By Laura Alvarado – June 1, 2018. As published in The Costa Rica Star, June 19, 2018
Costa Rican goal keeper Keylor Navas, was recognized as the best athlete in the American continent by the AIPS-America (International Association of Sports Media).
Navas, who recently won his third consecutive European Champions League title with his team Real Madrid, received the award as the best male athlete in the 2017 season.
This recognition is awarded every year since 2011 to the best male and female athletes and the best team.
“Proudly Costa Rican, Keylor Navas was recognized by AIPS America as the best Athlete in America. Congratulations”, posted the Costa Rican Soccer Federation.
Navas received the award at the Complejo Gol, (Scotiabank Arena), in San Antonio de Belen from the hands of William Mora, president of the Costa Rican Sports Journalists and Announcers Circle.
The goal keeper is the most important player in the Costa Rica National Soccer Team as they head to the Russia World Cup 2018. This is the second World Cup for Navas, who actually received the offer from Real Madrid after his participation in the Brazil World Cup 2014.