By Chris Wright
“82, 82, 82…246 toothpicks, total”
Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is Real Madrid’s answer to Rain Man, Iker Casillas put on a clinic of memory skills recently when challenged by club staff to recall scores and scorers from games (chosen at random) that he played in some 14-odd years ago.
By his own calculations, Casillas can vividly remember around 98% of the games he’s played in and once you consider the man has made over 700 appearances for Real over the years, yo begin to get a sense of his phenomenal powers of recollection.
The video that Real have slapped up on Youtube is entirely in Spanish and comes with some fairly godawful auto-translated English subtitles, so we recommend you check out the version of the club’s website which is captioned properly.
Poor old Fernando Hierro. He never stood a chance.