Spanish midfielder Jesus Navas
Jesus Navas is a football player from Spain, playing for the English Manchester City. Most recently, he turned 31 years old, so you can safely say that his career is nearing sunset. Jesús Navas acts as a right winger, but can also play deeper on the right flank.
Jesus Navas was born on November 21, 1985 in Spain - there he began to play sports seriously. He began his journey in the tiny club “Los Palacios”, the youth academy of which he placed in childhood. But when he was 15, he was spotted by one of the largest clubs in Spain, Sevilla. As a result, he passed the review and moved to a new academy, where he already had much more impressive prospects. In 2003, when Jesus Navas reached his majority, he signed a professional contract with the club, but unfortunately, success did not come to him immediately.
Game for Sevilla
Jesus Navas is a football player who was not considered a young genius, so he spent his first year in professional football in the duplicate of Sevilla.Only eight times in the whole season he was called to the main team, but then the amount of playing practice he began to gradually increase. In the 04/05 season, he often came off the bench, playing a total of 27 matches and scoring his first two goals. And from next season, Navas has already become the player of the base. Almost all of his professional football career, he spent in his own club - ten seasons, Jesus played for Seville. During this time, he played 388 matches, scored 34 goals and gave 77 assists. Together with Sevilla, he won two Spanish Cups, as well as two second most important European teams (after the Champions League) UEFA Cup. Ten years later, in 2013, the 28-year-old football player came to the conclusion that it was time for him to change the situation and throw himself a new challenge. As a result, for 20 million euros, he moved to the ambitious English project "Manchester City".
Go to Manchester City
Newly-appeared Manchester City midfielder Jesus Navas immediately got a place in the starting lineup and in the first season he played 48 matches, scoring six goals and giving 13 assists. It was this season that turned out to be the most successful during the football player’s stay in the English club - in the following seasons, he played just as often, but did not differ in particular performance.For three years at the club, he spent 145 matches, scored eight goals and gave 34 assists. In the current season, with the arrival of Josep Guardiola, Navas began to receive much less playing time - at the moment he played only 19 matches, and almost all of them came off the bench, and added to his own account only three successful passes. His contract with the club will expire in the coming summer, so that this winter Navas will be looking for a new club, since no one plans to extend the agreement with him.
Performances for the national team
In Spain, the midfielder made his debut in November 2009 - from the moment he played 35 matches, scoring three goals and giving eight assists. His first major tournament was the 2010 World Championship, where he played in three games, including the winning final. At the 2012 European Championships, Navas played three more matches, scoring one goal - and added the European Champion trophy to his piggy bank. However, his last match for the national team took place in March 2014 - from that moment Jesus did not call in the national team.