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Footballer

Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈiker kaˈsiʎas ferˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish football goalkeeper who plays for and captains both La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. In 2008 he was the captain of the Spanish team that won their first European Championship in 44 years, the Spanish team that went on to win Spain's first World Cup and the 2012 European Championship.

Background

Casillas was born on 20 May 1981 in Móstoles, Community of Madrid to José Luis Casillas, a civil servant in the Ministry of Education, and María del Carmen Fernández González, a hairdresser. Both his parents had moved from their home of Navalacruz, Ávila. When Iker was a child, he lived for some years in the Basque Country, but he has always considered Madrid to be his hometown. Casillas has a brother, seven years younger, named Unai, who used to play as a central midfielder for CD Móstoles.

Career

Interests

  • Athletes

    Gianluigi Buffon

  • Music & Bands

    Hip hop

Connections

father:
José Luis Casillas - Spain

mother:
María del Carmen Fernández González - Spain

wife:
Sara Carbonero
Sara Carbonero - wife of Iker Casillas

Brother:
Unai Casillas - Spain
Unai Casillas - Brother of Iker Casillas