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Edmonton High Star Alphonso Davies named Canada Soccer Player of the Year

Bayern Munich star and presenter of the men’s national team Alphonse davies was named Canada Soccer Player of the Year on Wednesday.

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

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The 21-year-old Edmonton player appeared in 13 international games for Canada in 2021. He scored a scoring goal in October against Panama in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Toronto.

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Mexico’s Julio Cesar Domingguez Juarez (3) via for the ball during World Cup qualifying in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.


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

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Jonathan David was second in the vote for Canadian coaches and members of the media. Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Stephen Eustaquio were also considered.

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Canada Soccer will name a co-winner for the National Women’s Team on Friday.

Also on Wednesday, the federation announced that Assistant Secretary General Joe Guest would step down at the end of the month.

He spent 16 years in leadership positions within the organization.

Watch below: Some videos from Global News on Alphonso Davies.

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