Bayern Munich’s Canadian football superstar/TikToker/YouTuber Alphonso Davies, is having quite the year for himself. So much so, that he has now been revealed as one of the twenty finalists for 2020’s Golden Boy award. Winning the treble wasn’t enough for the newly converted fullback, as Phonzie has his eyes set on yet another trophy this year.
Should he succeed as this year’s Golden Boy, he would become the second Bayern Munich player to ever receive this honor while at the club. The only other player to do so was Renato Sanches in 2016. Sanches’ award-winning performances, however, were under the banners of Benfica and Portugal respectively, but he was awarded the trophy after his transfer to Bavaria. Bayern Munich alum Mario Götze also received the honor in 2011, but was playing for Borussia Dortmund at the time.
Davies will have to compete against other Bundesliga competition to claim the prize as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Jason Sancho have also been named as finalists.
Incredibly enough, there is also another Canadian player still in the mix for this year’s award. Jonathan David, who recently joined LOSC Lille the summer transfer window, was also listed.
How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/tYmsN9nLYa— Alphonso Davies (@AlphonsoDavies) October 9, 2020
Being named to the top twenty is great and all, but does Davies stand a chance among such a qualified list? The answer is yes! Squawka listed him as the number one candidate back in September, and he should still be considered the favorite. Time will tell as the the winner will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Full List of Final 20 Nominees:
- Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
- Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton)
- Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
- Phil Foden (Manchester City)
- Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)
- Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
- Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus)
- Sergino Dest (Barcelona)
- Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg)
- Mitchel Bakker (PSG)
- Sandro Tonali (AC Milan)
- Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
- Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
- Vincinius Junior (Real Madrid)
- Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax)
- Jonathan David (Lille)