Lights, camera, action! Is there any reason not to love Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies? There’s really no excuse for not being a fan of such a lovable and personable character with some amazing pace and ability on the football pitch. As if our beloved Phonzie wasn’t loved enough by the Bayern fan base, the Canadian international recently told ex-footballing legend turned pundit Gary Lineker that he wants to pursue acting during a Zoom interview (Bundesliga.com). I mean, hey, we 100% support this idea, Phonzie!
It’s no secret that Davies is an absolute whiz on his social media platforms. From making fun of his teammate’s goal celebrations, to becoming an online Zumba instructor for at home workouts during the coronavirus quarantine period, the Phonz has done it all and has provided us with some much needed laughter. Entertaining people, he said, is always something he’s genuinely enjoyed doing:
Football comes first, but I want to be an actor eventually. I like entertaining people, and TikTok gives me the platform to do so. It allows fans to not only see what I do on the field, but also to get to know my personality a bit more. And it passes the time during the corona crisis when we are all staying home.
Alphonso Davies gives a masterclass in football celebrations— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 25, 2020
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I don’t know about everyone else, but I would LOVE to see Davies make his very own short comedy film while still in quarantine and perhaps splice in clippings from some of his teammates from their respective quarantine locations outside of training. Maybe those Uli Hoeness wigs the squad used for his special retirement video could finally find another use in said film; just thinking outside of the box here.
We should also take this opportunity to congratulate Phonzie for defeating Asmir Begovic in the third round of the PES 2020 tournament over a two-legged tie. The first leg ended in a 0-0 draw while today’s encounter saw Davies win, 1-0. Davies, of course, played as Bayern while Begovic played as AC Milan. The tournament was set up to help raise money for the UN Refugee Agency’s COVID-19 appeal. The match-up between Davies and Begovic helped raise nearly €9,000 for the UNHCR.
Davies was very happy that he had the opportunity to promote money for a cause that’s near and dear to his heart, as he was a refugee himself born in Ghana before his family eventually moved to Canada:
I want to use my platform for causes that I care about. As a former refugee myself I am very grateful for the help my family received, and the opportunities this opened-up for me and where it has brought me. Right now, there are more than 70 million people around the world forced to flee their homes. These are people who – like my family – fled conflict to find safety, and now COVID-19 is putting them at further risk. I hope that whilst people are keeping themselves and their own families safe, they can also help support refugees who have lost everything.