2. Iker Casillas
The Real Madrid and Spain captain enjoyed his most successful season in his career to date, leading his club side to the Liga title, before captaining La Roja as they retained their European crown in Poland and Ukraine. Iker Casillas was fantastic all year for Madrid, but it was his performances for Spain at Euro 2012 that really stood out. The 31-year-old kept five clean sheets during the tournament, conceding just one goal (against Italy in their first match of the tournament), in 570 minutes of action. With 137 caps for the national side, Casillas is now the most-capped player ever for the Spanish national side, after surpassing Andoni Zubizarreta's record back in November. He also now holds the record for the most international clean sheets, and was also the first player to reach 100 international wins for his country, a figure he reached during Spain's successful Euro 2012 campaign.Moment of the Season - His outstanding save from Ivan Rakitic's header during the group stages at Euro 2012 as Croatia threatened to cause a massive upset with Spain struggling to create chances going forward.
Editor's view - "His performances for Real Madrid and Spain over the past year have cemented the 31-year-old as the finest goalkeeper in the world. Many people may be surprised to see him ahead of Lionel Messi in the list but who can argue with a player who was instrumental for club and country, winning La Liga and the Euros along the way?" - Luis Herrera - Deputy Editor for Goal.com Spain