Bayern’s website featured a photo of the 19-year-old who signed the contract extension with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and board member Oliver Kahn, spread around a table. meeting with a Davies jersey and number 2025.
“I’m very happy,” said Davies, born in Ghana and raised in Edmonton. “FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it is a dream come true to play here. I felt happy from the first day.
“I want to win as many titles as possible with this club. The mentality of always wanting to win everything is in the DNA of FC Bayern. “
A world class left-back. Top five in world football right now is easy.– Former American international Stuart Holden on Alphonso Davies
A forward winger who found a home as a marauding left back for Bayern, Davies has become a staple of German power this season.
He turned heads in February with his Champions League performance against Chelsea, winning congratulations from former English striker Gary Lineker and former American international Stuart Holden, both television experts.
“A world class left back,” said Holden. “Top five in world football right now is easy. “
Impressive on, off ground
Davies is also a key player for Canada with five goals and seven assists in 17 appearances.
Davies was signed by Bayern Vancouver Whitecaps in the summer of 2018 as part of a $ 22 million MLS record transfer agreement at the time. He started training with his new team in November after the Whitecaps season ended.
“Alphonso developed very well at FC Bayern and got this contract extension with his impressive performances,” said Rummenigge, like Kahn, a club icon. “We are happy that he will stay long term with FC Bayern. He delights our fans not only by the way he plays, but also by the way he is off the field. “
Davies has played 31 games with the leaders of the German championship this season, with one goal and eight assists. Last season he was part of the Bayern team that won the Bundesliga title and the DFB Cup, and was also part of the Bayern reserve team which was promoted to the third division.
Inspirational life story
“Alphonso Davies is a player who already achieved a high level of performance at a young age and who still has great development potential at the same time,” said Kahn. “Anyone who can play at the highest level at FC Bayern at such a young age can have a good career ahead of them. “
Salihamidzic added: “With his speed, his enthusiasm and his professional attitude, Alphonso is an ideal partner for our team. He is also a real human asset. “
The story of Davies’s life is inspiring. Her parents fled their home in Monrovia, Liberia, to escape a civil war, and ended up in a refugee camp in Ghana. He came to Canada at the age of five.
Davies shared his story at the FIFA Congress in Moscow in June 2018 as part of the North American joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Canadian soccer official credits his powerful presentation for helping push the bid for beyond the finish line.
Davies is also half of a young football power couple, with a social media article celebrating Monday three years with 18-year-old Canadian striker Jordyn Huitema, who plays in his football club for Paris Saint-Germain .