Iker Casillas says he chose Porto because of coach Julen Lopetegui
Iker Casillas says he chose Porto because of coach Julen Lopetegui

Spanish football great Iker Casillas has admitted that his decision to sign with FC Porto was influenced by the prospect of working with the Portuguese team's Spanish head coach Julen Lopetegui, who used to coach the goalkeeper at Real Madrid's reserve side, Castilla.

Cristiano Ronaldo great, but Lionel Messi is greatest: Xavi Hernandez
Cristiano Ronaldo great, but Lionel Messi is greatest: Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez hailed Lionel Messi as the greatest ever player, while also stating his disappointment at the way his friend Iker Casillas left Real Madrid.

'Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to leave Real Madrid'
'Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to leave Real Madrid'

 Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas's agent Santos Marquez believes superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to sell his image rights to a company owned by Valencia president Peter Lim suggests that the Portuguese striker is set to leave the Spanish football giants.

Real Madrid replace Iker Casillas with Kiko Casilla
Real Madrid replace Iker Casillas with Kiko Casilla

Real Madrid moved to sign a replacement for departed captain Iker Casillas on Friday, agreeing a deal to buy Kiko Casilla from Espanyol for a reported six million euros ($6.5m, £4.2m).

Real Madrid must move past ''division'' of Iker Casillas exit: Rafa Benitez
Real Madrid must move past ''division'' of Iker Casillas exit: Rafa Benitez

The controversial departure of Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has created "division" at the Spanish giants and they must put it behind them as soon as possible, coach Rafa Benitez said on Friday.

Xavi slams Real Madrid for failing to give Iker Casillas much-deserved send-off
Xavi slams Real Madrid for failing to give Iker Casillas much-deserved send-off

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has hit out at Real Madrid for failing to give departing captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas the send-off he deserved before his switch to Porto.

Real Madrid chief denies Iker Casillas was pushed out
Real Madrid chief denies Iker Casillas was pushed out

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Monday the club did not pressurise the club`s iconic goalkeeper Iker Casillas to leave after 25 years with them for FC Porto.

Real Madrid fans urge president to quit over Iker Casillas exit
Real Madrid fans urge president to quit over Iker Casillas exit

Several hundred Real Madrid fans chanted for president Florentino Perez to resign at an official send-off for goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu stadium on Monday.

Real Madrid to give Iker Casillas official send-off after criticism
Real Madrid to give Iker Casillas official send-off after criticism

Real Madrid have decided to give departing goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas an official send-off later on Monday following criticism over the low-key nature of his tearful farewell news conference on Sunday.

Real Madrid president forced Iker Casillas out, parents tell paper
Real Madrid president forced Iker Casillas out, parents tell paper

Departing Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was forced out by club president Florentino Perez and is too good to play for a "third-tier" side like Porto, his parents were quoted as saying on Sunday.

Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid for FC Porto, says club
Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid for FC Porto, says club

Real Madrid have reached agreement with Portuguese side FC Porto for the transfer of goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, the Spanish club announced on Saturday.

Casillas joined Real`s youth academy in 1990 and has won 19 trophies during his 16 seasons as a professional.

Iker Casillas, the Spain hero Real Madrid let go
Iker Casillas, the Spain hero Real Madrid let go

Spain captain Iker Casillas spent a glorious quarter-century at Real Madrid but hit a rough patch in his last years at his boyhood club which sold him Saturday to FC Porto.

Fenerbahce say Robin van Persie deal done
Fenerbahce say Robin van Persie deal done

Turkish top flight club Fenerbahce said the transfer of Manchester United`s Robin van Persie is a done deal and the Dutch striker will arrive in Istanbul this weekend, reports said Sunday.

Iker Casillas poised to join Porto from Real Madrid: Reports
Iker Casillas poised to join Porto from Real Madrid: Reports

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas is on the verge of joining Portuguese side Porto after 16 seasons with the La Liga club he joined as a boy, it was widely reported in Spanish media on Wednesday.

Iker Casillas received offer from FC Porto: Report
Iker Casillas received offer from FC Porto: Report

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas has received an offer from Portuguese side FC Porto, Spanish sports daily Marca quoted his agent as saying on Tuesday.

Doubts over Sergio Ramos' future at Real Madrid
Doubts over Sergio Ramos' future at Real Madrid

The problems are mounting for Real Madrid as questions arise about the situation of Spanish central defender Sergio Ramos.

Lack of potency in attack hurting Spain
Lack of potency in attack hurting Spain

Lack of potency in attack is making it difficult for Spain to live up to the expectations set by winning the World Cup and two European Championships in the recent golden spell for the country.

Iker Casillas should play at Real Madrid: Father
Iker Casillas should play at Real Madrid: Father

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas' father believes his son should continue playing at Spanish club Real Madrid until he hangs up his boots, despite the club's interest in signing David De Gea.

Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid
Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid

Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas is close to putting an end to his 17-year career with Real Madrid.

Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque
Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque

Spain football team coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday that a possible signing of Rafael Benitez as the new head coach for Real Madrid would be a "good solution".