Alphonso Davies has already secured plenty of milestones in his short career, and the 20-year-old Bayern Munich prodigy and former Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown product just achieved another landmark moment, becoming the first North American player to be voted onto the prestigious FIFPRO World 11, as voted on by his fellow professional soccer players.
Davies joins a group of some of the top players in the world in the XI, which also included Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sergio Ramos, Virgil van Dijk, Kevin de Bruyne, Thiago Alcantara, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Bayern teammates Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich.
🥁 Here is the FIFA @FIFPro Men's #World11 2020:— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) December 17, 2020
📝 @Alissonbecker, @TrentAA, @SergioRamos, @VirgilvDijk, @AlphonsoDavies, @DeBruyneKev, @Thiago6, Joshua Kimmich, Lionel Messi, @lewy_official and @Cristiano
🤩 What a team! pic.twitter.com/9yJMGr4A6M
FIFPRO represents around 65,000 pro soccer players worldwide, and reported that the vote to decide this year's XI was taken from 15,878 male professional players.
Davies wound up topping Bayern teammate David Alaba by 275 votes, which was the closest race in positional voting.
Davies also becomes the third-youngest player to be voted onto the FIFPRO World 11, behind French superstar Kylian Mbappe and Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt. Mark it up as yet another accolade in Davies' remarkable rise from Whitecaps academy youngster to UEFA Champions League winner.