Alphonso Davies, Bayern win UEFA Champions League final

Alphonso Davies is the first Canadian to win the men’s Final of UEFA Champions League after his club FC Bayern Munich won 1:0 over Paris Saint-Germain […]

Alphonso Davies is the first Canadian to win the men’s Final of UEFA Champions League after his club FC Bayern Munich won 1:0 over Paris Saint-Germain FC. The young fullback from Edmonton, Alberta started eight matches in a row en route to the 2020 Final in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday 23 August.

Davies, 19 years old, has been a member of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team since 2017 and a member of the Canadian youth program since he was 13 years old in 2014. He was Canada Soccer’s Player of the Year in 2018 and the Postmedia Canadian Male Athlete of the Year that same season.

“We are all very proud of what Alphonso Davies has accomplished in 2020 and how he has raised the profile for our game globally in 2020,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “He is a humble person who has come up through the Canadian system and shown that young Canadians can develop in this country and then head into the top levels of European football and win in the biggest club competition. For any young player that wears a Davies shirt and dreams of being that player one day, that dream doesn’t seem that far away.”

In Germany, Davies has won back-to-back Bundesliga and German Cup titles in 2018-19 and 2019-20. He had a breakout season in 2019-20, winning the league’s Rookie of the Season award after playing 29 matches and more than 2,000, scoring three goals and four assists. He also played five matches in the DFB-Pokal (one assist in the German Cup) and eight matches in UEFA Champions League (four assists).

Since the start of the year, Davies has been named Canada Soccer Player of the Month twice, FC Bayern Player of the Month once, and Bundesliga Rookie of the Month once. He set a Bundesliga record by posting the fastest speed in Bundesliga play at 36.5 km/h.

“Dreams do come true and I just want to say thank you to everyone supporting me from back home,” said Alphonso Davies, UEFA Champions League winner.

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