Alphonso Davies has been named the 2020 Canadian Player of the Year, a result that very few would be willing to argue. This is Davies’ second win in three seasons, which followed his record-setting year with Bayern Munich. The Vancouver Whitecaps prodigy has added another award in a year which he won five trophies with Die Roten.
This comes after Davies was named the 2019-20 Bundesliga Rookie of the Season and made the shortlist as a UEFA Team of the Year nominee. His achievements are almost impossible to believe when you consider he only earned first-team minutes this season after filling in holes in the team left by an injured back line.
How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/tYmsN9nLYa— Alphonso Davies (@AlphonsoDavies) October 9, 2020
This wonderkid is no doubt an inspiration to many young people around the world, with his encouraging story as a Ghanaian refugee to becoming one of the world’s best at just 20 years old. Not only that, he has put Canadian football on the map. It is no wonder why the left back earned the highest voting score in the award’s history.
“To see what Alphonso Davies has accomplished this year is awe inspiring for the next generation of players. His achievements have raised the flag in our sport higher than anyone else in our lifetime on the men’s side of the game and he has helped put this country as a football country on the world map.” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach.
Alphonso is an exceptional talent at a young age, with still plenty of time to develop his all-around game. He is phenomenal on the pitch, but the Canadian certainly has the ability to connect with people off the field as well. The Golden Boy finalist is certain to be an ambassador for the sport in Canada and will continue to represent his nation on the global stage. Whether you like his TikTok videos or not, it’s hard not to like a player with this much passion and skill.