Iker Casillas - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 8, 2022

Iker Casillas
Nick Name: Saint Iker
Profession: Football player
Best Known For: Real Madrid (football team)
Salary: $10 million
Net Worth: $40 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 20, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Iker Casillas Fernandez
Birth Place: Mostoles, Spain
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Jose Luis Casillas
Mother's Name: Maria del Carmen Fernandez Gonzalez
Siblings: 1

Unai Casillas Fernandez (younger brother)

High School: Picasso school
Ethnicity: Spanish
Nationality: Spanish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 20, 2016
Wife's Name: Sara Carbonero
Children: 2

Martin Casillas Carbonero (son:)
Lucas Casillas Carbonero (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 85 kg (187.39 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Iker Casillas?

Iker Casillas is a football player by profession and Spanish by nationality. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, having played for the Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team.

Iker Casillas – Age, Parents, Siblings

Iker Casillas’ birth took place on 20 May 1981 in Móstoles, Spain. He was born as Iker Casillas Fernández to father José Luis Casillas, a civil servant in the Ministry of Education, and mother María del Carmen Fernández González, a hairdresser.

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, seven years younger brother named Unai Casillas Fernandez.

The family is an avid football fan. His father had correctly predicted all 15 football results but Iker Casillas forgot to post his father's football predictions for the weekend. As a result, they missed out on an estimated €1.2 million (£1 million).

Source: Instagram (young Iker Casillas)

Education, Ethnicity

Information on his childhood and education is not scarce. However, it is known that he studied at Picasso school. His ethnicity is Spanish.

Iker Casillas – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Casillas was in a relationship with beauty pageant winner Eva González. They dated from 2004 to 2008.

After their breakup, he went on to date sports journalist Sara Carbonero in 2009. He welcomed his first child, a son with his girlfriend on 3 January 2014. Tjeu named him Martín Casillas Carbonero.

Iker Casillas got married to his fiancé on 20 March 2016. He and his wife announced their pregnancy in November 2015. Their second child, also a boy named Lucas Casillas Carbonero was born on June 2, 2016. The couple is married without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Source: The Samford Crimson (Iker Casillas, Sara Carbonero)

Iker Casillas – Career

His career as a footballer began at the age of 16 during the 1990–91 season with La Fábrica, Real Madrid's youth system. In the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League, he played against Olympiakos on 15 September 1999, making him the youngest goalkeeper at the time.

In the 2001–2010 season, he played with Real Madrid. On 14 February 2008, Casillas signed a contract extension with the club that will until 2017. The contract also has an automatic extension if he played 30 competitive matches during the final season of the contract and an additional buy-out clause of £113 million.

For several years, Iker Casillas was the first choice as Real Madrid’s goalkeeper. On  11 July 2015 Casillas signed with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Porto on a two-year deal with the option of a one-year extension. He is currently the captain of the team.

And on 2 April 2018, Casillas played his 1,000th match as a professional. In his professional career, he has played in the Euro Cup, and World Cup.

Iker Casillas had a sponsorship deal with Reebok since 2004 and in January 2012 he accepted a sponsorship deal with Adidas.

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Source: The Spokesman-Review (Iker Casillas)

Iker Casillas – Awards, Nominations

Iker Casillas has won five IFFHS Best Goalkeeper awards, among many others. He has won the FIFA Club World Cup, 2 Intercontinental Cups, and 2 UEFA Super Cups and has rightfully earned the titles 4 Supercopa de Espana titles, 2 Copa del Rey titles, 3 UEFA Champions League titles, and 5 La Liga titles.

Iker Casillas – Heart Attack

On 1 May 2019, Iker Casillas was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack during Porto's morning training session. After his condition was stabilized, he published a statement on Twitter himself on the same evening.

Iker Casillas – Net Worth, Salary

Casillas has a net worth of $40 Million and a salary of $10 Million. 

Iker Casillas – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Iker Casillas is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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