Spain’s World Cup winner and Real Madrid Legend, Iker Casillas, has announced his intention to run for president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) when elections are called later this year.
Casillas, who led Spain to unprecedented success as they won Euro 2008 and 2012 as well as the 2010 World Cup, suffered a heart attack in May while training with current club Porto, and has not played since. He returned to training in November.
“Yes, I’ll be running for RFEF President when elections are called,” the goalkeeper wrote on Twitter. here is iker’s tweet below
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
He has not played for Porto this season and the announcement all but confirms his retirement from professional football.
Current incumbent Luis Rubiales, who took over from Angel Maria Villar in May 2018 after the former Athletic Bilbao player had spent three decades at the helm, has a mandate that runs through until after Euro 2020.
Rubiales’s tenure has been notable for ups and downs.