Real Madrid cum Spanish football legend, Iker Casillas has retired from football following an illustrious career.
However, he has announced his decision to contest for the Presidency at the Spanish Football Association.
Casillas during his playing career won three Champions League titles and five La Liga trophies during with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
He also played 725 matches for Real Madrid and captained the Spanish national team to back-to-back European championships in 2008 and 2012, and led their team to their first-ever World Cup triumph in 2010.
He made his intentions known during a recent announcement on Twitter where he said;
“Yes, I will stand for the presidency of the Spanish FA when elections are called. Together we will put our federation at the level of the best football in the world.”
Sí, me presentaré a la Presidencia de la @RFEF cuando se convoquen las elecciones. Juntos vamos a poner nuestra Federación a la altura del mejor fútbol del mundo: el de España. #IkerCasillas2020 pic.twitter.com/kHkBChqh4m
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) February 17, 2020
Iker Casillas proved to be popular among fans who wants him to become the new president for Spanish FA.https://t.co/imQJpx4krJ
— Football Tribe MY 🇲🇾 (@MYFootballTribe) February 12, 2020
Spain icon Iker Casillas has confirmed that he intends to run for presidency at the Spanish football association's (RFEF) next election. The 38-year-old goalkeeper is yet to officially retire from competitive action and remains on the books at Porto.. https://t.co/QeJOvRr42O
— Footy News (@footynew247) February 17, 2020