Who is Keylor Navas? - Biography & Profile 2022/23
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Who is Keylor Navas?
Keylor Navas is a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-French Germain Ligue 1 club. On 2Sep, 2019, Keylor Navas joined Paris Saint-Germain. Their number as a squad is 1. Keylor Navas is from Costa Rica and is 34 years of age at present (Date of Birth: 15/12/1986).
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Player Profile of Keylor Navas
Date of birth: Dec 15, 1986
Place of birth: San Isidro de El General
Height: 1.85 m
Citizenship: Costa Rica / Spain
Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
Career clean sheets: 148
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Background of Keylor Navas
Keylor Navas is an acclaimed professional footballer from Costa Rica. He is a goalkeeper and currently represents the national squad of Costa Rica and the celebrated Spanish football club Real Madrid. Keylor kicked off his professional career with the Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa. He represented the club for two seasons following which he was contracted by the Spanish club Albacete Balompie. His impressive performance enabled him to graduate to the Primera Division, popularly called ‘La Liga’—the 1st division association football system in Spain. He played his debut La Liga match for Levante UD against Athletic Bilbao.
After playing for Levante UD in two successive seasons, he signed up to represent Real Madrid. He found a place in the Costa Rican youth football squad when the Central American nation qualified for the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship organized in Finland. He was included in the Costa Rica men’s national team for the first time when he was 20, for playing friendlies in Europe. He has represented Costa Rica at two CONCACAF Gold Cups and the 2014 World Cup.
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Club Career of Keylor Navas
2019 – Now Paris Saint-Germain
2019 – Now Costa Rica
2014 – 2019 Real Madrid
2018 – 2019 Costa Rica
2008 – 2018 Costa Rica
2011 – 2014 Levante UD
2010 – 2011 Albacete Balompié
2005 – 2010 Saprissa
National Team Experience of Keylor Navas
Keylor Navas made it to the Costa Rican squad for the 2003 FIFA under-17 World Championship held in Finland.
He was first included in the Costa Rica national team for playing friendlies against Switzerland and Austria in Europe in August 2006.
He was seen in action on the field for the first time on behalf of the Costa Rican national squad in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Surinam in 2008 on 11th October. He was part of the national squad that was drawn up for two CONCACAF Gold Cup championships.
His efforts, to a great extent, enabled Los Ticos to qualify for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup competition. He again helped the national team reach the quarter-finals in 2011 but had to opt out in the 2013 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup editions owing to injuries.
Awards of Keylor Navas
1x Footballer Of The Year
4x FIFA Club World Cup Winner
3x Champions League Winner
2x French Champion
1x Spanish Champion
3x UEFA Supercup Winner
2x French Cup Winner
1x Spanish Super Cup Winner
1x French League Cup Winner
1x Concacaf Champions Cup Winner
2x Costa Rican Champion Verano
2x Costa Rican Champion Invierno
2x French Super Cup Winner
Personal Life of Keylor Navas
As Keylor said in his interview with the Spanish radio station, his family was religious, even though he was engaged in religion late when he was 19. According to Navas, every religion should be value, and every person has the right to decide how to live.
The goalkeeper plays before a match. He goes to church twice a week; he sees his future wife there. According to the goalkeeper, considering his exceptional performance and determination, the Spanish media underrated him.
"If things don't go well for me, it's when the man with the blank page takes out his pen and starts writing." Nevertheless, it's reassuring to the player that his club and the people around it love him.