The sensational development of Bayern youngster Alfonso Davis has certainly not gone unnoticed in his native Canada. Unexpectedly, the lightning-fast man was selected for Canadian Footballer of the Year 2020.
Making a name for yourself as a footballer is not as easy in the Canadian ice hockey nation. With his rapid rise to become a regular player and top performer at FC Bayern, Davis managed to do just that. As a result, the New Year’s crowned footballer is also a strong draft horse for Canadian youth footballers, as national coach John Hardman knows: “To see what Alphonse Davis has achieved this year for the next generation of players Is a very big inspiration ”he confirms. Last summer, the 20-year-old went down in history as the first Canadian to win the Champions League. “His successes have hung a higher flag in our game than anyone else in our lives. He helped put our country on the world map as a football nation, ”the coach said happily.
“He is an ambassador for our sport in Canada and the world”
The award for Canada’s premier kicker is only logical for Hardman. “Alfonso was honored for his passion for the game and his sense of on-field, but also for his ability to socialize the region. He is a true ambassador for our sport in Canada and around the world, ”said the national coach. Bayern is a crowd favorite due to his ankle injury. But by mid-December, both Bayern fans and Canadians will be able to hit the ground again with their young football star.