Soccer

Alphonso Davies named Canada Soccer Player of the Year

The 21-year-old from Edmonton featured in 13 international matches for Canada in 2021. He scored a highlight-reel goal in October against Panama in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match in Toronto.

21-year-old Edmonton native earns men's award for 3rd time in 4 seasons

Alphonso Davies, seen playing for Bayern Munich on Saturday, was named Canada soccer player of the year for the third time in four years. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich star and national men's team anchor Alphonso Davies was named Canada Soccer player of the year on Wednesday.

Davies, who had five goals and eight assists for Canada this year, earned the award for the third time in four seasons.

The 21-year-old from Edmonton featured in 13 international matches for Canada in 2021. He scored a highlight-reel goal in October against Panama in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match in Toronto.

Davies also won a third straight Bundesliga title as well as the FIFA Club World Cup with Bayern Munich.

WATCH | Breaking down 'that' Alphonso Davies goal vs. Panama:

Breaking Down Alphonso Davies' spectacular goal against Panama

12 months ago
Duration 1:19
Watch our breakdown of forward Alphonso Davies' incredible individual effort as Canada defeats Panama 4-1 in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match.

Davies was also voted Bundesliga Player of the Month for November, the league announced Thursday.

Jonathan David finished second in the voting by Canadian coaches and media members. Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Stephen Eustaquio were also considered.

Canada Soccer will name an award co-winner from the women's national team on Friday.

Also Wednesday, the federation said that deputy general secretary Joe Guest will step down at the end of the month.

He spent 16 years in senior leadership roles within the organization.

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