Former Real Madrid and Spanish World Cup winning Goal keeper, Iker Casillas has finally hanged his gloves.

Casillas, 39, has not played since suffering a heart attack in April 2018.

Announcing his retirement on Twitter, Casillas, who starred at club level for Real Madrid and then Porto, said:

“The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you.

“I think I can say, without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination.”

Real Madrid have paid tribute already, labelling Casillas, who joined the Spanish giants at the age of nine, as the best goalkeeper in the 118-year history of the club.

Real Madrid wants to show its appreciation, admiration and love for one of the greatest legends of our club and world football. You can read the statement on the club’s website.