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Keylor Navas has been one of the greatest goalkeepers of the last 10 years and yet it still feels like he’s underrated.

In our latest YouTube video, we looked into the Costa Rican goalkeeper and reacted to some of his greatest saves.

Navas started his professional career with Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa.

He graduated through their youth academy and made his first appearance in the Costa Rican Primera Division in the 2005-06 season.

The goalkeeper went on to spend five years in his native country, racking up 82 appearances in the process.


Having impressed in Costa Rica, Spanish second division side Albacete Balompie snatched him up in July 2010.

Despite his best efforts in goal, Albacete Balompie were relegated during his debut season and he would soon be picked up by Levante.

Navas spent the 2011-12 season on loan with Levante and they purchased him on a permanent deal ahead of the 2012-13 season.

Navas fully established himself as Levante’s number one in his final season with the club in 2013-14 and made 70 appearances for the club during his three-year stay.

The goalkeeper was propelled to worldwide stardom in 2014 as he played a starring role in Costa Rica’s incredible run at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

READ: How the criminally underrated Keylor Navas became ‘The Messiah’ of Paris

Despite being in the ‘Group of Death’ alongside England, Italy and Uruguay, Costa Rica qualified in first place from Group D.

They made it all the way to the Quarter Finals and were narrowly defeated by the Netherlands on penalties.

Real Madrid liked what they saw at the World Cup and they subsequently triggered his €10 million buyout clause.

Navas only needed one season to dislodge Iker Casillas as Madrid’s number one and the rest is history.

During his five-year stay in Madrid, Navas won 11 trophies, including three Champions League titles.

After the arrival of Thibaut Courtois in 2018, Navas ended up featuring less for Real Madrid and so he pushed for a move to PSG.

The 35-year-old is still playing his football in France today where he is currently in competition with Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The goalkeeper boasted an impressive 78.9% save ratio last season, which ranked him as the third best goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues.

We still think Keylor Navas has plenty left in the tank.


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