Who is Alphonso Davies, world's up and-coming footballers
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Who is Alphonso Davies?

Germany’s top football team, Bayern Munich, which played and won the Champions League final* against Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on August 23 boasts a very talented player among its ranks -- a player with a unique past. Today, he uses his fame to come to the aid of others who, like his Liberian parents, were forced to flee their countries too, according to Infomigrants.

Birthdate November 2nd, 2000
Birthplace Buduburam, Ghana
Length 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Team Bayern Munich
Position left winger
Number 19
Nickname Alphonso PacePace
Traits Speed Dribbler

Early life Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Boyle Davies was born on the 2nd day of November 2000 to his mother, Victoria Davies, and father, Debeah Davies, at the popular Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana. He is the first child and son out of three children born to Victoria and Debeah.

Yes, you heard us right!, Alphonso was born in a Ghanian refugee camp, meaning, he is miles away from being a Ghanian national. Truth be told!, he was originally meant to be a Librarian national, and did you know? Alphonso Davies' parents fled from Liberia in 1999, after the second Liberian civil war broke out.

Not just his parents, but most of Alphonso Davies' family members traveled hundred of miles across West Africa until they eventually found sanctuary at the Buduburam refugee camp near Accra in Ghana where he was born. It was at the camp that young Alphonso spent the first four years of his life growing up in a land alien to his family origins, Lifebogger said.

Private life Alphonso Davies

Family members

Who is Alphonso Davies, world's up and-coming footballers
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His father, Debeah Davies, and his mother, Victoria Davies, originally lived in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The winger’s parents are Debeah and Victoria respectively.

Though the winger has not given the press to know more about his siblings. In fact, the grass fields of Northmount Elementary at Edmonton is where Alphonso Davies first learned how to play football as a childhood sport. We’ve used that to imply that Alphonso Davies’ parents had possibly raised their son to follow the Christian religions faith. They include his younger sister Ruth and a little known younger brother, Forevermyanmartravel said.

Girl friend: Jordyn Huitema

Who is Alphonso Davies, world's up and-coming footballers
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Take Bayern Munich’s Canadian youngster on the left-back for example, who has been on exceptional form since last season and we are all looking forward to seeing him back in action for the 2020/21 season as well. He and his Canadian girlfriend Jordyn Huitema have got something that many or maybe all of us football fans yearn to have.

They both share one of the greatest interests one can have, and that is football. However, not only are they both fond of the beautiful game we all love, but they also play football on a professional level, so much so that Davies plays for the Bavarian side Bayern Munich, while Huitema plays for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, Sportmob expressed.

Career Path Alphonso Davies

Before 2019: Warming-up

By the age of 14, he was enrolled in the Vancouver Whitecaps' residency program. He made history as the first player born in the 2000s to play in Major League Soccer - at just 15 years, eight months and 15 days old - and went on to make 65 first-team appearances before agreeing to join Bayern for an MLS record fee in July 2018.

Who is Alphonso Davies, world's up and-coming footballers
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The teenager would have been eligible to represent his country of birth at international level, but chose to play for Canada. After featuring for the U17 and U20 teams, he made history as the youngest player to turn out for the seniors, debuting against Curaçao on 14 June 2017. He had only obtained his Canadian citizenship a week earlier.

After 2019: The starting point

A boon for club and country, Davies has made unprecedented progress since officially making the switch to Bayern in January 2019. 'Phonzie' played six times for the senior team during the second half of the 2018/19 season, becoming the club's first goalscorer born in the 2000s and youngest in 20 years, before ending the campaign with Bundesliga and DFB Cup winner's medals.

Although an attacking winger by trade, Davies became Bayern's first-choice left-back in 2019/20, starting 37 of Bayern's 51 competitive matches on their way to completing a Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League treble in a defensive role. He is the first Canada international to play in - and win - a Champions League final.

Who is Alphonso Davies, world's up and-coming footballers
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Davies also made another piece on history on the international scene on 15 October 2019 as the first player to score for Canada against the USA since 2007, in the northern American neighbours' CONCACAF Nations League Group A qualifier. The milestone strike was his fifth for Canada on only his 16th senior international appearance.

The winner of the Bundesliga Rookie of the Season award for 2019/20, Davies could yet cap an unforgettable year by claiming the 2020 Golden Boy prize as the best footballer under the age of 21 in Europe, Bundesliga reported.

Style of play Alphonso Davies

Famously, Davies – who gained Canadian citizenship in June 2017 – started life as a winger, adept at playing right across the front three and using his pace to isolate defenders in one-on-one situations.

So, just how close is Davies already to becoming the best left-back on the planet? Common consensus currently places Andy Robertson upon that throne, with the Scotland international playing a key role in Liverpool’s success over the past few years. However, the raw data alone, along with an ongoing eye test, show Davies is already packing a serious punch to match the hype surrounding him right now, Squawka expressed.

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