NEWS
Thursday August 8 2019
Iker Casillas registered for Porto league matches

Iker Casillas has been registered by FC Porto to play in the Portuguese league this season despite suffering a heart attack in May.

At the start of May, the 38-year-old fell ill during training with Porto and was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery,.

Whilst that was a success and Casillas was discharged five days later, it had appeared unlikely that he would return to first-team football but he has since recuperated for two months and returned to training in July, while he is also taking up a coaching role at the club this campaign.

Porto have already confirmed they want the Spaniard’s ‘long term’ future at the club and have already made him an offer to carry on after a theoretical retirement, although the details of that have not yet been disclosed.

Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Madrid before joining Porto in 2015, and he has now been registered for the upcoming season, as reported by El Mundo Deportivo.

He won three Champions Leagues with the capital giants, as well as two European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja.

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