The football world has rallied around legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning.
Porto revealed that the 37-year-old had been hospitalised following emergency surgery after suffering the heart attack during Wednesday’s training session.
The Portuguese club later released a statement saying Casillas “is doing well, he’s stable and his heart problem has been resolved.”
News of Casillas’ heart attack quickly spread, with many of the Spaniard’s former team-mates and opponents expressing their well wishes.
Casillas is one of the most decorated players of his generation, having won Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with Spain, as well as the 2010 World Cup.
Casillas who spent 16-years with Real Madrid won five La Liga titles in addition to three
Champions League crowns during his era at Santiago Bernabau.
Casillas later left his boyhood club to join Porto in 2015, where he has now spent four seasons.
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By Olukayode Oniwinde