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Iker Casillas: Porto goalkeeper suffers heart attack

Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in hospital after suffering a heart attack at the club’s training center.

«Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during morning practice this Wednesday, at the PortoGaia Sports Formation and Training Centre, in Olival,» Porto said in a statement sent to CNN.

«The work session was promptly interrupted so that assistance could be given to the FC Porto goalkeeper, who is at this moment at the CUP Porto Hospital. Casillas is fine, stable and with his cardiac problem resolved.»

Iker Casillas

On Wednesday evening, Casillas tweeted «everything has been controlled» and thanked «everyone for the messages and affection», alongside a picture from his hospital bed.


A heart attack, or acute myocardial infarction, occurs when a part of the heart doesn’t receive enough blood.

Casillas won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and spent 16 seasons with La Liga giant Real Madrid, winning three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns. The 37-year-old moved to Porto in 2015 where he won the Portuguese title last season. 


After the accident, the news shown his status:

Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas says «everything is controlled» after he had a heart attack during training with his club Porto.

The 37-year-old is «stable» in hospital and remains under observation.

Casillas, regarded as one of Real Madrid’s greatest keepers, says he had «a big scare» but added that his «strength was intact».

«The work session was promptly interrupted to provide assistance to the Porto goalkeeper, who is currently at the Hospital CUF Porto. Casillas is well, stable and his heart problem [is] solved,» it added.

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