4. Keylor Navas
Real Madrid and Costa Rica shot-stopper Keylor Navas will be entering what could be his final World Cup as a player. At 31-years-old, Navas has a wealth of experience at both club and international level which will surely help stand his side in good stead.
As well as possessing so much vital experience on the pitch, it’s Navas’ experiences off the field which have been the most influential over in his life.
Speaking with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Navas said, “My faith is the most important thing. I believe that, the moment I had a very personal relationship with God and I really knew what his Word said, it was not about religion. It was about knowing that what the Bible tells us is what He has left us.”
Football careers come and they go. They are short lived and players must do all they can do seize the moment. Despite playing for one of the greatest clubs on the planet in Real Madrid, Navas is still assured that his faith is the most important thing to him.
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