01 October 2012
Against Deportivo la Coruña, Iker Casillas reached 300 league victories and has become the youngest player to reach this figure in the national competition. The Whites’ goalkeeper has won 300 matches at the age of 31 years, 4 months and 10 days, surpassing the former Real Madrid player Raúl, who did the same at the age of 31 years, 9 months and 16 days. Players who had previously already achieved the feat are Manolo Sanchís at the age of 34 years and 7 days and Zubizarreta at the age of 34 years, 5 months and 27 days. Also, this record makes him the third player in Real Madrid history to reach a triple-century of victories. Ahead of the Whites’ goalkeeper there are two Real Madrid legends, those mentioned above, Raúl and Sanchís with 327 wins and 312 wins respectively.
Iker Casillas got his first win at the Bernabéu against Espanyol at the age of 18 in the 16th match of the season, in a match that the Whites won 2-1. 14 seasons and 299 victories later Iker Casillas makes league history by becoming the youngest player to reach 300 wins in the national competition.
Casillas’ league record is spectacular and he is poised to break all records. Iker has played 463 games in which, except for one, he has started in them all, making him the player with the third most appearances for Real Madrid and the player with the most full matches played (458). The Whites’ captain’s record in those 463 matches is 300 wins, 81 draws and 82 defeats. His saves have been key to five Real Madrid league titles (2012, 2008, 2007, 2003 and 2001).
|IKER CASILLAS LEAGUE CAREER|
|Camiseta de Casillas en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Casillas en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|