Canada could hail to be one of the most diverse countries on the planet. The rich cultural blend of global infusion can be seen in their food, environments, and landscape; now you can also see it in arguably the best soccer player Canada has ever produced. Alphonso Davies is fast becoming one of the world’s best utility players, having played multiple positions for both club and country.
Alphonso Davies: Style of Play
Davies is played as a wing-back for Bayern Munich and is widely regarded as the best left-back in the world. In his very early twenties, he could well be described as one of the most complete players in the world with his versatility, playing for Canada as a forward. Ultimately, the young Canadian’s pace and power make him a force to be reckoned with for any defender or winger. For Canada he is amassing cap after cap and is becoming the most important player in the Canadian squad; regardless, his mental balance is beyond his years. Alphonso Davies is not only a great defender but an instinctive finisher, best demonstrated in his 1 in 3 goal average for his country. He could easily be among the top goalscorer charts in international competition and a good bet for an exotic goalscorer in head-to-head matches. Check out the latest odds on Canada and Alphonso Davies at Betway
Professional Soccer Career: Alphonso Davies
His career has been a clear success story having represented his country first in 2017 after making his debut at the age of just 15 in the USL for Vancouver Whitecaps. It could be argued that Alphonso is to soccer as Wayne Gretzky is to ice hockey. After becoming the youngest player to score for Canada, breaking record after record seems to be Alphonso’s thing. It is perhaps a testament to Canada as a country, so diverse in culture, to have produced one of our generation’s best black soccer players.
Alphonso Davies made his debut for the Whitecaps at just 15 years and 5 months old. He became the USL’S youngest goalscorer only a month later! When Davies made his debut in the MLS for the first team he became the second-youngest MLS player ever, pipped to the post by the legendary Freddy Adu. The MLS has produced some fantastic talents, but none have managed to live up to the hype like Alphonso Davies. This season we wait in anticipation for another talent signed by Real Salt Lake, Axel Kei, that has become the youngest professional signing in MLS history. Have a look at our sports betting pages on Vancouver Whitecaps
For a fee of approximately $22m Alphonso moved on to Bayern Munich at the age of 18. His career has gone from strength to strength and the infamous “Bayern-affect” has turned him into one of the fastest and most powerful players in the world. Alphonso managed to obtain a first team position within a season of arriving in Germany and has shown no signs in slowing progress, rising, amongst the formidable competition at Bayern, to one of the first names on the team sheet.
Team Canada Soccer
He is s star for Canada, period. His versatility, experience, and technical ability give Alphonso Davies a yard above every other player in the CONCACAF tournaments. He scores goals, leads the team and has the positional sense to protect his teammates defensively, even from attack. I have no doubt he will go on to be the most capped Canadian soccer player of all time, and perhaps the leading goalscorer. Have a look at our predictions on Canada mens soccer team here
Alphonso Davies: Stats
He has already become the youngest player to score in the USL, the youngest player to play for Canada mens soccer team, and the youngest player to score for Canada with his two goals against French Guiana. Alphonso Davies creates a certain buzz for Canada when he plays and with the other players coming through the ranks to represent an exciting Canada side, he will become even more of an international superstar. Bayern Munich are one of the biggest sides in the world and having already amassed 80 appearances within his first few seasons at Bayern, he could become a player to hold a Bayern Testimonial before aged 30.
Other Canadian Players
These are some of the other Canadian players to consider in the coming years: