Soccer

Alphonso Davies Mr. May for Bayern after being named German league's rookie of month

Canadian international Alphonso Davies has been voted Bayern Munich's player of the month for May, three days after being named Bundesliga's top rookie for the month.

Canadian fullback has been dubbed Road Runner for speed

Edmonton native Alphonso Davies, middle, wins the ball from Fortuna's Kevin Stoger, right, ahead of scoring in a match earlier this month. Davies was named Bayern's top player for May and Bundesliga rookie of the month. (Christof Stache/Pool via Getty Images)

Canadian international Alphonso Davies has been voted Bayern Munich's player of the month for May, three days after being named Bundesliga's top rookie for the month.

The 19-year-old fullback received 37 per cent of the fan vote on Monday, ahead of Joshua Kimmich (30 per cent), Thomas Mueller (14 per cent), Benjamin Pavard (six per cent) and Leon Goretzka (five per cent).

On Friday, the Edmonton native beat out Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram and RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku for the league honour.

Davies was involved in Robert Lewandowski's decisive goal in Bayern's 2-1 DFB Pokal semifinal victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.

Earlier in the month, he scored against Fortuna Duesseldorf and Eintracht Frankfurt.

WATCH | Alphonso Davies scores in Bayern's dominant win over Dusseldorf:

Davies scores in Bayern's rout of Dusseldorf

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Duration 1:14
Alphonso Davies from Edmonton registers a goal as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich dominate Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-0.

Veteran Bayern forward Thomas Muller dubbed the Canadian the "FC Bayern Road Runner" because of his blistering speed.

Voting for the award is split between fans (40 per cent), clubs (30 per cent) and media (30 per cent).

Bayern (23-4-4) defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Saturday to move within one victory of a record-extending eighth consecutive title.

The Bavarian powerhouse only needs to win at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen on Tuesday to be crowned German champion once again

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