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Reinaldo Marcelino Navia Amador, nicknamed Choro del Puerto or El Choro Navia , is a Chilean football striker who is currently unattached. He was a member of the national squad competing at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Navia came to Mexico in 2001, joining Tecos for the Spring season, and immediately started scoring, finishing the season with nine goals in 19 games. Navia would spend two years with Tecos, scoring 32 goals, before moving to Monarcas Morelia for the 2003 Clausura. Navia greatly impressed with Monarcas, scoring 26 goals over the Clausura and Apertura, before making another move, now to Club America. He scored 13 goals with America in the 2004 Clausura, but disappointed in the Apertura, scoring only two goals while fighting injury problems. Navia was than acquired by Monterrey from Club America at the end of Torneo Apertura 2005. After the 2006 Apertura, in which he scored 3 goals for the club, Navia was released and signed by San Luis at the start of the 2006 Clasura. In his lone season with San Luis, Navia scored six goals in twelve appearances. Mexican club Atlas signed the player immediately after the end of the 2006 Clasura in order to have his services for the 2007 Apertura.
In July 2008, Navia signed for a year contract with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito, to play in the National Tournament in Ecuador, Copa Sudamericana, and the FIFA Clubs World Cup. Liga's head coach believes that with playing with Liga he can regain a spot in the Chilean national team, and regain his goal scoring capabitly as well. As of February 2010, Navia is on trial with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer in the United States.
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