Davies was born by Liberian parents in Buduburam a refugee camp in Ghana in the year 2000 November 2. His parents Debeah Davies and mother, Victoria Davies. They originally lived in Monrovia the capital city of Liberia. They later moved to Canada when Alphonso was 5 years old and eventually relocating to Edmonton. They fled during the second Liberian civil war where more than 450000 Liberians were displaced. On 6th June 2017 he received Canadian citizenship.
He started schooling at St Nicholas Catholic Junior High in Edmonton. He was more into soccer but his English was not that good. He first played organized soccer with free footie and the inner-city elementary school as he could not afford registration fees and equipment.
He joined Whitecaps FC in 2015 at the age of 14. After signing with Whitecaps on February 2016 he became the youngest player at the age of 15 to sign a USL contract. Davies scored his first professional goal on May 15 2016 becoming the youngest goal scorer in USL history at 15 years. He held this record until 2020.
In 2017 he became the first youngest player to appear in the Canadian’s men national team. He scored two goals in the CONCACAF gold cup becoming the first youngest player to score for the Canadian national team and also the youngest to score in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and also the first born in the 2000s to score at a top level international tournament.
He later joined the German giants Bayern Munich in January 2019. He now plays in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich as a left-back or winger. Despite coming from a refugee camp he has won major trophies and medals in his life. Recently he won the Champions league cup with the German giants.
This is the link to his story.
Content created and supplied by: WanjikuPeris (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More