Winning IFFHS Best Goalkeeper Award for five consecutive times is a great achievement itself, Yes we are talking about Iker Casillas Fernandez, but this is not the only achievement the Spanish goalkeeper have claimed with Spain National Footbal team and the Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But where Iker Casillas stands today? Will he be able to reclaim his position at Santiago Bernabeu? A Real Madrid supporter might always look on the pitch for the goal keeper who have appeared more than 600 times for the Spanish giants. It was the first friendly for Real Madrid on 21 July 2013 and the name of Iker Casillas was not in the players list issued by new manager Carlo Ancelotti. The 32 year old was dropped by previous manager Jose Mourinho for a La Liga match against Malaga on 22 December 2012, and since then he hasn't appeared in the starting squad for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid signed Diego Lopez on 25 January 2013 and after his great performance at for the Spanish giants he made his place easily. Diego Lopez performance was also an important factor which didn't let Iker Casillas claim his spot even after the great saves he made for Spain National team in Confederation Cup.
Lets see the statistic for Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas for the season 2013/2013 in La Liga for Real Madrid.
Thanks to Squawka for the statistics.
Iker Casillas Diego Lopez
Appearances 19 16
Clean Sheets 8 2
Avg. Goals Conceded 0.89 1.25
Avg. Saves Per Game 1.58 2.81 Avg. Saves Per Goal 1.76 2.37
Viewing the facts and decent performances by Diego Lopez it seems that Iker Casillas will still have to struggle alot to make his place.
Share your thoughts with us how you think Iker Casillas will get his place back at Real Madrid.