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Keylor Navas Named Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season

Keylor Navas has been named UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season for 2017/18.

The Real Madrid keeper picked up the award on stage in Monaco during the 2018/19 group stage draw. The accolade capped a memorable campaign for the 31-year-old, who played all but two games of Madrid’s third straight UEFA Champions League triumph. He had started the season with wins in the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup, and ended it between the posts with Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup.

Navas scooped up the Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season with 222 points – 25 more than nearest challenger Alisson and almost 200 more than Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Goalkeeper of the Season top ten

1 Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) – 222 points
2 Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Roma) – 197 points
3 Gianluigi Buffon (Paris/Juventus) – 92 points
4 Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 47 points
5 Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea, now Real Madrid) – 28 points
6 Ederson (Manchester City) – 26 points
7 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 18 points
8 Jan Oblak (Atlético) – 16 points
9 David de Gea (Manchester United) – 7 points
10 Sven Ulreich (Bayern) – 5 points

Navas’ season in numbers

Honours: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup

Individual accolades: UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season

Champions League Appearances: 11
Minutes: 990
Clean sheets: 2
Goals conceded: 13

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