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Alphonso Davies named Bayern Munich’s Player of the Month for December

Davies has tallied four assists in 13 matches since the end of October. On Saturday, he scored in a friendly.

Canada midfielder Alphonso Davies celebrates a goal against the United States during the second half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies had a stellar end to 2019 for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.

Since the end of October, he has started in every games for the German giants, never missing a minute of play in those 13 contests. Davies also dished out four assists during that stretch.

For his efforts, supporters of the club voted the 19-year-old Bayern’s Player of the Month for December, the club announced Friday. Davies captured 41 percent of the vote, finishing ahead of Philippe Coutinho and Robert Lewandowski.

A product of the Vancouver Whitecaps academy, Davies often featured as a winger and played more forward for the Major League Soccer side. But since moving to Bayern, he has transitioned to left back and has excelled there.

In 81 appearances with the Whitecaps from 2016-18, Davies tallied 12 goals and 14 assists. While he’s primarily a defender now, he showed Saturday in a friendly that he can still get forward and find the back of the net for Bayern.

After weaving his way through several defenders using his elusiveness and quick feet, Davies made his way into the box and sliced a shot past Nürnberg’s goalkeeper in the 34th minute. It was Davies’ third goal in 25 appearances across all contests for Bayern.

Bayern is third in the Bundesliga table this season with a 10-3-4 mark. They return to league play Jan. 19, taking on a Hertha Berlin side coached by former U.S. men’s national team manager Jürgen Klinsmann.

In UEFA Champions League play, Bayern advanced to the Round of 16 and will face English side Chelsea on Feb. 25. In Bayern’s Dec. 11 win over Tottenham, Davies played 90 minutes and had two assists.




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