Skopje, Macedonia - August 8, 2017 Real Madrid's Keylor Navas celebrates winning the super cup final with the trophy REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
CAIRO – 18 December 2017: Real Madrid’s Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, won the 2017 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Player of the Year award after his contributions with Real Madrid and the Costa Rican national team.
Navas participated in Real Madrid’s historic season, winning the UEFA Champions League title, the Spanish League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Navas also led Costa Rica to qualify directly to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, placing second in the qualifiers behind Mexico.
Navas achieved the award for the second time in history, as he won it in 2014, and he was also the CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016.
American national team striker Alex Morgan was crowned the CONCACAF Female Player of the Year after she achieved the UEFA Women’s Champions League, French Division 1 Féminine and the Coupe de France Féminine with her team, Olympique Lyonnais.
Morgan, 28, won her third award, as she won the award before in 2013 and 2016.