Ex-Real Madrid Goalie Casillas To Retire From Football After Heart Attack

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas is reportedly planning to announce his retirement from football following his recent heart attack scare.
The 37-year-old World Cup winner intends to call time on his career at the end of the season as he does not want to feed uncertainty about his future, according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

And another Portuguese outlet ABC.es reports that the former Real Madrid goalie will be offered a role in the Porto technical team in order to keep him at the club. 

Casillas was hospitalised after collapsing with an acute myocardial infarction earlier this month. He was discharged five days later but hinted that he may have to call time on his career.

Upon leaving Porto hospital, Casillas told reporters: 

I don't know what my future holds but the most important thing is being here today. I'm feeling a lot better, I'll be resting for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months.

Porto are still fighting for the Primeira Liga title but have fallen two points behind rivals Benfica with one match still to play.

Casillas, who intends to announce his retirement after his sides final two matches, including a Portuguese Cup final against Sporting on Saturday May 25, won the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League, La Liga, and the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and made 885 appearances in club competitions. He also made 167 appearances for the Spanish national side.

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