Alphonso Davies wins Concacaf Men’s Player of the Year Award
Canadian Alphonso Davies has been named the Concacaf Men’s Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Davies won the 2022 award following Concacaf’s football-first voting system which featured votes from coaches, players, media and fans from across the region. Davies and Jamaica’s Khadija Shaw, who won the Women’s Player of the Year Award, were named the region’s big winners during a televised event on Friday 5 May.
Davies follows Keylor Navas as Concacaf’s second two-time winner of the Concacaf Men’s Player of the Year Award, but Davies is the first back-to-back winner of the award that was first introduced in 2013. Davies is also a four-time winner of Canada Soccer’s Player of the Year award (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022).
Davies won the 2022 award after the Men’s National Team returned to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years and he scored the program’s first-ever goal on the world’s biggest stage. He helped his professional club FC Bayern win both the 2021-22 Bundesliga and 2022 DFL Supercup in Germany while also becoming the all-time Canadian leader in UEFA Champions League appearances.
Across the calendar year, the 22-year old Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta finished tied for second on Canada with three goals in seven international matches and he earned Canada’s Player of the Match honours in both a Concacaf Nations League win against Curaçao and the FIFA World Cup loss to Croatia. He earned Canada Soccer Player of the Month honours in April, June and November.
At the club level from January through December, Davies made 27 appearances for FC Bayern across the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, notably helping his club win the 2021-22 Bundesliga title by eight points and lead the 2022-23 campaign by four points through the December break. He helped FC Bayern reach the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals in 2021-22 and then reach the knockout phase with a perfect 6-0-0 record in the 2022-23 group phase. Across the past five seasons, he has featured in a Canadian record 26 UEFA Champions League matches.
Ahead of voting for the 2022 Concacaf Awards, both Davies and Jonathan David were named finalists for the Concacaf Men’s Player of the Year Award while Jessie Fleming was named a finalist for the Concacaf Women’s Player of the Year Award.
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