Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies named Concacaf Men's Player of the Year for 2021

Chris Smith
Davies beat the likes of McKennie & Pulisic to the award.
Davies beat the likes of McKennie & Pulisic to the award. / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Bayern Munich and Canada star Alphonso Davies has been named the Concacaf Men's Player of the Year for 2021.

After helping them cruise through the first round of qualifying, Davies appeared in seven of Canada's octagonal matches last year, helping the Canucks reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Canada remained unbeaten with Davies on the field and the 21-year-old also scored a memorable solo goal in a 4-1 win over Panama in October. At club level, Davies remained Bayern Munich's first-choice left-back throughout 2021, helping them win another Bundesliga title.

"Very grateful to everyone at Concacaf for the recognition," Davies wrote on social media after receiving the award. "It's always nice to see the results of your hard work. Thank you to all my teammates and coaches for everything they do."

Davies beat competition from USMNT stars Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie to win the award, as well as CanMNT teammate Jonathan David, Mexico's Hirving Lozano, and Michail Antonio of Jamaica. Previous winners include the likes of Lozano, Keylor Navas, and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.

Alongside the individual award, Davies was named as the left-back in the Concacaf Men's Best XI: K. Moscoso (Guatemala); S. Dest (USA), J. Sanchez (Mexico), H. Moreno (Mexico), A. Davies (Canada); E. Alvarez (Mexico), H. Herrera (Mexico), W. McKennie (USA); C. Pulisic (USA), H. Lozano (Mexico), J. Corona (Mexico).

Even during his recent absence due to myocarditis, Davies took to Twitch to cheer on his Canadian teammates as they finished top of the Concacaf World Cup qualifying group, ahead of both the United States and Mexico.

Davies looks set to return for Bayern's Uefa Champions League quarter-final clash with Villarreal.