Raúl Rodríguez Navas

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Raúl Navas
FC Salzburg gegen Real Sociedad San Sebastian (22. Februar 2018, EL Sechzehntelfinale) 43.jpg
Personal information
Full name Raúl Rodríguez Navas
Date of birth (1988-05-11) 11 May 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 22
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Sevilla C 46 (1)
2009 Sevilla B 2 (0)
2009–2010 Valladolid B 35 (4)
2010–2011 Valladolid 4 (0)
2011–2012 Celta B 23 (2)
2011 Celta 0 (0)
2012–2014 Eibar 73 (5)
2014– Real Sociedad 66 (1)
2014–2015Eibar (loan) 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2019

Raúl Rodríguez Navas (born 11 May 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Seville, Andalusia, Navas played youth football with local Sevilla FC, making his senior debut in 2007–08 season with the C-team, in Tercera División. On 30 May 2009 he played his first professional match, appearing with the reserves in a 0–4 Segunda División home loss against CD Tenerife and also being sent off.[1]

Navas signed with Real Valladolid in July 2009, initially being assigned to the B-side.[2] On 16 May 2010, the day the Castile and León club certified its relegation, he made his La Liga debut, starting in a 0–4 away defeat to champions FC Barcelona;[3] in his second year, he appeared in a further official games with the first team, being released in August 2011.[4]

In the following years, Navas competed in Segunda División B, with Celta de Vigo B and SD Eibar.[5] He achieved two consecutive promotions with the latter, in 2013 and in 2014.

On 12 July 2014, Navas signed a one-year deal with Real Sociedad, being immediately loaned back to Eibar.[6] He was also utilized in the latter's top level debut on 24 August, starting in a 1–0 home win against his parent club.[7]

Navas scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 8 December, netting the third in a 5–2 home routing of UD Almería.[8] On 3 June 2015, the Txuri-urdin activated a clause in his contract and extended his link until 2018;[9] he missed the entire season, due to a pubalgia ailment.[10][11]


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