Iker Casillas

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Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. 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 7,057,930 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Iker Casillas is the 154th most popular soccer player (down from 93rd in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from Spain (down from 245th in 2019) and the 8th 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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Among soccer players, Iker Casillas ranks 154 out of 16,923Before him are József Bozsik, Saizo Saito, Aimé Jacquet, Kaká, Oldřich Nejedlý, and Edgar Davids. After him are Grzegorz Lato, Hiroaki Sato, René Higuita, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Helmut Rahn, and Kazu Naoki.

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Among people born in 1981, Iker Casillas ranks 5Before him are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Roger Federer, Natalie Portman, and Alicia Keys. After him are Britney Spears, Fernando Alonso, Samuel Eto'o, David Villa, Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, and Rami Malek.

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Among people born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 301 out of 2,595Before him are Jesús Franco (1930), Miguel López de Legazpi (1502), Alfonso II of Asturias (759), Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Gonzalo Pizarro (1510), and Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (1029). After him are Liuvigild (525), Martin I of Sicily (1374), John of Austria the Younger (1629), Juana Enríquez (1425), Niceto Alcalá-Zamora (1877), and Sigeric (370).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Iker Casillas ranks 8Before him are Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Quique Setién (1958), and Telmo Zarra (1921). After him are Carles Puyol (1978), Carles Rexach (1947), Xavi (1980), Joaquín Peiró (1936), Andrés Iniesta (1984), and Ernesto Valverde (1964).

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