Iker Casillas: More records, more championships.

Spain won the Euro 2012 by defeating Italy 4-0 in the final held at Kiev's Olympic Stadium. The Spanish players played a brilliant tournament and they are the first side in history to win the title a second time in a row. The squad featured five Real Madrid players. Arbeloa, Ramos and Alonso were starters in the final and played the entire match. Raul Albiol was on the bench. Casillas gave a solid performance throughout the championship. He is the best goalkeeper of the world.

Iker Casillas at Euro 2012
Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas is not an ordinary goalkeeper. But that was seen as a kid and ran around the ancient fields of Real Madrid sports city located in Castellana Street. The goalkeeper was growing at a rapid pace and now, 31 years old, has become a legend in the world of football. With the achievement of the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine, the captain of the Spanish team can boast of being the only player who has lifted to the sky: Eurocup, World Championship and Eurocup in a row.

He already did at the Ernst Happel in Vienna in 2008 and also touched the top of the world at Soccer City in Johannesburg in 2010. Iker Casillas turned to lift the title of European champions in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, to continue enlarging a career that is legendary. His performances have been key (penalties in the quarterfinals against Italy, saves against Robben in the World Cup final ...) so that the Spanish national team was able to accomplish these three titles. He has contributed with his humble work to make one of the best teams ever seen.

At the final of Kiev against Italy, Iker Casillas beat a record, again: Time unbeaten in European Championship finals. The record of a legendary goalkeeper, Dino Zoff, stayed in 494 minutes ... but yesterday Casillas established a better record. The Spanish goalkeeper started the match against the 'Azzurri' team with 420 minutes without conceding a goal (74 to Zoff). And Casillas finished the match leaving the new record in 510 minutes. Something only available to larger ones.

Against Italy, Casillas also increased another record. He returned to add one more game as captain. No one else has so many captaincies in the history of the European Championships; 11. After him, Didier Deschamps, Ruud Gullit and Paolo Maldini, all with 9. In addition, Iker matched two European players who have played more games with their national teams at Euro: Sepp Maier and Harald Schumacher. Furthermore, following the Euro 2012 final against Italy Casillas added the victory 100 with the Spanish team. There you have it.

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