Alphonso Davies has been named the Canadian Men’s Player of the Year for 2018. At just 18 years old, Davies is the youngest ever recipient of the award as reported by Bundesliga.com.
Davies moved to Bavaria for training earlier in the month, but will not formally join the Bayern Munich roster until January.
Canadian national team coach John Herdman was proud of the prodigy and noted that Davies has lived up to the lofty standards that were set for him.
He has been a standout performer for club and country and that is just a consistent reality now for Alphonso Davies. For club, he picked up many an accolade, culminating with what looks like one of the biggest signings our country has ever seen.
Davies did most of his damage for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season as he was an MLS all-star, but also performed very well for the Canadian national team. Davies’ willingness to shift from wing to outside back when required has boosted his status as a team player per Herdman.
For Canada, every time he has been asked to take a responsibility and support the team, even playing out of position, he has shown his character. He’s just a humble guy who loves the game and will do whatever it takes to be successful.
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