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Iker Casillas

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Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper and currently works as a football commentator. Popularly dubbed "San Iker" ("Saint Iker") for his ability to produce spectacular saves, Casillas is widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. He is known for his athleticism, quick reactions and outstanding shot-stopping ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iker Casillas has received more than 8,683,122 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia. Iker Casillas is the 149th most popular soccer player (up from 154th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Spain (down from 301st in 2019) and the 12th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Iker Casillas is most famous for being a goalkeeper for the Spanish national team and Real Madrid.

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  • 88

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  • 12.10

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  • 3.43

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Among soccer players, Iker Casillas ranks 149 out of 16,880Before him are Carles Rexach, Luis Enrique, Rudi Völler, Kenny Dalglish, José Leandro Andrade, and Dennis Bergkamp. After him are Franck Ribéry, Giampiero Boniperti, Zizinho, Gunnar Gren, Felix Magath, and José Altafini.

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Among people born in 1981, Iker Casillas ranks 7Before him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Roger Federer, Britney Spears, Natalie Portman, Fernando Alonso, and Alicia Keys. After him are Samuel Eto'o, David Villa, Serena Williams, Beyoncé, Rami Malek, and Chris Evans.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 308 out of 2,932Before him are Wittiza (687), Eusebi Güell (1846), Hisham II (965), Prudentius (348), Niceto Alcalá-Zamora (1877), and Ildefons Cerdà (1815). After him are Sancho VII of Navarre (1154), Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (1029), Eduardo Martínez Somalo (1927), Ferdinand II of León (1137), Blanche II of Navarre (1424), and Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1453).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 12Before him are Xavi (1980), Carles Puyol (1978), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Telmo Zarra (1921), Carles Rexach (1947), and Luis Enrique (1970). After him are Sergio Ramos (1986), David Villa (1981), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Fernando Torres (1984), Javier Clemente (1950), and José Antonio Camacho (1955).

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