Among them is Valdés deciding to withdraw his team from a summer tournament in the Netherlands after deciding they were not getting enough rest between games, the disappointment that he didn't turn up for a barbecue organized for club coaches, and skipping media duties while on an away trip to Dortmund.
Although he had offers from several clubs in Spain to prolong his career, Valdés retired from professional football in August 2017; after remaining without a club for the first half of the 2017–18 season, he later confirmed his official retirement in January 2018.
Valdes was, without any doubt, world class before injury. He was (hope he still is) amazingly comfortable with the ball at his feet and hence could direct play from the back. Short range shot stopping goalkeepers tend to get a lot of plaudits, and that was not Valdes' greatest attributes (he was still very good at it).
On 4 August 2020, Casillas officially announced his retirement from professional football. In July, he was reported to have returned to Real Madrid to work as an advisor for Florentino Pérez.
While the goalkeeper, who has agreed a five-year deal with the Merengues, has an uncannily similar surname to the man he is replacing in Iker Casillas, he has taken a very different career path. UEFA.com finds out exactly who is Kiko Casilla.
Numbers don't lie: Casillas is the best Champions League goalkeeper of all time. Not only does Casillas now hold the all-time UEFA appearances record, he also has more Champions League titles (three) and clean sheets (57) than any other goalkeeper, and he also holds the competition's all-time wins record with 94.
The former goalkeeper has not played since he suffered a heart attack in training with FC Porto in May 2019. "This is the most important day and at the same time one of the most difficult of my sporting career, the time has come to say goodbye," Casillas wrote in a letter posted on Twitter.
Iker Casillas net worth and salary: Iker Casillas is a Spanish football player who has a net worth of $40 million. Iker Casillas is the goalkeeper and captain for both the Spanish national team and FC Porto.
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