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ESPN fails: Renowned scout somehow forgets that Alphonso Davies exists

A list of top 10 U-21 players, and they forgot to include someone who’s won the sextuple at 19. What a joke.

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Did someone forget this?
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If you’re a Bayern Munich fan on twitter, then maybe you follow ESPN FC. If so, then you probably had the displeasure to see this recent tweet by them, ranking some of the world’s best players who are 21 or younger. The usual suspects are all there — Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Ansu Fati, etc.

But wait! Where’s Alphonso Davies?

(I would mention Jamal Musiala too, but maybe it’s a bit too early for that conversation. No idea why Bellingham’s there though.)

Of course, anyone who follows these corporate footy accounts on twitter know that the people in charge of them haven’t the slightest clue about players outside of their tiny little bubble. If you’re not at the EPL top six or Real Madrid / Barcelona, then forget about it. How does Bukayo Saka or Vinicius Jr. get in but not Davies? Did people forget that he’s already won a sextuple?

Meanwhile, notice how three Borussia Dortmund players make the list. It’s not that BVB is popular, or that they deserve to be on it (at least Sancho and Haaland do) but it’s to bait followers of the big clubs who are drooling over the prospect of adding them to their rosters.

It’s quite funny but a bit sad as well. Let’s just give the list the roasting it deserves in the comments. Also, what about a poll? Everyone loves those.


Where should Alphonso Davies rank on this list?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Top 3
    (786 votes)
  • 38%
    Top 5
    (637 votes)
  • 11%
    Bottom 5
    (183 votes)
  • 2%
    Shouldn’t be on it
    (45 votes)
1651 votes total Vote Now

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