference for the locker room.

The president recalled that before the last game Porto played in the League last Sunday against Vitória de Guimarães, a video was posted with a message from Casillas to cheer on the players.

After leaving Real Madrid, Casillas arrived in Porto in the summer of 2015 and on May 1 he suffered a myocardial infarction during a training so, since then, he was in the process of recovery, without publicly saying if he will continue or will hang the gloves.

After the heart attack, the club decided to place Casillas as a member of the technical staff of Porto, while prolonging his recovery.


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