Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is planning to join the list of candidates to contest for the president’s post in the upcoming Spanish Football Federation elections. Also Read - Celebrations Erupt in Spain As Couples Kiss on Streets, Thousands Sing & Dance to Mark Lockdown End

According to reports in Spanish media on Wednesday, Casillas told the national sports council (CSD) of his intention to run in the upcoming RFEF elections. Also Read - Diego Maradona Case a 'Trial by Media', Says Defence Lawyer

Casillas “has made the decision to run” for the elections and has informed Irene Lozano, who as secretary of state for sport is president of the CSD. Also Read - Leipzig Beat Bremen 2-1 to Reach German Cup Final

The date of the election has not been decided. The AS newspaper, citing CSD sources, Casillas met Lozano and expressed an interest in running.

Casillas, 38, played 167 times for Spain, winning two Euros and one World Cup, and more than 700 games for Real Madrid, with whom he won the Champions League three times. He joined Porto in 2015.

Last April he suffered a heart attack during training and has not played since. His name has been linked with the RFEF presidency for some months.

Meanwhile, Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo said that “it was Casillas who requested the meeting” with Lozano. Current RFEF president Luis Rubiales is in perpetual conflict with Javier Tebas, the president of the Spanish league.