It was his cathartic roar on hoisting aloft the trophy at UEFA EURO 2008 that signalled the end of 44 years of anguish for millions of Spanish football fans. He is, of course, Iker Casillas, Spain's goalkeeper and captain and the perfect embodiment of the talent, sacrifice and modesty that brought La Roja their glittering prize.
Casillas has been first-choice keeper for many years with the national team, which he has represented 89 times, appearing at two FIFA World Cups™ (Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006) and three UEFA European Championships (Belgium and Holland 2000, Portugal 2004 and Austria and Switzerland 2008). As a youth player, he picked up winner's medals at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Nigeria 1999 and the UEFA European U-16 Championship in 1997.
Now 27, the Real Madrid custodian is in his tenth season in the Spanish top flight and can count among his honours with the club, four leagues titles, two UEFA Champions Leagues, 3 Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Super Cup and one Intercontinental Cup. That is not to mention his many personal accolades, including the Zamora Trophy for conceding fewest goals in Spain last year, and the Bravo Trophy he picked up in 2000 as the best U-21 player in Europe.
So how would you like to have your questions answered by the iconic goalkeeper? FIFA.com is giving you the chance to practice your journalism and put your questions to the man himself. The La Roja skipper has agreed to an exclusive interview with FIFA.com in the coming days, but instead of us supplying the questions, we're giving you, the reader, this unique opportunity to do it for us.
Submitting your questions could not be simpler: just click on the 'Add your comment' button below and write your question. Then click on 'Send' and you will get confirmation that we have received them. In order to submit a question you need to be a member of the FIFA.com Club. Signing up is quick as well as free, so what are you waiting for?
In contrast to comments made in the "Have your say" section and after other FIFA.com news stories, your questions will not be immediately published on the site. Instead they will be compiled and our editors will be able to choose the best ones. These will then be put to the Spanish keeper in our exclusive interview, which will be published on the website in the coming weeks.
If you are fortunate enough to have your question selected, your username will appear in the published text on FIFA.com. Feel free to send us as many questions as you like, and hopefully one of yours will be chosen! If you are not among the lucky ones on this occasion, don't worry, there will be plenty of other opportunities to come.