World Cup winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffers heart attack during Porto training
Real Madrid legend, Iker Casillas, has suffered a heart attack while training with his club FC Porto in Portugal on Wednesday morning in preparation for their league encounter with Aves this weekend.
Portuguese radio station RTP,report that Casillas suffered a myocardial infarction – colloquially known as a heart attack. The 37-year-old World Cup winning goalkeeper, who won football’s greatest prize with Spain in 2010, was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Porto also confirmed the worrying news on Twitter, with the message: ‘Always together! Strength, Iker!’, along with an image of Casillas with fans at his unveiling after signing for the club.
The club posted an official statement on their website, which crashed due to the number of people wanting to read and gain an update on the legendary goalkeeper’s status.
The 167-time capped Spain international goalkeeper,Casillas moved to Porto in 2015 and helped them win the Portuguese league title last season. He remains their No 1 goalkeeper and played both legs of the Champions League quarter final defeat to Liverpool last month.
During his club career he has won the Champions League three times – with Real in 2000, 2002 and 2014. He also won five La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys.
Porto are currently second in the table in their bid to retain the title, two points behind Benfica with three games remaining as well as a cup final clash against Sporting Lisbon scheduled for May 25.