Iker Casillas set to quit active football after suffering heart attack

Iker Casillas set to quit active football after suffering heart attack

- Iker Casillas has been advised to quit active football after suffering a heart attack during FC Porto training on Wednesday, May 1

- Casillas is now in stable condition at CUF Hospital in Porto but a club doctor - Antonio Corbalan has issued a sad update if the hot-stopper decides to play on

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

FC Porto shot-stopper, Iker Casillas, is set to quit active football after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, May 1, during a training season with the Portuguese giants.

According to calciomercato.com report citing TVE, the Real Madrid legend, who is still under medical observation after emergency is not expected to play active football again.

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Speaking with the media on Casillas latest condition after coming of danger, one of Porto's doctors- Antonio Corbalan, disclosed that Casillas might not play again.

"With all of this, it is practically impossible to obtain sporting fitness. He can return to a normal life, but not to professional football,” the medical doctor warned.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 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.

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.

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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.

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