Iker Casillas wins prestigious 2017 Golden Foot award in recognition of amazing career (photo)

Iker Casillas wins prestigious 2017 Golden Foot award in recognition of amazing career (photo)

- Iker Casillas beat 9 other players to win the 2017 Golden Foot award

- The award voted by fans recognizes a player's achievement in football

- Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo were also nominated

- The Real Madrid legend plays for Portuguese side FC Porto

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has won the prestigious 2017 Golden Foot award.

The 36-year-old beat off competition from a star-studded 10-man shortlist of players that included the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Luis Suarez, Manuel Neuer and Andrea Pirlo to win the award.

Only footballer who are 28-years-old and over and haven't won previously are eligible for the award.

Iker Casillas wins 2017 Golden Foot award (photo)

Casillas (left) won the award ahead of other footballers. Photo: Daily Mail

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The prize is decided by a public online poll for players who stand out for their great achievements in football.

The winner of the Golden Foot award leaves a permanent mould of their footprints or handprints on 'The Champions Promenade' on the seafront in Monaco.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Casillas, said he would love to remain in football when he retires.

He said: "I would like to do something related to the world of football, something that is getting closer and closer, having to hang up the gloves."

Casillas has become the second goalkeeper in a row to win the Golden Foot award after Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon won it last year.

The shot-stopper has won 13 major trophies during his long and successful career, including five La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns and the World Cup.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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