The Trophy which is awarded annually to Canada’s athlete of the year will be decided on by a panel of journalists from across the country next Tuesday.
And now the teenager who is considered by many as the best player in the world playing his position is considered the favourite to win the award following a stellar year in Europe with Bayern Munich.
The 19-year-old Canadian has been a revelation since joining Bundesliga champions. But it was in 2020 that his stock really rose as he was an integral part of a Bayern Munich team that won a treble.
Alphonso Davies put Canada on the map with a man-of-the-match performance against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final in August. The left-back was the star of the show, comfortably shackling Lionel Messi, arguably the best player in football history, throughout the game, as well as providing a brilliant assist for Joshua Kimmich to score Bayern’s fifth goal of the night.
His performance that night led to former French defender and World Cup winner, Frank Leboeuf, labelling the teenager the best left-back in the world.
The footballer is up a host of Canadian athletes, but is now favourite for the award, alongside NBA player Jamal Murray.
Should Davies win the trophy, he will become just the second soccer player to win the award after Christine Sinclair who took home the award for a stellar performance in the 2012 London Olympic.