38 Facts About Alphonso Davies


Alphonso Davies was the first player born in the 2000s to play in a Major League Soccer match.


Alphonso Davies joined Bayern in January 2019 from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a contract lasting until 2023 for a then-record MLS transfer fee.


Alphonso Davies would go on to be named CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022.


Alphonso Davies was called up to play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where he scored Canada's first ever World Cup goal.


Alphonso Davies is widely considered both the best player on and the face of the Canada national team.


Alphonso Davies is the first soccer player, and first Canadian, to become an ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR.


Alphonso Davies was born to Liberian parents in Buduburam, a refugee camp in Ghana, the fourth youngest of six siblings.


At the age of 15, Alphonso Davies relocated alone to Vancouver to join the Whitecaps FC Residency program.


Alphonso Davies attended St Nicholas Catholic Junior High in the Edmonton Catholic School District.


Alphonso Davies made his professional debut for Whitecaps FC 2 at the age of 15 years, 5 months in April 2016.


Alphonso Davies scored two goals in 11 games played during the 2016 season.


Alphonso Davies was named to the Whitecaps roster for the 2016 Canadian Championship on a short-term contract.


On July 15,2016, Alphonso Davies signed a first team contract with the Whitecaps through 2018, with options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.


Alphonso Davies made his MLS debut on July 16,2016, becoming the second youngest player to play in MLS, behind Freddy Adu.


In September 2016, Alphonso Davies became the second youngest starter in MLS history when he started a game against the Colorado Rapids.


On June 29,2018, Alphonso Davies was included in the MLS All-Star roster for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game on August 1 against Juventus.


Alphonso Davies had his first training session with Bayern on November 21,2018, and debuted on January 12,2019, against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Telekom Cup championship finale, which Bayern won on penalties following a scoreless draw.


Alphonso Davies is the first Canada international to score for Bayern.


On May 18,2019, Alphonso Davies won his first Bundesliga title as Bayern finished two points above Dortmund with 78 points.


Alphonso Davies earned high praise during his time in that role, gaining an early reputation as one of the best left backs in the world.


Alphonso Davies scored and assisted in the Frankfurt match and ended up running down Dortmund's Erling Haaland at a speed of 35.3 kilometres per hour.


Alphonso Davies was sent off in the 79th minute for a second yellow card, but not before breaking the record for the fastest speed clocked in the Bundesliga at 36.51 kilometres per hour.


Alphonso Davies finished in third place for the 2020 Golden Boy award, behind Erling Haaland and Ansu Fati.


On January 5,2022, Alphonso Davies tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Bayern to do further tests and on January 14, it was revealed that he had developed mild myocarditis; he was unable to train with the rest of the Bayern squad.


Alphonso Davies is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and had received his booster shot in December 2021.


In November 2016, Alphonso Davies attended a Canada under-17 camp, where he scored against Jamaica.


On June 6,2017, Alphonso Davies passed his Canadian citizenship test and officially became a citizen of Canada, making him eligible to play for the Canada national team.


On June 27, Alphonso Davies was named to the final 23-man squad for the 2017 Gold Cup.


Alphonso Davies went on to win the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, the Young Player of the Tournament award, and was included in the tournament's Best XI selection.


On May 30,2019, Alphonso Davies was named to the squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


In July 2021, Alphonso Davies was named to the Canada squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, however he suffered an ankle injury on July 9, two days before Canada's opening match at the tournament, that ruled him out of the competition.


Alphonso Davies played a central role in Canada's qualification campaign for most of the calendar, but he missed the final two international windows as a result of having developed mild myocarditis.


In May 2022, Alphonso Davies was called up to the Canada squad for two CONCACAF Nations League matches and a friendly.


In November 2022, Alphonso Davies was named to Canada's squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Alphonso Davies is considered to be a highly promising young player in the media.


Alphonso Davies was in a relationship with fellow Canadian Jordyn Huitema, a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the Canada women's national team starting from September 2017.


On May 22,2022, Alphonso Davies confirmed on social media that he and Huitema had split up.


Alphonso Davies is an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.