May 2 – Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training with his club Porto.
The 37-year-old is “stable” and remains under observation.
Casillas, regarded as one of Real Madrid’s greatest keepers, says he had “a big scare” but added that his “strength was intact”.
A Porto statement said he “suffered an acute myocardial infarction” on Wednesday morning. “The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto. Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem [is] solved,” it added.
Casillas made 725 appearances for Real during a 16-year career, helping them win three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles. He was also part of the Spain squad that won the 2010 World Cup and two successive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012.
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