FC Porto goalkeeper, Iker Casillas tonight became the first player to make an appearance in 20 different seasons of the Champions League.
The former Real Madrid shot-stopper who made his debut in the competition against Olympiakos on 15 September 1999. He became the first man to play two decades of top flight European football in Porto’s 1-1 draw against Schalke.
Record! Three-time winner Iker Casillas becomes the first player in history to play in 20 #UCL campaigns 👏
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 18, 2018
Casillas became the youngest goalkeeper ever to feature in the competition 20-years ago, aged 18 years and 177 days. A record which was only broken in October 2017 by Mile Svilar.
The World cup winner also holds the record for most appearances in the competition with 168 games played. A record he would be looking to extend when Porto host Galatasary in their next game.