Iker Casillas officially announces his candidacy to chair the RFEF


Effect blow in Spanish football. Iker Casillas has confirmed what a loud rumor was and will appear in the 2020 elections to preside over the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Through social networks, the still goalkeeper (he has not referred to his retirement, but it is a vital step to be a candidate) has been confident of moving forward with his new goal and “putting the Federation at the height of the best football of the world: that of Spain. “

From Monday, February 17, Luis Rubiales already knows that he will have a tough opponent in the RFEF elections. The still president, who remains waiting for whether or not to advance the elections, must beat a Casillas who is close to hanging the gloves, after agreeing with several people relevant to football, and has already launched into the race to lead the Spanish Federation

“Yes, I will present myself to the Presidency of the RFEF when the elections are called,” confirmed the goalkeeper with more internationalities in Spain. Accompanied by a poster under the image “Iker Casillas 2020”, the goal of Porto (has not referred to its possible disengagement) has wanted to thank the president of the Portuguese club, since he told him his intention and gave him free To undertake this new project.

A race that is pending that the Superior Council of Sports (CSD) advances or not the elections. In the Olympic year, all federations pending elections must hold their votes after the sporting event, but Rubiales demanded this from the institution to prevent its opponents from gaining strength with a mechanism that former President Villar used in the past.

Now it must be the body that directs Irene Lozano who speaks and definitely the starting gun to an election in which will be one of the most important figures in the history of Spanish football. An Iker Casillas who “is already working with the utmost respect and decision” and hopes to be liked by at least 15% of the 139 assembly members (there is also pending an extension of 5 more by Rubiales) to be eligible .

With a “Go for it!”, Casillas has closed his ad and what could be his official retirement as a professional footballer. At the moment, the goalkeeper has not informed either of what faces his team will form to try to unseat Rubiales after two and a half years in office.