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We will take a look at the Top facts about Keylor Navas.

Since he was only 17 years old, he was a Costa Rican international, but it was in Spain that Keylor Navas broke through the ranks with

Levante

,One of the top facts about Keylor Navas is the fact that when he was 17 years old, he was also named Best Goalkeeper in the 2013-2014 La Liga season.

It was at the end of that season, during the Brazilian World Cup, that the football world discovered the potential of a goalkeeper, and that summer, Real Madrid decided to pounce.

Very soon, both in Spain and Europe, the stopper made his mark, leaving the UEFA Champions League with Los Merengues on three occasions. And he signed for

Paris Saint-Germain

to confidently wear the Rouge et Bleu jersey in the dying moments of Mercato 2019.

Navas was at Real for four years as their No 1 goalkeeper ever since Iker Casillas left for Porto in the summer of 2015.

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  • Full Name:

    Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa

  • Nike Name:

    Navas

  • Keylor Navas Date of Birth:

    15 December 1986

  • Keylor Navas Birth Place:

    Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

  • Keylor Navas Marital Status:

    Married

  • Keylor Navas Spouse:

    Andrea salas

  • Keylor Navas Ethnicity:

    Spanish Costa Rican

  • Keylor Navas Age:

    age 34

  • Keylor Navas Profession:

    Football Player

  • Keylor Navas Position:

    Goalkeeper

  • Keylor Navas Nationality:

    Costa Rican

  • Keylor Navas Height:

    1.85 m (6 feet and 1 inch)

  • Keylor Navas Weight:

    78 kg (172 lbs)

  • Keylor Navas Clubs:

    PSG (Current), Real Madrid (Former)

  • Keylor Navas Body Measurement:

    Athletic

  • Keylor Navas Net Worth:

    $13 million (estimated)

  • Keylor Navas Social Media:

     Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

  • Keylor Navas Eye Color:

    Drak Brown

  • Keylor Navas Hair Color:

    Black

  • Keylor Navas Source of Wealth:

    His Professional Football Career

  • Keylor Navas Sexual Orientation:

    Straight

  • Keylor Navas Religion:

    Christianity

  • Keylor Navas Horoscope: 

    Sagittarius

  • Keylor Navas Married Date:

    21 June 2015

Born on 15 December 1986, Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa, known as Keylor Navas, is a

Costa Rican

professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 club and the national team of Costa Rica.

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Navas and the second or maternal family name is Gamboa.

One of the top facts about Keylor Navas is that he was signed by Paris Saint-Germain, a French club, in 2019.

 

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Keylor Navas Early Life

Often considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, the best in CONCACAF's history, and one of the best in Latin America's history, Navas has also received multiple individual awards.

Between 2016 and 2018, he was named the

CONCACAF

Men's Goalkeeper of the Year for three consecutive years.

His 2017-18 season results won him the 2017-18 UEFA Club Football Award for best UEFA goalkeeper, and he was also included in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season.

One of the

 top facts about Keylor Navas

 is that he has played for Costa Rica over 90 times. He has represented the country in two CONCACAF Gold Cups and the FIFA World Cup 2014 and 2018 editions.

He was a part of the national team of Costa Rica that made it to the semi-finals of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where he was named best goalkeeper.

Navas later joined Real Madrid for 10 million euros in 2014. With Real Madrid, he captured a total of twelve titles, including one La Liga title as the first-choice goalkeeper and three consecutive UEFA

Champions League

titles. He was signed by Paris Saint-Germain, a French club, in 2019.

Keylor Navas Career

The first club that Keylor Navas played for was Saprissa and now we want to talk about it.

Saprissa

Born in San Isidro de El General, in a Primera league match against Asociación Deportiva Carmelita, Navas made his professional debut with Deportivo Saprissa on 6 November 2005. In his two final seasons with the club, winning six national championships and the 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup, he was the first-choice keeper.

Albacete

In July 2010, exactly 20 years after countryman Luis Conejo, who held the same spot, Navas signed with Albacete Balompié of the Segunda División in Spain. During his first season, he appeared in 36 games out of 42, but his team suffered relegation after finishing in the last place.

Levante

Navas entered La Liga in the 2011-12 campaign, having been loaned for a year to Levante UD. He made his competition debut in the last round on 13 May 2012, playing in a 3-0 home win against

Athletic Bilbao

that secured the club's first-ever UEFA Europa League qualification.

He joined the Valencian club in July of that year on a three-year deal.

Navas was the first-choice goalkeeper for Levante in the 2013-14 season, despite initially being back-up to Gustavo Munúa,one of the top facts about Keylor Navas is that he was nominated as the best goalkeeper in the league alongside Thibaut Courtois of

Atlético Madrid

and Willy Caballero of Málaga CF, continuing to win the award.

Navas giving directions to the defense of Real Madrid.

Gianluigi Buffon

believes don’t need David de Gea because they already have a great goalkeeper in Keylor Navas.

2014–15

Real Madrid initiated Navas' 10 million euro buyout clause on 3 August 2014 and agreed on a six-year deal with the club. His first competitive call-up was on August 12, sitting on the bench as Iker Casillas played in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium, in which Real Madrid won 2-0 against

Sevilla

.

In a 5-1 win over Elche at the Santiago Bernabéu, Navas was granted his debut for the club on 23 September. On 26 November, he was given his Champions League debut, preserving a clean sheet against Swiss side FC Basel in a 0-1 away win.

He was on the bench on 20 December as his team won the Club World Cup, beating Club Atlético San Lorenzo in Morocco in the final.

His performances for Levante in the previous La Liga season and Costa Rica in the 2014 World Cup led him to win the 2014 CONCACAF Awards as Player of the Year, earning the first Costa Rican and goalkeeper dual distinction to do so.

Navas inherited his number 1 jersey for the 2015–16 La Liga season with the departure of Casillas from Real Madrid.

2015–16

In exchange for David de Gea, Madrid decided to move Navas to

Manchester United

on 31 August 2015, but the deal failed because the paperwork had not been sent to FIFA before the Spanish transfer deadline.

In their home opener, Madrid thrashed Real Betis by a score of 5-0, with a fine effort by Navas making many saves and saving a penalty.

When the team won the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League,  he was a regular starter. Navas became the inaugural Costa Rican and Central American dual distinction to ever compete in the men's Champions League final and win it.

In the UEFA Champions League, he set a new record for Real Madrid by not conceding a single goal in his first 8 appearances; 6 of these were in the 2015–16 season. He also usurped Edwin van der Sar to hit second in the all-time list in clean sheets behind Jens Lehmann.

In the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League season, he was the most reliable keeper, conceding just 3 goals in 12 appearances and holding 9 clean sheets.

During the 2–0 second leg home game over Barcelona, Navas made his 100th appearance for Madrid.

2017–18

He started eleven games in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, as Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall Champions League title in the final, beating Liverpool 3-1.

In just 141 appearances, the win against Liverpool saw Navas claim his 100th victory for Madrid. In the Champions League, Navas delivered some fine performances, including a superb display against Bayern Munich in their second leg semi-final clash that helped Real Madrid qualify for the final.

During the game, he made 8 saves, his highest tally in a Champions League knock-out match. After the game, Bayern Munich executive Jupp Heynckes praised Navas as the reason for Real Madrid's qualification.

2018–19

With the much-anticipated arrival of Thibaut Courtois to compete for the number 1 goalkeeping spot, Navas' fifth season at Real Madrid began. Navas was picked to play in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup, despite Courtois' arrival, resulting in a 2-4 defeat to city rivals Atlético Madrid.

Navas then went on to start La Liga's opening game, retaining his first clean sheet of the season comfortably with a 2-0 victory over Getafe CF.

His results in the last campaign of the Champions League led him to be elected the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season, beating Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

In their 3-0 home victory over Leganés in the

Copa del Rey

, Navas made his 150th appearance in all competitions for Madrid on 9 January 2019. On 6 April 2019, Navas became Real Madrid's first non-Spanish goalkeeper ever to achieve 100 La Liga appearances.

Keylor Navas in Paris Saint-Germain

On 2 September 2019, on a four-year deal, Navas joined Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the inaugural Costa Rican to play for the men's side.

2019–20

12 days later, he made his Ligue 1 debut, holding a clean sheet against RC Strasbourg in a 1–0 home win. After beating Saint-Étienne in the Coupe de France final, Navas won his 20th career club trophy on 24 July 2020.

He held a clean sheet on 31 July and saved a spot-kick in the ensuing shoot-out as PSG beat Lyon 6-5 in the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue final on penalties. The win marked Navas' 15th European trophy, matching the record of Rafael Márquez as a CONCACAF player.

Navas started his 4th Champions League final on 23 August 2020, losing to Bayern Munich 1–0.0. With 5 clean sheets, Navas completed the European campaign, the second most after Manuel Neuer, despite having played 191 minutes less.

2020–21

With the Parisian club, Navas began his second season as one of the 7 club players to test positive for COVID-19. Due to the need for quarantine, he missed the clubs' first two games. Navas played his first game of the season on 16 September 2020, winning and holding a clean sheet against Metz.

UEFA named Navas as a candidate for the 2019–20 Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season award for the second time on 17 September.

Navas started in PSG's 0-3 away win over Nice on 20 September with a second consecutive clean sheet as well as many outstanding saves. Navas won the 2020 Trophée des Champions on 13 January 2021.

He became the CONCACAF player with the most European trophies with that victory, 16, surpassing former FC Barcelona and international Mexican defender Rafael Márquez.

 

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Keylor Navas Style of Play

Often ranked as one of the best goalkeepers in the world by some critics, and regarded as the best in CONCACAF's history by others in the sport, Navas is an aggressive keeper, known primarily for his agility, pace, and athleticism in goal, as well as his fast reflexes and excellent shot-stopping ability, allowing him to compensate for his relative lack of height.

For his decisive performances in important matches, he has also drawn attention in the media, and his knack for making tough and vital saves for his team in critical moments.

Navas was praised by former goalkeeper Manuel Almunia in 2017, describing him as "the prototype model" goalkeeper, also adding: "He's spectacular between the posts, he's brave, skilled and very agile." He holds his attention and he's intelligent as well... He deserves all the love that he gets for what he has done for me.

In 2020, compatriot Lester Morgan was mentioned by Navas as his goalkeeping hero.

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Keylor Navas Favourites

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  • Keylor Navas Favourite food:

    Home made Recipes, Italian

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Super hero:

    Superman

  • Keylor Navas Favouite srports:

    Football, Soccer,

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Footballers:

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Politician:

    Mariano Rajoy

  • Keylor Navas Favourite actor:

    Enrique Iglesias

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Actress:

    Elsa Pataky

  • Keylor Navas Favourite cell phone/Brand:

    Iphone

  • Keylor Navas Favourite colour:

    White

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Flower:

    Rose

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Time of Day:

    Evening, Morning

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Sports Team:

    Real Madrid

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Celebrity Baby Name:

    His son’s name

  • Keylor Navas Favorite Website:

    Twitter

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Digit:

    11

  • Keylor Navas Favourite Pet:

    Dog

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Who is Keylor Navas Wife?

One of the

top facts about Keylor Navas

is that he has been married to Andrea Salas, as the couple got married back in 2009 in a civil ceremony.

Before finally tying the knot, they dated for several years, since they come from the same neighborhood in Costa Rica.

Andrea Salas and Keylor Navas decided in June 2015 that it was time for a big wedding ceremony, which was attended by many guests. The wedding took place in San José, Costa Rica, with more than 250 special guests invited to share a happy moment with the couple.

Andrea Salas wore a beautiful white dress, as described by the famous wedding dress designer Micaela Oliveira, as the dress of "her dreams"

Andrea Salas, like her partner, Keylor Navas, was born in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica. Andrea Salas is Costa Rican by nationality. The faith of Andrea Salas is Christian, like that of her husband.

Since a young age, Andrea Salas has been working as a model and she was named Miss Hawaiian Tropic in 2006. 

Andrea Salas is also a businesswoman since she has a fitness center named Electro Body Center, her idea.

Sergio Ramos and his wife, Pilar Rubio, are both good friends with Keylor and Andrea. They follow each other on social media and Navas and Salas were even part of Ramos and Rubio wedding in 2019.

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Keylor Navas Family

Keylor Navas and Andrea Salas have two kids, but they share only one of them. Andrea Salas has a daughter from a previous relationship, Daniela Salas.

Andrea gave birth to Mateo Navas on February 28, 2014, after she was pregnant with Navas' child.

Keylor Navas Net Worth

Keylor Navas is a professional soccer player from Costa Rica who has a net worth of $13 million. In December 1986, Keylor Navas was born in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica. He is a goalkeeper who played for Saprissa throughout his youth career.

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