Where are they now? Spain's Euro 2008 drought-breakers
Written by Vijhay Vick, Aysha Ridzuan and Hardeep S.
Spain have been blessed with good goalkeepers for decades now, but in terms of skills between the posts, leadership and overall achievements, surely Casillas stands out as the best of them all.
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Handed the captaincy following the exclusion of club teammate Raul Gonzalez, Cassilas led Spain to their most successful period as they followed up success in 2008 by lifting the World Cup two years later in South Africa and then retained the European Championship in 2012.
He is still part of the national team, but is expected to lose his No.1 jersey to David de Gea at Euro 2016.
Casillas won everything there was to win during his 16 years at Real Madrid, but left on a sad note in the summer of 2015 after a fallout with club president Florentino Perez.
Now contracted to Porto through 2018, Casillas recently expressed his interest to enter management.
He also recently welcomed a second child with wife and journalist Sara Carbonero. – VV