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Iker Casillas' move to FC Porto complete; tearful goodbye commences

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FC Porto have agreed a deal to sign 34-year old Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, it has been confirmed.

The Spanish goalkeeper has enjoyed a trophy-laden career at the Santiago Bernabeu, and has been with Real for an astounding 25 years.

Casillas at Real

Casillas signed for the Los Blancos youth academy in 1990, making his first senior appearance in 1999. A year after his first ever appearance for Madrid he was named in the UEFA champions League final starting XI, making him the youngest ever goalkeeper to start the final.

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Casillas also played a key role in Real's Champions League campaign in 2014, a season which saw him start only in European and Copa del Rey fixtures. The term before saw him become frustrated as manager Jose Mourinho dropped him as the Portuguese preferred Diego Lopez. Last season though Carlo Ancelotti restored him to first-choice keeper.

New challenge

On the International stage Casillas has been just as successful as at club level. The Spaniard, who made 162 appearances for his country, has won two European Championships and the World Cup trophy.

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Casillas will now embark on a new challenge in Portugal where he hopes to continue achieving success. One thing's for sure; it's a huge statement of intent from Porto.

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