César Navas

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César Navas
César González Navas 2017.jpg
César Navas with Rubin Kazan in 2017
Personal information
Full name César González Navas
Date of birth (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Móstoles, Spain
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rubin Kazan
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 38 (1)
2009–2015 Rubin Kazan 164 (3)
2015–2017 Rostov 52 (1)
2017– Rubin Kazan 6 (0)
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 21 October 2017.

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

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.

Club 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] He appeared in 28 games in his first year, as the team renewed their Russian Premier League supremacy.

On 12 July 2015, 35-year-old Navas signed a one-year contract with FC Rostov,[6] agreeing to an extension one year later.[7] On 9 June 2017, he left the Olimp-2.[8]

On 31 August 2017, Rubin Kazan announced the return of Navas.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 May 2017[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B[11] 1999–2000 Segunda División B 33 1 - - - 33 1
2000–01 13 0 - - - 13 0
2001–02 31 0 - - 6 0 37 0
2002–03 31 1 - - - 31 1
Total 108 2 - - - - 6 0 114 2
Málaga B[11] 2003–04 Segunda División 36 1 - - - 36 1
2004–05 15 0 - - - 15 0
Total 51 1 - - - - - - 51 1
Málaga[11] 2004–05 La Liga 21 1 2 0 - - 23 1
2005–06 28 2 0 0 - - 28 2
2006–07 Segunda División 14 1 2 0 - - 16 1
Total 63 4 4 0 - - - - 67 4
Gimnàstic (loan)[11] 2006–07 La Liga 19 2 0 0 19 2
Racing Santander[11] 2007–08 La Liga 19 0 3 0 22 0
2008–09 19 1 1 0 6 0 26 1
Total 38 1 4 0 6 0 - - 48 1
Rubin Kazan[12] 2009 Russian Premier League 28 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 35 0
2010 29 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 39 1
2011–12 35 1 3 0 9 0 - 47 1
2012–13 21 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 30 0
2013–14 29 1 1 0 12 1 - 42 1
2014–15 22 0 2 0 - - 24 0
Total 164 3 8 0 42 1 3 0 217 4
Rostov[12] 2015–16 Russian Premier League 28 0 0 0 - - 28 0
2016–17 24 1 2 0 14 0 - 40 1
Total 52 1 2 0 14 0 - - 68 1
Rubin Kazan 2017–18 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 495 14 18 0 62 0 9 0 584 14

Honours[edit]

Rubin Kazan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amoroso devuelve el gol y la victoria al Málaga (Amoroso returns Málaga to scoring and winning ways); El País, 13 December 2004 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Ipswich await Navas injury news; BBC Sport, 25 July 2007
  3. ^ El Racing se refuerza con César Navas (Racing bolster with César Navas); El Periódico de Aragón, 31 August 2007 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ César Navas se va al Rubin Kazan (César Navas goes to Rubin Kazan); Marca, 25 February 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ "Навас стал игроком Ростова" [Navas is a Rostov player] (in Russian). FC Rostov. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Сесар Навас: Это были два чудесных сезона! [Cesar Navas: I had two wonderful seasons!] (in Russian). FC Rostov. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Добро пожаловать домой, Цезарь!" [Welcome home, César!] (in Russian). Rubin Kazan. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "César Navas". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "César Navas: César González Navas". BDFutbol. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Gonzalez Navas Cesar (Cesar Navas)". Russian Premier League. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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