César Navas

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César Navas
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Navas with FC Rostov in 2015
Personal information
Full name César González Navas
Date of birth (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Móstoles, Spain
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 44
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Real Madrid B 108 (2)
2003–2005 Málaga B 51 (1)
2004–2007 Málaga 63 (4)
2007 Gimnàstic (loan) 19 (2)
2007–2009 Racing Santander 37 (1)
2009–2015 Rubin Kazan 164 (3)
2015– Rostov 34 (1)
National team
1997 Spain U17 6 (0)
1998–1999 Spain U18 5 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2016.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Navas.

César González Navas (born 14 February 1980) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Russian club FC Rostov as a central defender.

In his country he played professionally for Málaga B, Málaga, Gimnàstic and Racing de Santander, amassing La Liga totals of 106 games and six goals over the course of five seasons. In 2009 he signed for Rubin Kazan, going on to remain in the Russian Premier League until his retirement.

Football career[edit]

Born in Móstoles, Community of Madrid, Navas was brought through the ranks of hometown's Real Madrid, but only played with its B-team. He made his La Liga debuts in the 2004–05 season, going on to spend two years in the competition with Málaga CF: his first match was on 12 December 2004, as he featured the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win against Levante UD.[1]

In January 2007, Navas left Málaga and the second division and played for six months on loan with top flight strugglers (eventually relegated) Gimnàstic de Tarragona. After his return to Andalusia he had a trial with English club Ipswich Town, but an eventual deal fell through due to a metatarsal injury;[2] he subsequently joined Racing de Santander also in the top level, signing for two years.[3]

A habitual starter throughout the first half of the 2008–09 campaign, Navas was sold in late February 2009 to Russia's FC Rubin Kazan, on a three-year deal worth 2 million.[4][5]


Rubin Kazan


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