The day has finally come as we see Iker Casillas leave his beloved club to join FC Porto. With everything that has been going on in the last couple years, I think that it was something we have all come to expect but none of us truly realized how painful this would be.
25 Years… Iker Casillas spent 25 glorious years making history with the club that he loved since the second that he was born. He gave this club everything that he possibly could and, whatever he did, he always did for Real Madrid. Saint Iker Casillas leaves this club with this head held high and I am certain that this is not the last we see of him. He may not be coming back as a player, but he will hopefully come back as a coach one day.
Joining FC Porto is great for him as he is joining a club that are still competitive and he will be able to show everyone that he is not done yet. Porto is an extremely demanding club and Casillas is a goalkeeper who loves the challenge and therefore will thrive under it like he did with Los Merengues.
Iker Casillas With Real Madrid:
5 La Liga Titles
4 SuperCopa Titles
3 UEFA Champions League Titles
2 Copa del Rey Titles
2 UEFA SuperCup Titles
1 Intercontinental Cup Title
1 Club World Cup Title
There are no words to describe how sad it is to see Iker Casillas leave Real Madrid but we have seen legends go many times. There is no need to get into the whole discussion regarding us having arguably the most self-centered, clueless, and ridiculous owner in the world. We just have to hope that this is the right decision (somehow) and we also have to hope that the team can continue improving and are able to come out with great success from next season.
Thank you for everything that you have given us, Iker Casillas. We will never forget you and I hope that the fans who havve criticized you while you were defending this club as the captain will one day realize what they have lost. Casillas, you leave this club as a legend. I hope that you don’t look back with any regrets and I wish you all the success in the upcoming chapter of your career.
Gracias and Adios, Saint Iker Casillas…
“No one knows the meaning of being part of Real Madrid. This club is my life.” – Iker Casillas.