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December 7, 2011

Remember when I said Iker’s book, Iker Casillas – La Humildad del Campeón, was worth buying just for the baby pictures of Iker?  Well, here’s proof.

Little Iker used to be so chubby!  My favorites have to be the one of him holding baby Unai (there are lots more later on in the book of Iker and Unai), and the one with a mustache!  Who knew that 20-some years later, his mustache would still be the center of attention?  We also see that the baby photo Iker once posted on his Facebook and asked us to guess who it was was in fact him.

The book is 304 pages long, in full color, with photos on practically ever page.  There are two prologues and 10 chapters, as follows:

Prologue I: Florentino Pérez.

Prologue II: Peter Schmeichel.

Chapter 1: Real Madrid, his only team.

Chapter 2: Four Ligas and one Copa.

Chapter 3: The Champions League, love at first sight.

Chapter 4: From Wembley to Wembley.

Chapter 5: How he plays.

Chapter 6: How others see him (includes the words of Fernando Hierro, Zubi, Aragonés, VDB, Silvino, Xabi and Xavi, among others).

Chapter 7: The XI of my life.

Chapter 8: Iker without gloves.

Chapter 9: His foundation, the most caring and humane side of him.

Chapter 10: Golden records.

The unamadridista critique: this book is fantastic, and again worth buying just for the photos alone (so, you don’t have to understand Spanish to enjoy it). 

30 Comments leave one →
  1. noviana noor aisyiah permalink
    December 7, 2011 10:25

    i think it’s not available in Indonesia 😥 😥

  2. aayush neupane permalink
    December 7, 2011 10:53

    How much does the book cost?

    • unamadridista permalink*
      December 9, 2011 09:16

      Around 20 euros.

  3. Mariam permalink
    December 7, 2011 11:03

    I wonder it they plan on selling it on amazon.. I hope so 😦 would suck if they only sell it in Spain..

  4. December 7, 2011 11:11

    Hey Una. Could you tell us the difference between the general edition and the special one? Which one did you get? Thanks so much!!!

    • unamadridista permalink*
      December 9, 2011 09:17

      The luxury edition is hardcover, has a dust jacket and includes six pullout pages, while the general edition is softcover.

  5. yvette permalink
    December 7, 2011 11:36

    ohhh, i want!

  6. Daniela Dittrich permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:14

    Ahw ❤ The Pics! Little Iker is so adorable! ❤
    Hm :/ But I can't buy it in the onlineshops where I normally buy foreign books …

  7. superfan permalink
    December 7, 2011 13:33

    If only I can understand Spanish better!!!!!!! I’m sure the photos make it worth buying but it’s better to be able to read and understand the book. Haha. 😀 Thank you for sharing these photos!

  8. Marie permalink
    December 7, 2011 13:44

    Eee! Adorable. Thanks for sharing them 🙂

  9. Menny permalink
    December 7, 2011 14:28

    Is there a place to buy it outside of Spain? The Real Madrid Shop only seems to take orders for delivery in Spain.

  10. Happy permalink
    December 7, 2011 14:34

    I definitely agree!!! This book is worth to buy just because of the Iker’s pic, how adorable little Iker is!!!! I wish there is book of little Pipita, Marcelo and Ramos later!!!!!

  11. December 7, 2011 14:36

    thanks for the infor and this little snippet of the photos, adorbs!

    *runs to check if it can be shipped to my country*

  12. Jennifer permalink
    December 7, 2011 15:00

    Omg the mustache. *dead* This is so adorable!! I’d already asked for this as one of my Christmas presents, so I’m glad to see that it’s going to be worth every penny! (Unlike a certain other book by a certain other Spanish goalkeeper KOFFPEPEKOFF. Too bad you can’t return books on the grounds of “this was in-fucking-comprehensible”.)

  13. December 7, 2011 15:36

    Guess I know what my souvenir from Madrid will be… I want it so bad!

  14. black widow permalink
    December 7, 2011 15:47

    it’s on order and on it’s way from spain to canada as i type. SO! EXCITED! this sneak peek is making me squeal!!!

    for those who want it and don’t live in spain, the real madrid online store does not have it yet (and as of sunday, still had no idea when it would be arriving), so i went to … yes, the site is entirely in spanish, but with common sense (it functions exactly like the english site) and the help of google translate, i was able to order it there and have it sent overseas for the total cost of about 33 euros. money well spent!

  15. Ally permalink
    December 7, 2011 16:26

    awwww… cute pictures! 😀

    please, una, will you share some interesting/funny/emotional anecdotes/other pics from the book with us when you find them?

  16. Greta permalink
    December 7, 2011 18:18

    Hey una! Great blog, I LOVE it an check it every day!
    Do you know if there will there be any translated version of Iker’s book? If so, I would wait for it, you know… :/
    Thanks ❤

    • unamadridista permalink*
      December 9, 2011 09:19

      I doubt it, they didn’t do anything with Raúl, Cristiano or Zidane’s books.

      • Greta permalink
        December 24, 2011 19:06

        A well, I doubted it, too… Thanks for the answer anyway! 🙂

  17. Alyssa permalink
    December 7, 2011 19:42


  18. mar permalink
    December 7, 2011 23:58

    love the picture of him holding Unai! (i guess every big brother/sister in the world owns one like this with his/her baby brother/sister)

  19. Stella permalink
    December 8, 2011 10:53

    Ooo! I want this book, hope he translate it … No wait hope he let somebody else translate to english. I dont like to read his googletranslation.

    It is alot about Unai to? That is even more perfect.

  20. jessica permalink
    December 8, 2011 18:21

    awww where can i get my hand on this book!

  21. GinaM permalink
    December 8, 2011 18:38

    I would love to read the english version of his book.

    I always wonder how did he get the time to write this book?

    • unamadridista permalink*
      December 9, 2011 09:21

      Iker didn’t write the book, Enrique Ortego did.

      • GinaM permalink
        December 11, 2011 21:42

        lol I should have known that.

        thanks for answering me 🙂

  22. Sunny permalink
    December 10, 2011 03:53

    That moustache in the bottom right picture is so cute.

  23. Aron permalink
    January 4, 2012 01:32

    where can i buy this book

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