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Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is the most influential Canadian athlete in the world

Rise to stardom as fast as his run to stop Erling Haaland

FC Bayern München v Manchester United: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Alphonso Davies’ rise to the world stage was nothing short of incredible. From the streets in Vancouver to being one of the best left-backs of the world, suffice to say that Davies is a popular figure right now. In fact, he was named the most influential Canadian athlete in the world, beating out MMA fighter Georges-St. Pierre and Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers:

Some of Davies’ most memorable moments include a lung-busting run to stop an Erling Haaland (against Borussia Dortmund in the restarted 2019/20 season) that was through on goal and ending the career of then-FC Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo en route to an 8-2 thumping of the Catalans. Davies then became the first Canadian male international to win the Champions League after Bayern bested Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 Final. It got better because in the celebrations, Canadian rapper Drake followed Davies on Instagram. “Phonzy” has come a long way.

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