Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his intention to run for the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) presidency.
The 38-year-old has not yet officially retired but said he had informed current side FC Porto of his decision and expressed his deepest gratitude to the club.
In his announcement on Twitter, Casillas said: “Yes, I will stand for presidency of the Spanish FA when elections are called. Together we will put our federation at the level of the best football in the world” read the tweet.
Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Real Madrid before joining Porto in 2015.
He won 3 Champions Leagues with the capital giants, as well as 2 European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja.
Casillas is now set to stand against current RFEF president Luis Rubiales when the election is held later this year.
By Ofhani Munyai