he’ll always be my number one
(the second, sixth and first most loved persons in Spain).
According to a survey by El Mundo’s Magazine, published in its Aug. 1 edition, Iker Casillas is the second most-loved person in the country, after Rafa Nadal. And due to Spain’s strong showing in the World Cup, several other footballers made the list as well: Andrés Iniesta is fourth, David Villa is fifth and Vicente del Bosque is seventh (the survey was taken from July 7-14, and around 11,ooo people participated).
Iker topped the list back in 2008, which was probably due to the Eurocopa effect (even the controversial Luis Aragonés placed 11th that year).
On the most hated list, Joan Laporta is the only football-related person who placed – he’s fourth.
People were asked to categorize the personalities in the following way: very loved, quite loved, somewhat loved, not very loved, not loved at all and I don’t know who that is.
For those people who chose to put Iker in the “very loved” category, there was – unsurprisingly – more women than men. He’s also very loved most by people in the 18-29 age range. Andrés Iniesta, meanwhile, is very loved more by men than women, while it was the opposite for David Villa. Vicente del Bosque has about an even split, and unsurprisingly as well, is most loved by people in the 45 to 64 age range. By the way, only 0.6% of the people surveyed didn’t know who Iker was, while that figure rises to 3% for Iniesta!!!