Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from professional football after playing over 1,000 matches.
The 39-year-old, who holds the record for most Champions League clean sheets and most clean sheets for Spain, spent the last five years of his career playing for Porto after his 25-year spell with Real ended in 2015.
Casillas won the World Cup, two European Championships, five La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies during an illustrious career.
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He also lifted the Supercopa de Espana four times, the UEFA Super Cup twice and the FIFA Club World Cup during his time in the Spanish capital.
After moving to Portugal at the age of 34, Casillas continued to win more silverware, winning the top-flight Primeira Liga in 2018 - although he did not feature last season as Porto won the league-and-cup double.
Casillas has been awarded the La Liga Best Goalkeeper gong twice, been voted into the FIFA FIFPro World XI five times, won the World Cup Golden Glove in 2010 and was named Primeira Liga Best Goalkeeper for 2019.
He is the second most-capped Spain player of all time, playing in four World Cups, and holds the record for most appearances, most clean sheets and most penalty saves in Champions League history.
Lo importante es el camino que recorres y la gente que te acompaña, no el destino al que te lleva, porque eso con trabajo y esfuerzo, llega solo y creo que puedo decir, sin dudar, que ha sido el camino y el destino soñado #Grac1as pic.twitter.com/xb8ucs9REh— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) August 4, 2020
Casillas, who recovered from a heart attack in 2019 and declared his intention to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation in February, posted an emotional message on Twitter confirming his retirement.
"The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination that it takes you," Casillas said
"Because that with work and effort comes alone and I think I can say, without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination."
Real captain Sergio Ramos reacted to the news by posting: "Soccer thanks you, friend. Forever a legend @IkerCasillas."
'The best goalkeeper in the history of Real Madrid'
Real hailed Casillas as the club's greatest goalkeeper and one of their finest players.
"Real Madrid wants to show its appreciation, admiration and affection for one of the greatest legends of our club and world soccer," read a statement on the Spanish champions' website.
"The best goalkeeper in the history of Real Madrid and Spanish football came to our house when he was nine years old.
"Today, one of the most important footballers in our 118-year history, a player whom we love and admire, a goalkeeper who has enlarged the legend of Real Madrid with his work and with exemplary behaviour both inside and outside, says goodbye as a professional player.
"Iker Casillas belongs to the heart of Real Madrid and will be so forever. Real Madrid wants to convey to him and his family the affection of our club, which is the club of his life."
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They stipulate that "exempted individuals will live and work in controlled "bubbled" environments behind closed doors," and that this applies to "sports stars, event officials, coaches, medics, mechanics and incoming members of the media."