“A winner whose hard work is based on humility”

He has won everything there is to win, both for Real Madrid and for Spain. He was a key player in his country’s victories in the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and was one of the Spanish heroes in the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010. FIFA, UEFA, the fans…but, above all, his fantastic saves, honoured him with the title of the world’s best goalkeeper for five years running.

infinitefootball:

Remember when Julio Cesar paid a tribute to Iker Casillas after winning the Confederations Cup with Brazil in 2013. After he received the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament, he dedicated the award to Spain’s goalkeeper saying: “I know Iker has had a bad season and I wanted to wear his shirt while receiving my award to pay a tribute and show my respects to the amazing goalkeeper.”
Julio Cesar retires from international football after 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

infinitefootball:

Remember when Julio Cesar paid a tribute to Iker Casillas after winning the Confederations Cup with Brazil in 2013. After he received the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament, he dedicated the award to Spain’s goalkeeper saying: “I know Iker has had a bad season and I wanted to wear his shirt while receiving my award to pay a tribute and show my respects to the amazing goalkeeper.”

Julio Cesar retires from international football after 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

"Standing with your team when they win, means nothing.
Standing with your team when they lose, means everything."
every football fan ever (via kat2107)

moonriver10310219:

Xabi Alonso(2003—2014)

再见,龙哥!!!

"We have the good luck of being able to play football, do what we love, and the chance to make thousands and thousands of people happy who are depending on us."

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antogriezmnn:

There goes a legend... it as an honor to watch you play, Guaje.

Iker Casillas throws his boots into the crowd after the Australia match

Iker Casillas throws his boots into the crowd after the Australia match

The seventh instalment of The Green Soccer Journal coincides with the 2014 World Cup, which this year takes place in football’s spiritual homeland – Brazil. With this in mind, the team at The Green Soccer Journal have set out to showcase some of those individuals who have written themselves into their nation’s history books at the most revered and prestigious tournament on the planet. The Green Soccer shoot with World Cup-winner and Spanish goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas, to a fascinating Q&A offering an insight into the mind of Ivorian goal machine, Didier Drogba, Issue 7 is brimming with a plethora of exceptional footballing and stylistic talent.

"I have a friend who doesn’t get football. He always asks me, ‘Why are countries so proud of their football team? Especially when they score; it sounds like a third world war with all the cheering and yelling.’ I admit, it can be dangerous mixing football and nationalism together. Yet somehow, they go together perfectly. That feeling of pride when your country scores. There’s nothing better, my friend. Absolutely nothing."