Canada’s Alphonso Davies was named FIFA’s World Team of the Year on Thursday.
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Davies, a Vancouver Whitecaps product who now plays for Bayern Munich, Germany, broke everything this year, winning the Champions League with the famous Bavarian side in the process.
Let’s say the full back isn’t in bad company with this Team of the Year. It includes the essential Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but also his Bayern teammate Robert Lewandowski and several Liverpool players, including Virgil Van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Davies is obviously the first Canadian player to achieve this distinction, which has been in place since 2005. He is also the first player trained in Major League Soccer to achieve it.
FIFA held a ceremony (online) on Thursday in which it handed out a number of awards aimed at recognizing several players who have stood out across the world over the past year.
Thus, Lewandowski was named player of the year (FIFA “the best”), while the Englishwoman Lucy Bronze received the same honor in women.