Iker Casillas rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

Iker Casillas rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

- Iker Casillas was hospitalised on Wednesday, May 1 after suffering suspected heart attack during FC Porto training

- Casillas was taken urgently to CUF Hospital in Porto but local reports claim he is now out of danger

- The 2010 World Cup winner with Spain's La Roja is one of the most successful footballers of the modern game

Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack during training.

Fortunately, the Spain world cup winner's condition is said to have stabilised and is out of any imminent danger after being taken into care earlier in the day.

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According to Independent the veteran keeper was taken from the field feeling unwell during Porto training.

Maisfutebol, reports that Casillas underwent surgery but is now conscious and out of harm's way.

The Spaniard suffered a myocardial infarction and was subjected to cardiac catheterization — the insertion of a catheter into chamber or vessel of the heart.

Casillas started his career at Real Madrid in 1990 playing for the junior team.

He joined the senior team in 1997, made his debut the following season (1998).

The Spanish international has won two champions league and five La Liga titles.

Casillas name is in history books as the third captain after Franz Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps, to win the World Cup, the Champions League trophy and the European Championship trophy.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lionel Messi has set a new La Liga record after spearheading Barcelona’s defeat of Atletico Madrid defeat on Saturday, April 6, at Nou Camp.

According to Goal.com, the performance of the Argentine playmaker, who also doubles as captain ensured Iker Casillas’s previous record as La Liga star with most wins will no longer count.

However, the victory was a tough one for the Catalans as Atletico Madrid were difficult to break down, despite losing Diego Costa early in the contest due to a straight red card for foul language.

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