Alphonso Davies

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Alphonso Davies
Davies with Bayern Munich in 2019
Personal information
Full name Alphonso Boyle Davies[1]
Date of birth (2000-11-02) November 2, 2000 (age 23)[1][2]
Place of birth Buduburam, Ghana
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Position(s) Left-back, winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 19
Youth career
Edmonton Internationals
Edmonton Strikers
2015–2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Whitecaps FC 2 11 (2)
2016–2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 65 (8)
2018–2019 Bayern Munich II 6 (0)
2019– Bayern Munich 115 (6)
National team
2016 Canada U17 12 (2)
2016 Canada U20 1 (0)
2017– Canada 42 (14)
Men's soccer
Representing  Canada
CONCACAF Nations League
Runner-up 2023
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:21, October 28, 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 13, 2023

Alphonso Boyle Davies (born November 2, 2000) is a Canadian professional footballer who plays as a left-back or winger for Bayern Munich and the Canadian national team. He has also played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC of the Major League Soccer (MLS) from 2016 until 2018.

During a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against French Guiana, he scored two goals. In doing this, he became the youngest player to score for the Canada. He also became the youngest player to score in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and was the first player that was born in the 2000s to have scored at a top international tournament.[4] He won the CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022.[5][6] Davies played for Canada at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored the first ever goal for Canada at a FIFA World Cup event in a 4-1 loss to Croatia.[7]

Davies is an ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020: Squad list" (PDF). FIFA. February 1, 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 5, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  2. Template:Canada Soccer player
  3. "Alphonso Davies". FC Bayern Munich. Archived from the original on April 25, 2022. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  4. "Canada's Davies a Gold Cup player to watch after stellar debut". The Sports Network. Retrieved September 6, 2023.
  5. "Davies wins Concacaf Men's Player of the Year Award". CONCACAF. Retrieved September 6, 2023.
  6. "Davies wins second Concacaf Men's Player of the Year Award". CONCACAF. Retrieved September 6, 2023.
  7. "Alphonso Davies Scores Canada's First Goal In FIFA Men's World Cup History". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  8. "Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies on his parents fleeing war and his efforts to help refugees". BBC Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2023.