Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies rounds off good year with a big award

Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies bags yet another individual award.

Alphonso Davies has enjoyed a phenomenal year at Bayern Munich. He has been the surprise package at the club since he ended up having a breakthrough campaign in the left-back position. The Canadian winger was also included in FIFA’s world team of the year.

Davies has been getting plaudits in Canada for a successful year with Die Roten. The 20-year-old full-back won the race Lionel Conacher award that is most commonly known as the player of the year award given by the Canadian press. The voters for this award are generally journalists, editors, and broadcasters in Canada.

Along with enjoying success on the pitch, Davies has been a big inspiration for young players due to his remarkable journey to success. He looks unfazed at the top level after taking a considerable amount of time to adapt to the new environment in Germany.

After a six-month adaption period, Davies was playing in the reserves to maintain fitness with few cameos here and there for the senior team. However, an injury crisis in the defensive department last year completely changed the fortunes of Davies.

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The Canadian international seamlessly slotted in the left-back position. There were few rough edges to his game, but he steadily worked on them as the season went on. Davies provided the pace to cover up the deficiency of David Alaba on the side of the pitch. While going forward, he provided cutting edge through his dribbling and pace.

Davies got plaudits across Europe after his remarkable performances in the Champions League. He went past three players at Stamford Bridge to set up the third goal against Chelsea. The young full-back also produced a brilliant bit of skill to set up the goal for Joshua Kimmich in the second half against Barcelona. These two assists gave a glimpse of what is to come from Davies in the coming years.

Generally, a breakthrough campaign is followed by a tough season. The young player’s game has been studied by the opposition, while workload also needs management to avoid burnout. A serious injury also added further complications for Davies this season.

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The 20-year-old forward will come out stronger from this learning phase. He deserves all the plaudits for a remarkable year. The most exciting part for Bayern fans is that this is just the start for Davies. The Canadian is going to rack up so many accolades by the time he reaches the peak of his career.