Alphonso Davies played his last game with the Vancouver Whitecaps on October 28th, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers. He finally traveled to Munich to join FC Bayern on Tuesday. In the meantime, he visited his hometown of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. As documented by the Edmonton Sun, Davies simply wanted to be a normal seventeen year-old. And what do seventeen year-olds do at the end of October? They go trick or treating!
I just wanted to be home with my family and to hang out with my friends. It was good. My friends made me feel like a 17-year-old, especially the night I went trick or treating with them to get candy.
One of my friends dressed up as a sumo wrestler. The rest of us dressed up as his trainers. We hit quite a few houses. We had a big bag for the candy and it filled up pretty quickly. They liked our idea so they gave us more candy
Even though Davies has made a name for himself in Canada, only one family, who had children his age, recognized him. He didn’t make any public appearances or hold any press conference. The only thing he did was make a surprise visit to his junior high school. He didn’t want any attention. He simply wanted to spend his eighteenth birthday, and the days leading up to it, with his family and friends.
Davies had to wait until he turned eighteen to join Bayern. He also spent a time at national team camp, training with Canada in St. Kitts and Nevis this weekend. He flew from there straight to Munich Tuesday to join the team. Now he’s looking forward to practice and adjusting to his new home:
For the first few weeks I don’t expect much to happen. I’m just going to go over and get my feet wet. I think three or four weeks with the team before the Christmas break will be really helpful.