About Jesus Navas
Jesus Navas was born on 21 November 1985 in Los Palacios, Spain. He plays as a right-winger for Manchester City and the Spanish national team. Navas is renowned for his pace and dribbling ability.
Navas’ youth career began at local side Loc Palacios in 1998 before he joined Sevilla’s academy in 2000 at the age of 15. He made more than 30 appearances for the club’s B side before making his professional debut on 23 November 2003 in a La Liga match against Espanyol.
He won his first career trophies with Sevilla when the club won the 2006 UEFA Cup and the following UEFA Super Cup. The following season, Sevilla won the double, retaining their UEFA Cup title and winning the Copa del Rey as well as the Spanish Super Cup. His final trophy with the club was the 2010 Copa del Rey. Navas left the club in 2013 with 34 goals and 77 assists to his name.
Navas signed for Manchester City on 11 June 2013 for a fee of £14.9 million. He made his competitive debut for the club on 19 August in a 4-0 win against Newcastle. Navas scored a goal in the final of the 2013-14 League Cup, which Manchester City won 3-1. Later that season, Manchester City won the Premier League, Navas’ first domestic league title.
Earlier on in his career, Navas had turned down the opportunity to play for Spain due to his anxiety and chronic homesickness. After overcoming his condition, he finally made his debut for the national team on 14 November 2009 in a 5-1 win over Austria. He was part of the Spanish squads to win the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 and finish runner-up at the 2013 Confederations Cup. He was, however, left out of Spain’s 2014 World Cup squad.