Casillas: from Rubiales partner in AFE to his adversary in the RFEF

first_imgCasillas has no experience in sports management. Curiously, he held the only position with responsibility in the management a decade ago. It was on the AFE Board of Directors when Luis Rubiales presided over it, with which he will face now at the federal polls. In fact, one of the first things Rubiales did when he arrived at the players union was to include the goalkeeper in his team with David Villa. The role of both was key to the strike call of the 2011-12 season, which was then halted.Personally, Iker is a very recognized idol in the whole world. In 2010, he received from the Secretary of State for Sports the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit. The jury valued his sports career “for his behavior and determined commitment to society and the most disadvantaged.” UEFA and FIFA have also recognized him on numerous occasions as he was nominated six times in the Golden Ball Awards. Casillas is married to journalist Sara Carbonero, with whom he has two children, and has a brother named Unai. Years ago he even made some cameo in the cinema (Torrente 3 and Goal! 2). Now comes another leading role. Iker Casillas could spend a matter of months from an elite athlete to a manager. The goalkeeper, now officially a candidate for the presidency of the Federation, was born in Móstoles (Madrid) on May 20, 1981. He is a professional goalkeeper since 1998, when he made his debut with Real Madrid in San Mamés after being previously called to Norway in the phase of classification of the Champions. The white club left through the back door in 2015, antagonized with part of the directive and Real Madrid more like Mourinho, and left for Porto, which still belongs and in which he played his last game last season after suffering a myocardial infarction that still keeps him off.Casillas is closely linked to the Federation. He has been international for 16 years and since 2006 he was the captain of the absolute and is the player with the most matches in the history of La Roja (167). With the National Team he won a World Cup and two Euro Cups, in addition to the U20 World Cup. With Madrid he won 19 titles, among others, three Champions and five Leagues. He is the second player in the history of Madrid with more games (725). With Porto he has won two titles.last_img