Raúl Rodríguez Navas
|Full name||Raúl Rodríguez Navas|
|Date of birth||11 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Seville, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2014–2015||→ Eibar (loan)||29||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017
Born in Seville, Andalusia, Navas played youth football with local Sevilla FC, making his senior debuts 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.
In July 2009, Navas signed with Real Valladolid, initially being assigned to the B-side. 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; in his second year, he appeared in a further official games with the first team, being released in August 2011.
On 12 July 2014, Navas signed a one-year deal with Real Sociedad, being immediately loaned back to Eibar. 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.
Navas scored his first goal in the main category on 8 December, netting the third in a 5–2 home routing of UD Almería. On 3 June 2015, the Txuri-urdin activated a clause in his contract and extended his link until 2018; he missed the entire season, due to a pubalgia ailment.
- Paseo del Tenerife por Sevilla (Tenerife went sightseeing in Sevilla); Marca, 30 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Néstor, Raúl Navas y Carlos Delgado fichan por el Promesas (Néstor, Raúl Navas and Carlos Delgado sign for Promesas); Aupa Pucela, 18 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Barcelona 4–0 Valladolid Archived 2013-12-23 at the Wayback Machine.; ESPN FC, 16 May 2010
- Raúl Navas, libre (Raúl Navas, free); Real Valladolid, 10 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- El Eibar ficha al central Raúl Rodríguez Navas (Eibar sign stopper Raúl Rodríguez Navas); El Correo, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Raúl Navas ficha por la Real y se marcha cedido a la SD Eibar (Raúl Navas signs for Real and goes on loan to Eibar); Real Sociedad, 12 July 2014 (in Spanish)
- Lara seals dream start for Eibar; ESPN FC, 24 August 2014
- Eibar 5–2 Almeria; ESPN FC, 8 December 2014
- La Real Sociedad renueva a Raúl Navas hasta 2018 (Real Sociedad renews Raúl Navas until 2018); El Diario Vasco, 3 June 2015 (in Spanish)
- Raúl Navas: “Era la única solución que me daban” (Raúl Navas: “It was the only solution they provided”); Mundo Deportivo, 31 May 2016 (in Spanish)
- Raúl Navas marca y olvida el calvario de 14 meses lesionado (Raúl Navas scores and forgets about 14-month injury ordeal); Diario AS, 6 August 2016 (in Spanish)