Alphonso Davies, who drew worldwide attention when leading Bayern Munich fill the trophy case in a spectacular 2020, has been named Canadian Best Football Player of the Year 2020.
The 20-year-old from Edmonton also won the honor in 2018, then the youngest-ever recipient of the men’s award at age 18. In 2016 and 2017, he became Canada’s U-17 Player of the Year.
He was the seventh to vote for Borussia’s Dortmund-starter Erling Haaland’s Golden Boy reward. This annual prize is given to the best young European player by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
And he was nominated for the UEFA Year Squad and Defender of the Year,
Davies had 33 matches and scored two goals and six assists during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons from January to October 2020. In February, July, August as well as FC Bayern’s Player of the Month, Bundesliga’s Rookie of the Month in May he was selected Canada Soccer’s Player of the Month.
Davies supported Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga trophies Champions League, the DFB Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the DFL-Supercup in 2020. He was Canada’s first man to win the trophy of the Champions League.
In a then-MLS record $22 million move, the young Canadian international joined Bayern in the Vancouver Whitecaps. The deal was made in July 2018, but Davies completed the MLS season in January 2019.
In April, he signed an extension of the deal with Bayern which would hold him up until June 2025 with the German Champions.
With five goals and seven assists, Davies earned 17 headlines for Canada. With 3,1 million followers and 2,9 million on TikTok, he has drawn major social networks from the pitch. Instagram and Twitter’s 233,000.
This year Davies was a former refugee, who used his platforms and his global image for raising awareness of refugees and fundraising to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.