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Navas collects third straight Male GK of the Year honor
Keylor Navas greets the fans after the Group E match against Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on June 27, 2018.
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MIAMI, Florida You could be forgiven for thinking that Keylor Navas is collecting Concacaf honors at the same rate as making saves in goal for the Costa Rican National Team and Real Madrid.

For the third straight year, the Tico stopper has been named Concacaf Male Goalkeeper of the Year. That is on top of the two Concacaf Male Player of the Year awards Navas earned in 2014 and again in 2017.

2018 proved another landmark year for Navas. While Costa Rica did not enjoy the same amount of success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as it had four years prior in Brazil, Navas still starred on football’s biggest stage.

The 32-year-old started all three of Costa Rica’s group stage matches and made 10 saves in total.

In 2018, Navas made 10 overall appearances with the Costa Rican National Team, playing a total of 845 minutes.

It was another fruitful season at the club level for Navas as well. For the third straight season, Navas won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, defeating Liverpool 3-1 in the Final.

In total, Navas appeared in 20 league matches with Real Madrid in 2018 with four clean sheets registered and nine UCL matches in 2018 and two clean sheets.

With the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup around the corner and Costa Rica assuredly in the mix for a title, one would not be surprised to see Navas stake a claim for another honor in 2019.

Male Goalkeeper of the Year | Keylor Navas
 
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