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Bayern's Davies voted Canada's top player

FOOTBALL By Reuters | December 4th 2020
August 23, 2020 Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies poses as he celebrates winning the Champions League with the trophy. [Reuters]

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies has been named the 2020 Canadian Player of the Year, Canada Soccer said on Thursday, on the back of a remarkable season with the Bundesliga club.

The 20-year-old left back, who also claimed the honour in 2018, enjoyed a stellar year in which the German club won five trophies, including the Champions League.

Davies earned the highest voting score from Canadian media and coaches, finishing just ahead of Christine Sinclair’s record set in 2012, Canada Soccer said.

“I just want to play the game that I love,” Davies said on a call with media while adding that his main focus is returning from the ankle injury he suffered in October.

“With everything that’s going on I’m very grateful, very humbled for everything that’s happening around me.”

Davies’s marauding runs down the left became a feature of Bayern’s stunning 2019-20 campaign as he cemented his place in the side and marked himself out as one of the game’s hottest prospects.

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