Navas with FC Rostov in 2017
|Full name||César González Navas|
|Date of birth||14 February 1980|
|Place of birth||Móstoles, Spain|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1999–2003||Real Madrid B||108||(2)|
|2007||→ Gimnàstic (loan)||19||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
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, remaining in the Russian Premier League until his retirement.
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.
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; he subsequently joined Racing de Santander also in the top level, signing for two years.
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. He appeared in 28 games in his first year, as the team renewed their Russian Premier League supremacy.
- As of match played 6 December 2016
|Real Madrid B||1999–2000||Segunda División B||33||1||-||-||-||33||1|
|Málaga B||2003–04||Segunda División||36||1||-||-||-||36||1|
|Gimnàstic (loan)||2006–07||La Liga||19||2||0||0||–||–||19||2|
|Racing Santander||2007–08||La Liga||19||0||3||0||–||–||22||0|
|Rubin Kazan||2009||Russian Premier League||28||0||2||0||4||0||1||0||35||0|
|Rostov||2015–16||Russian Premier League||28||0||0||0||-||-||28||0|
- Rubin Kazan
- Amoroso devuelve el gol y la victoria al Málaga (Amoroso returns Málaga to scoring and winning ways); El País, 13 December 2004 (in Spanish)
- Ipswich await Navas injury news; BBC Sport, 25 July 2007
- El Racing se refuerza con César Navas (Racing bolster with César Navas); El Periódico de Aragón, 31 August 2007 (in Spanish)
- César Navas se va al Rubin Kazan (César Navas goes to Rubin Kazan); Marca, 25 February 2009 (in Spanish)
- César Navas se va al Rubin Kazan por dos millones (César Navas goes to Rubin Kazan for two million); Diario AS, 26 February 2009 (in Spanish)
- "Навас стал игроком Ростова" [Navas is a Rostov player] (in Russian). FC Rostov. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- "Сесар Навас продлил контракт с Ростовом" [César Navas has extended his contract with Rostov] (in Russian). FC Rostov. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- Сесар Навас: Это были два чудесных сезона! (in Russian). FC Rostov. 9 June 2017.
- "César Navas". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- "César Navas: César González Navas". BDFutbol. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- "Gonzalez Navas Cesar (Cesar Navas)". Russian Premier League. Retrieved 7 December 2016.