Reflecting on Alphonso Davies' incredible rise (ft. Farhan Devji) | OneNation Ep. 4
Six years ago, Canadian soccer fans were introduced to Alphonso Davies, and since then, the young footballer has become a global superstar, winning every domestic and continental title there is to win at the club level with Bayern Munich and emerging as one of the finest LBs in the world.
And while Davies is also a very public-facing figure – he's one of the most-followed footballers on social media, and streams live to thousands on Twitch – there's still a lot about the 22-year-old that remains a mystery.
Helping us unshroud some of that allure is Farhan Devji, author of the upcoming biography Alphonso Davies: A New Hope, who joins "Trillz and Willz" Andi Petrillo and Jordan Wilson for Episode 4 of OneNation – and reveals the time a Manchester United scout went around his boss to send Jose Mourinho a letter telling him to sign this kid from Canada!
Must-listen stuff. Check it out!
- 0:00 - 'Trillz and Willz'
- 1:36 - Reflecting on Alphonso Davies
- 4:15 - Did TikTok & Twitch make AD19?
- 6:15 - The boy from Edmonton
- 8:22 - Reviving FC Edmonton?
- 10:04 - Welcome Farhan Devji
- 11:35 - Biggest surprise about Davies?
- 12:50 - Misconceptions?
- 14:20 - Gems about Davies
- 15:44 - Davies: A prime example?
- 17:15 - What's next for Davies?
- 19:00 - Phonzie as LB forever?
- 22:45 - Will Davies captain CanMNT?
- 29:00 - Alphonso: Come to Arsenal