The accomplished goalkeeper Keylor Navas currently plays as a Goalkeeper for his current team Real Mardird and the Costa Rica national team. His a s sociation with rival Madrid brought imminence success for both him and the club. Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rican international Keylor Navas is regarded as Europe's best goalkeepers. He is considered as one of the most secure, active and frisky goalkeepers in CONCACAF. The footballer played 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup for his country.
Navas is a married man and has two children.
Early Life And Childhood Of Keylor Navas
Keylor Navas was born Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa in Perez Zeledon, San Jose, Costa Rica, on 15 December 1986. He was raised up in his hometown Perez Zeledon along with his family.
Navas belongs to multiple nationalities like Spanish and Costa Rican and regarding his ethnicity, he has a mixed ethnical background.
Navas started his early football career joining the Costa Rican sports club Deportivo Saprissa in the year 2005.
Keylor Navas' Professional Career
Keylor Navas kick-started his professional football journey playing for Deportivo Saprissa on 6 November 2005, in a league match against Asociación Deportiva Carmelita. He was chosen in his two final seasons with the club, where he won seven major titles that includes six national championships.
In July 2010, Navas signed a contract with Albacete Balompie. He only missed six-second division games out of 42 during the season. Navas reached La Liga where he was loaned to Levante UD for one year in the 2011–12 campaign. Navas played his first game for the club in the competition on 13 May 2012 against Athletic Bilbao.
Navas was also the part of the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Finland. He was invited to the full national team for the first time in August 2006 in order to play a friendly tournament in Europe against Austria and Switzerland, but he earned his first cap two years later.
After playing one of the vital roles for the club to win the Navas 2016–17 La Liga and the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, the accomplished goalkeeper won the Player of the Year for the second time at the 2017 CONCACAF Awards. During the 2017-18 Champions League, he also won third consecutive and 13th overall Champions League title with the club.
Navas played his first 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Uruguay which they won by 3-1. He delivered his greatest performance in the round of 16 matches against Greece. For which, he was also named a man of the match after a number of outstanding saves including one penalty shootout. Throughout the tournament, the footballer played all five matches and kept three clean sheets.
He was also in the 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He played all three group stage matches making 10 saves and conceding 5-goal.
Keylor Navas' Net Worth And Salary
Through his clubs' salary and endorsement deals with several world-renowned companies, Keylor Navas has collected a lot of money. But the exact amount of his net worth is still under review which according to some online sources is believed to be more than $2 million.
Navas currently plays as a goalkeeper for top flighted club Real Madrid where his annual salary is around £85,000 ($112,531.50).
Keylor Navas' Personal Life
Keylor Navas is a married man. He tied the knots with his girlfriend Andrea Salas on a Christmas day – the 25th of December 2009.
His wife Andrea is a model and was crowned Miss Hawaiian Tropic in 2006 also. She also worked as a model for several well-known magazines like SoHo. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Mateo Navas in March 2014. They have also a daughter named Daniela Navas Salas.
Navas often shares beautiful pictures of his wife and children on his Instagram account.
Navas is also quite popular on social media especially on Instagram with more than 7.2 million followers.
by anjana, 10 Jun, 2014