Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican professional football player.

Keilor Antonio Navas Gamboa, professionally known as Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican professional football player. He plays as a goalkeeper for the French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Costa Rica national team. He joined PSG on last day of the transfer-deadline in September 2019. He started his football career from Costa Rican club Saprissa and has later played for Albacete, Levante, and Real Madrid. He was one of the key players in the Real Madrid squad that won historical 3 consecutive Champions League titles. He made his senior international debut for the national team in 2008. He is the first Costa Rican and the first goalkeeper to win Player of the Year at the 2014 CONCACAF Awards.

He has over 8.7 million followers on his Instagram.


What is Keylor Navas Famous For?

  • Won 3 Champions League titles, 4 FIFA Club World Cup titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup titles, 1 La Liga title, and 1 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid.
  • The first Costa Rican and the first goalkeeper to win Player of the Year at the 2014 CONCACAF Awards.


Where was Keylor Navas Born?

Keylor Navas was born on 15 December 1986. His birth name is Keilor Antonio Navas Gamboa. His birth place is in Perez Zeledon in Costa Rica. He holds Costa Rican nationality. He was born to a father, Freddy Navas, and a mother, Sandra Gamboa. His religion is Christian. He obtained Spanish citizenship in 2014. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

He joined the youth system of Costa Rican club, Deportivo Saprissa in 1995. He was promoted to the Club’s first team in 2005.


Deportivo Saprissa

He made his professional debut against Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita on 6 November 2005.

He was the first-choice goalkeeper in his final two seasons with the club.

Primera Division de Costa Rica: 2005–06, 2006–07, Invierno 2007, Verano 2008, Invierno 2008, Verano 2010

CONCACAF Champions’ Cup: 2005

2005 FIFA Club World Championship: 3rd place



He signed with Albacete Balompie of the Segunda Division in Spain in July 2010.

He appeared in 36 games in his first season at the club.

The club finished in the last position and suffered relegation.


Albacete loaned him to the Spanish club, Levante for the 2011-12 campaign.

He made his club debut against Athletic Bilbao on 13 May 2012.

Levante made his move permanent signing a 3-year deal with Navas in July 2012.

He became the first-choice goalkeeper for Levante in the 2013-14 season.

He won the La Liga Best Goalkeeper in 2014.

He finished the 2013-14 season as the best goalkeeper with the most saves (267).


Real Madrid

Spanish giants, Real Madrid triggered Navas’ 10 million buyout clause in August 2014.

Real Madrid then signed a 6-year contract with the club.

He made his Real Madrid debut against Elche on 23 September 2014.

He was a back-up goalkeeper to Iker Casillas in his first season at Real Madrid.

Following Casillas’s departure, he became the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

The club agreed to transfer Navas to Manchester United in part-exchange for David de Gea on 31 August 2015, but the deal collapsed because the documents were not submitted to FIFA before the Spanish transfer deadline.

Remaining at the club, he achieved several glories with the club including 3 Champions League titles, 1 La Liga titles, and 4 FIFA Club World Cup titles.

Following the Thibaut Courtois’s arrival at the club, Navas became the backup goalkeeper for the club. He was made the first-choice goalkeeper for the UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey fixtures of the club.

He finished his 5 seasons stint at Real Madrid with 162 appearances in all competition.

La Liga: 2016–17

Supercopa de España: 2017

UEFA Champions League: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2017

FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018


Paris Saint-Germain

Navas joined the French club Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year contract on 2 September 2019.

International Career

He represented Costa Rica U17 national team at the 2003 FIFA U17 World Championship.

He was called up for the senior national team in August 2006, but he did not get the chance to appear.

He made his senior international debut against Suriname in the third round of qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on 11 October 2008.

He represented Costa Rica in CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments in 2009 and 2011.

He missed the 2013 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup due to injuries.

He represented the national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

He made his World Cup debut in a 3-1 group stage win against Uruguay.

He helped the club to reach the quarterfinals, where they lost to the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.

He finished the 2010 World Cup with 3 clean sheets from 5 matches.

He was one of the three nominees for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove Award, which he lost to Manuel Neuer of Germany.

He later represented Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup, where Costa Rica departed from the group stage.

As of August 2019, he has already earned 86 caps for Costa Rica.

UNCAF Nations Cup runner-up:2009


Individual Honors

CONCACAF Gold Cup Best Goalkeeper: 2009

CONCACAF Gold Cup All-Tournament Team: 2009

La Liga Player of the Month: March 2014

LFP Awards Best Goalkeeper: 2013–14

CONCACAF Men’s Player of the Year: 2014, 2017

FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2018

FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2015, 2016, 2017

Trofeo EFE: 2016

CONCACAF Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018

CONCACAF Best XI: 2016, 2017, 2018

Facebook FA La Liga Best Goalkeeper: 2016

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18

UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season: 2017–18

Ibero-American Community Trophy: 2017


Is Keylor Navas Married?

Keylor Navas is a married man. He is married to Andrea Salas. The couple got married on 21 June 2015. The couple has a son, Mateo, born in April 2014.

What are Keylor Navas Body Measurements?

Keylor Navas stands at a height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 172 lbs i.e. 78 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.

What is Keylor Navas Net Worth?

Keylor Navas earns from his professional football career as a goalkeeper. He has played for Spanish giants Real Madrid winning numerous titles for the club. He signed with French league-winners PSG in September 2019. His net worth is estimated at $13 million.

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