The United European Football Association must now record Canada into their history books, which comes after Canadian Alphonso Davies became the 1st footballer from his nation to obtain a UEFA Champions League title. Canada’s Alphonso Davies competes for Bayern Munich, with the organization entering the UEFA finals against Paris Saint-Germain. These two opposing teams would compete in Lisbon on August 23rd, with Bayern Munich becoming victorious with a single goal.
Alphonso Davies formally played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer, where the then 19-year-old footballer would become known for his prodigy-like skillsets. Davies would garner notable popularity amongst MLS supporters, prompting CONCACAF to contract Alphonso for international contention & acquisition. CONCACAF’s international exposure saw Davies become a global household name for football supporters, prompting Bayern Munich to recruit this footballer since Mid-2019.
It should be clarified that contracted players under the CONCACAF Division typically don’t receive a position in the UEFA Champions League. Four players with CONCACAF have obtained this notable accomplishment, including Dwight York for Manchester United in 1999. Rafael Marquez competed with Barcelona FC in 2006, and Keylor Nava was contracted with Real Madrid in 2016. Alphonso Davies becomes the 4th CONCACAF member to acquire this title.
Alphonso Davies also acquired the title of “9th Youngest Starting Player in the UEFA Champions League”. However, when considering his position at Bayern Munich, Alphonso is the youngest defender to ever compete in the United European Football Association. These notable titles prompted the Canadian Broadcasting Service to interview Alphonso Davies via videoconference, where the former Vancouver Whitecaps defender would express heartfelt gratitude towards Canada.
Thanks to Canada
Davies mentioned that his victory is for all Canadian football supporters, that nobody would’ve imagined his journey in professional sports would lead to playing at Bayern Munich & winning the UEFA Champions League. He’d emphasize the prompt rise of his professional growth, noting that he’d never believe someone if they’d told him about today in 2018. That’s when Alphonso Davies last competed under the MLS banner. He’ll also enter the Major League Soccer history books as the 1st CONCACAF player to compete in a European championship.