Davies and Zadorsky named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for November 2022
Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky were named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for November 2022. Davies scored Canada’s historic first-ever goal at the men’s FIFA World Cup™ while Zadorsky was Canada’s top defender in a pair of international friendly matches in preparation for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
The Davies goal was scored just 67 seconds into Canada’s second match at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, a Sunday group stage match that drew an average audience of 4.4 million viewers on TSN, CTV and RDS. As noted by Bellmedia, it was “the most-watched FIFA World Cup group stage match on record, according to preliminary overnight data from Numeris.”
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has returned to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time in 36 years at Qatar 2022, qualifying as the Kings of Concacaf after a 20-match journey in FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers from March 2021 to March 2022. While Canada will not advance beyond the group stage, they displayed a fearless and entertaining brand of football that challenged the world’s number-two ranked Belgium and the last FIFA World Cup™ runners up Croatia. Canada will close out their group phase on Thursday 1 December against Morocco (18.00 local / 10.00 ET / 07.00 PT).
Zadorsky, meanwhile, helped Canada close out their 2022 international season with a split of their two-match away series in Brazil. She was named Canada’s Player of the Match in their 2:1 victory on Friday 11 November. Featuring in every minute of the two matches, she opened Canada’s scoring with a floating header in the 21st minute of the Friday victory.
PLAYERS of the MONTH / JOUEURS DU MOIS :
November / novembre 2022 – Alphonso Davies & Shelina Zadorsky
October / octobre 2022 – Stephen Eustáquio & Evelyne Viens
September / septembre 2022 – Stephen Eustáquio & Adriana Leon
August / août 2022 – Steven Vitória & Sophie Schmidt
July / juillet 2022 – Lucas Cavallini & Kailen Sheridan
June / juin 2022 – Alphonso Davies & Janine Beckie
May / mai 2022 – Milan Borjan, Kadeisha Buchanan & Samuel Charron
April / avril 2022 – Alphonso Davies & Christine Sinclair
March / mars 2022 – Atiba Hutchinson & Ashley Lawrence
February / février 2022 – Milan Borjan & Vanessa Gilles
January / janvier 2022 – Milan Borjan & Deanne Rose