Sunday, May 28, 2023

Alphonso Davies, the homeless figure for Canada for the 2022 World Cup

In an interview, Alphonso Davies said: “I don’t know what would have happened to me if my parents hadn’t made the decision to go to Canada. I probably wouldn’t be where I am.” When she was barely five years old, her parents Debeah and Victoria Davies from Liberia agreed to be part of a family resettlement program in the North American country.

Davies, a major figure in the Canadian National Team and current Bayern Munich player, was born in Budubura, a refugee camp in Ghana, where his parents settled to avoid the brutality of the second civil war in the country.

While in Windsor, Ontario, Alphonso Davies was a boy. He had to adapt to a new culture, new friends, to the cold. He remembers the first day he saw the snow fall. He knew how to integrate and began to grow in his new home, now in Edmonton, where he arrived a year later.

There he began to study and, now completely in a new country, he began to practice sports. He used several, but he was completely seduced by the disease. From an early age he showed remarkable talents. He knew with the ball, he had a quickness of mind and body like few others. That was how a physical education teacher incorporated him into a program in which low-income children could compete at the federal level.

There he was noticed by Tim Adams, who took him to the Academy of St. Nicholas Socrates. It wouldn’t take long for professional teams to notice the great qualities of football. It was the Vancouver Whitecaps that went as a teenager.

The young man had to leave his parents, since Vancouver was more than a thousand kilometers away. His mother was not very convinced, but once again he made the right decision. Davies went and it wasn’t long before he wanted to stand out in the team.

He was the youngest player to debut in the United League, the second largest soccer league in the world. He is also the first player born in the 21st century to play in Major League Soccer and the second youngest to debut in the league, behind only Ghanaian Freddy Adu. This with 15 years.

He obtained his citizenship on June 6, 2017 and the Saturday after he made his debut with the Canadian National Team, in a warm-up match against Curaçao. In the blink of an eye, the biggest teams in Europe were in the player. Real Madrid and PSG are said to have inquired about Alfonso, but it was Bayern Munich who finally secured his services for a Canadian soccer record, more than 11 million euros.

He came as a winger and Arjen Robben’s successor emerged in Holland, but they had other plans for his fate. In addition to his technical and physical qualities, Alphonso Davies is a disciplined player, very tactfully applied, one of those who adapts easily.

One day the request was left behind, and there was no one to remove him from that place. “He gave his strength to the pitch and wins a lot of defensive balls with his pace. He was originally signed as a winger, but he does an amazing job at left-back. His progress has been shown,” Hansi Flick, today’s coach of the German National Team, said in an interview.

Davis is 21 years old. In his book he already has the title of the Club World Cup, the Champions League, four Bundesliga titles. He is the champion of the European Super Cup and two German Cup titles.

He was declared by Concacaf as the Player of the Year 2021, who scored 5 goals during the Qatar 2022 tournament and was the top assister in the competition. These days, Davies is very active in the social network, without training, but with usual joy.

Pinna continues to make history in her career. The first goal in the history of the World Cup was the champion of Canada. A strong header beat Croatian goalkeeper Livakovic and, within a minute, he put his team on the scoreboard in an iconic moment.

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