Nicolás Navarro (Argentine footballer)

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Nicolás Navarro
Personal information
Full name Nicolás Gastón Navarro
Date of birth (1985-03-25) 25 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 29
Youth career
Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Argentinos Juniors 22 (0)
2008–2010 Napoli 22 (0)
2009–2010 River Plate (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 Argentinos Juniors 23 (0)
2011- Kayserispor 29 (0)
2013- Tigre (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005 Argentina U-20 3 (0)
2008 Argentina Olympic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 19 April 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:38, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Nicolás Gastón Navarro (born 25 March 1985) is an Argentine football goalkeeper who plays for Tigre in the Argentine Primera División on loan from Kayserispor.



Navarro started his career with Argentinos Juniors in 2004. In 2007, he was sold to Italian Serie A side SSC Napoli for a fee of around 5 million US dollars, the biggest amount received by the Argentine club since Diego Maradona's transfer in 1981 (around 10 million of the same coin).[1]

On 20 August 2009, Navarro joined River Plate on loan from Napoli.[2] However, he played only 4 games in River. For the 2010–11 Argentine Primera División season, Navarro returned to Argentinos Juniors (defending champions of the Argentine league).[1][3][4][5]

National team[edit]

Navarro was part of the Argentina Under-20 squad that won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship title. He also won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He was not part of the original squad, but received the call-up to replace injured goalkeeper Oscar Ustari during the tournament.


Season Club Title
2005 Argentina Argentina Under-20 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2008 Argentina Argentina Olympic Gold Medal


  1. ^ a b Gabriela Bontempi (23 July 2010). "Nicolás Navarro es la cuarta incorporación" (in Spanish). Argentinos Pasión. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Napoli’s Nicolas Navarro Joins River Plate on Loan". 20 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mercado: El Nápoles le presta portero al campeón argentino" (in Spanish). 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Navarro vuelve a su primer hogar". TyC Sports (in Spanish). 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Napoli-Navarro risoluzione contratto". SSC Napoli (in Italian). 24 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

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