MIAMI – Just two days after being tabbed as the 2017 CONCACAF Male Player of the Year, Real Madrid and Costa Rica star Keylor Navas was named the CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year on Tuesday.
After United States international Tim Howard captured the honor the first three times it was awarded (2013-15), Navas has earned the accolade in each of the last two years
The 31-year-old was key in Costa Rica booking a ticket to next year’s FIFA World Cup, competing in seven CONCACAF Hexagonal matches in 2017 (does not include matches played in 2016) and conceding six goals. Navas earned winners’ medals with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, Spanish La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
Notably, in 2014, the former Saprissa standout was voted the CONCACAF Player of the Year, only for Howard to take home the Goalkeeper of the Year prize.
CONCACAF MALE GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
List of Honorees
2013: Tim Howard (Everton/England & USA)
2014: Tim Howard (Everton/England & USA)
2015: Tim Howard (Everton/England & USA)
2016: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid CF/Spain & Costa Rica)
2017: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid CF/Spain & Costa Rica)