Alphonso Davies is hoping that his rise to prominence at Bayern Munich can help him become a role model for children and inspire them to work on their ambitions.
Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies has quickly established himself as a prominent figure in the team ever since arriving from Vancouver Whitecaps last year.
Naturally a winger, Davies was made to play at left-back so as to compensate for the injured players at the start of the season. Since then, he has not only made the position his own but gone on to become one of the world’s finest fullbacks.
But life was not always this exhilarating for the Canadian who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana after his family was forced to flee from their homeland during the second Liberian civil war.
He then eventually moved to Canada and made a career in football after surviving through thick and thin.
“I want to be an inspiration to lots and lots of children,” the official club website quotes Davies.
“We came to Canada as refugees from Africa and worked hard for everything we have. I think my life can show people that a lot is possible if you stay true to yourself and don’t let yourself be led astray.
“When children all over the world see me playing and hear the story behind it, it’s nice to imagine them drawing motivation from it and developing the courage to work on their own dreams as well.”