February 09, 2011
Iker Casillas receives medal
Iker Casillas picked up the Community of Madrid award on behalf of all his teammates
The Spanish national team and head coach Vicente del Bosque were presented with the Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid as well as the Gran Cruz del 2 de mayo(2 May Great Cross) on Tuesday in recognition of their remarkable accomplishment in South Africa last season. Iker Casillas picked up the award on the team's behalf.
Community of Madrid President, Esperanza Aguirre was accompanied by VP and Advisor of Culture and Sports, Ignacio Gonzalez and President of the Spanish FA, Angel Maria Villar during the presentation.
"This is a collective award, not an individual one. I thank the president for this recognition. It is an honor and a pleasure to receive it on behalf of all my teammates. We must also thank the Community of Madrid for a wonderful celebration," stated Casillas.
Aguirre concluded by adding, "they deserve these awards because of their winning spirit, their faith in victory and their eagerness to improve every day. It is an honor to present the Great Cross and the Gold Medal. They do justice to your talent and your values, both of which we admire dearly."