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Keylor Navas attends launch of biopic based on Madrid keeper

The Real Madrid goalkeeper took advantage of the Christmas holiday to attend the screening in Heredia in his native Costa Rica.

El portero costarricense del Real Madrid, Keylor Navas con su mujer Andrea Salas y la periodista Glennda Umaña en la presentación de su película biográfica "Hombre de fe" en 26 de diciembre de 2017 en el Centro de Eventos Pedregal, en Belén, provincia de
Alexander OtárolaEFE

Keylor Navas was the star attraction at the launch of the film based on his life in Heredia, Costa Rica where 2.000 people guests enjoyed the biopic directed by Dinga Haines.

"Hombre de fe" (Man of Faith) showcases the story of the goalkeeper's life from his humble upbringing in San Andrés de Pérez Zeledón to his move with San Jose based outfit Saprissa and traces his move to Spain playing with  Albacete, Levante and current side Real Madrid.

Keylor Navas is the first ever Costa Rican player to play for the Bernabeu side and regarded as a national hero in his homeland.

Real Madrid's, Keylor Navas
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Real Madrid's, Keylor NavasJuan Carlos HidalgoEFE

God is the protagonist

After the screening, the goalkeeper spoke to the audience with his wife Andrea Salas and paid tribute to those behind the film. The goalkeeper also commented on his religious beliefs which play a major role in the day-to-day life of the player.

"I want to thank God for making a dream come true, God changed my life", he added.

"Hombre de fe" was shot on location in Costa Rica and in Spain and the real Keylor makes cameo appearances (Colombian actor Matt Márquez plays the role of "adult" Keylor) along side Real Madrid first team coach Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Pérez.

The film opens today in Costa Rica and will get a European release at some point in 2018.


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