Iker Casillas sets Spanish football record with 952 minutes without conceding a goal
Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, despite not being the first choice keeper this season, has broke a Spanish football record after going 952 minutes without conceding a goal, topping former Atletico Madrid keeper, Abel Resino’s mark of 924 minutes set in 1990-91.
In the 91st minute Wednesday evening’s Champions League tie against Schalke, Casillas’ former teammate, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored in the 91st minute to break the 32-year-old’s run that has been going since November 2013, but will go down in history adding yet another notch in the belt of Casillas’ storied career.
In a completely different record, Resino’s record in La Liga still stands at 1275 minutes without conceding a goal (but conceded a goal in the Copa del Rey at the 924 minute mark), something that doesn’t look to be beaten by Casillas, as he no longer plays La Liga matches.
In what has been a year of highs and lows, Casillas can take solace in the fact that, at least in one category, he is the best Spanish goalkeeper of all-time.