There has been talk about Iker Casillas potentially running against current Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales in the next set of elections, and it is something that would delight MARCA’s readers.
The legendary goalkeeper captained Spain to their two European Championships in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 World Cup.
We at MARCA asked the question: “Would Casillas be a good president of the RFEF?”
Simply looking at the results, Casillas won 93 percent of the vote – a huge sign of confidence.
When the question asked how he would get on in an election battle with Rubiales, the percentage increased: “In a hypothetical duel between Casillas and Rubiales for the presidency of the RFEF, who would you like to see win?”
The results of this question saw Casillas achieve 94 percent of the votes, compared to Rubiales’ six percent.
Despite his Real Madrid past, Casillas is one of those players all fans can identify with, regardless of whatever team they support.
For that reason, the news of his possible candidacy for the presidency of the RFEF has received a great welcome, at least on the part of the fans.
It is not just the fans, though. David Aganzo, the president of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE), believes that Casillas would make a great president of the RFEF.
“As president of the players’ union, I like the presidents of the Federation to be footballers,” Aganzo told MARCA.
“Iker is a person that I’ve known for more than 30 years and who loves football, the same as Luis Rubiales.
“I also think that it’s good democratically that there’s more than one option for the presidency of the RFEF and whatever organisation.”