- Iker Casillas forgot to place a bet for his father which was worth £1million
- Casillas Snr. correctly predicted a list of 14 fixtures correctly in the 1980's
Legend has it that legendary goalie Iker Casillas has owed his dad £1million (N394m) since the age of seven.
It goes that one week 1980's, Casillas Snr. trawled through a fixture list and picked out 14 teams he believed would be victorious in an accumulator bet.
Then he gave the slip to young Iker.
However, the young Casillas did not place the bet as like every other child of seven or eight of that year, he must have been playing football.
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Iker forgot to put the bet on and you can guess what happened next…
All 14 of Casillas senior’s predictions proved to be correct and that was how the family were not suddenly £1m richer.
Things would get better though as a decade later, Iker signed a professional contract with Real Madrid and money was never an issue again.
Lesson learnt: Never tell your seven year old child to place your bets.