It's not that I don't understand, the world is changing fast. While we are still lamenting that Mei Luo Fanghua is no longer, the post-00s are ready to "usurp the throne". Among them, Dortmund's twin stars Sancho and Harland were the first to obtain the "future superstar" certification, and Bayern teenager Alfonso Davis, who is younger than them, also deserves a name.
If you watched Bayern's 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the Champions League, you will be deeply shocked by this "black whirlwind" on the left side of Bayern.
In 1999, the second civil war broke out in Liberia, and more than 450,000 people were displaced, including Alfonso Davis’ parents.
"In order to find food, we even had to go through mountains of dead bodies. In Liberia, you can't live without weapons, but we really don't want to shoot people."
After traveling hundreds of kilometers, they fled to a refugee camp in Ghana called Budubram. In November 2000, Alfonso Davis was born here. Seeing this lively little life, Alfonso's mother Victoria cried. To this day, she still likes to call Alfonso "my refugee camp baby".
在旅行了数百公里之后，他们逃到了加纳的一个名为Budubram的难民营。 2000年11月，阿方索·戴维斯（Alfonso Davis）在这里出生。阿方索的母亲维多利亚看到了这种活泼的小生活，哭了起来。直到今天，她仍然喜欢称阿方索为“我的难民营宝贝”。
But life in the refugee camp is not easy. Even if you stay away from the war, hunger can still kill you at any time.
"The refugee camp is the same as a war zone. You can only wait for death without food. So every day, we have to do everything possible to find something for him to eat." Alfonso's parents recalled.
The whole family stayed here for 5 years, until the Ghanaian government launched the refugee resettlement project. After filling in the form and interview, they came to Windsor, Ontario, Canada as refugees. One year later, they moved to Edmonton. Father Debbie got a job in a poultry processing plant, and mother Victoria worked as a warehouse clerk at the University of Alberta.
Here, young Alfonso came into contact with football for the first time. He joined the community’s "Free Football Program", an after-school activity specially set up for children who cannot afford the registration fee and transportation. Soon, he fell in love with the sport out of control.
Marco Bosio was Alfonso’s high school football coach. According to his memories, Alfonso would go to the school gym every day to practice his strength. In order to improve his inverted foot ability, Bosio asked him to take the ball and shoot with his right foot in training: "This kid did it without saying a word."
The effort paid off. At the age of 14, the Vancouver White Caps discovered him. That day, Bosio originally took another of his students to a trial. During this time, he recommended Alfonso to Dalrymple, the youth training supervisor of the Vancouver White Caps: "I want to take you to see one of my eighth graders. child."
After witnessing Alfonso's talent, Dalrynpoel soon paid a visit, ready to negotiate with him about signing a contract. He deliberately brought a set of white cap football equipment as a gift, but he was rejected by Alfonso's mother Victoria. She was afraid that her son would be proud and complacent.
"When he should accept these things, he will accept them. But now, he is just a child of Edmonton."
Since then, Alfonso's life trajectory has been completely changed by football.
In February 2016, 15-year-old Alfonso officially signed a contract with the Vancouver White Hat Reserve, becoming the youngest professional player in the history of the USL (U.S. 3rd Division);
2016年2月，年仅15岁的阿方索（Alfonso）与温哥华白帽保护区（Vancouver White Hat Reserve）正式签署了合同，成为美国海军历史上最年轻的职业球员（美国第3师）；
In April 2016, Alfonso made his debut on behalf of the White Hat reserve team. In May, he scored his career first goal. At 15 years and 6 months, he broke the USL record;
In July 2016, Alfonso played for the first time in MSL (American Major League) on behalf of the White Hat first team. But this time, he is no longer the youngest-this record belongs to the "prodigy" Freddie-Adu who has now lost sight of everyone.
The European giants quickly noticed the boy sitting on the rocket soaring. In the summer of 2018, after playing for the White Hats for 3 seasons and making 81 appearances, the 17-year-old Alfonso joined Bayern Munich with a transfer fee of $13.5 million, setting a record for the entire MSL history.
欧洲巨人很快注意到坐在火箭上的那个男孩飙升。 2018年夏天，在效力白帽队（White Hats）3个赛季并出场81次之后，这位17岁的阿方索（Alfonso）以1,350万美元的转会费加盟拜仁慕尼黑，刷新了整个MSL历史的纪录。
In January 2019, Alfonso replaced Coman in Bayern’s 3-1 victory over Stuttgart and completed the Bundesliga debut. Two months later, he scored a goal against Mainz and became the second youngest in Bayern history. The goal scorer is second only to Santa Cruz.
This season, Bayern's defense is full of injuries, and Alfonso, who debuted as a winger, had to play a cameo at left back, which was the team's biggest surprise. Today, he is Flick's regular main force, and the original main left-back Alaba has been squeezed to the central defender position.
You may not believe it, but Alfonso, who is fierce and violent, has indeed imitated Messi.
"For a while, I have been trying to learn Messi's way of playing football, but then I found out that he is shorter than me and my legs are longer, so my stride is much larger than him."
Realizing that his physical talent was different from Messi, Alfonso chose a simpler and more direct path. In his words, "I got the ball and then passed them at the speed given by God."
Facing Freiburg, he and his teammates made a half-time "Super 2 Over 1", stepping on the Hot Wheels and striding over 3 people, and finally assisted Lewandg to score. At this moment, do you doubt that you are watching 2x speed?
面对弗莱堡，他和他的队友半场闯入了“ Super 2 Over 1”，踩上风雷火竞技app官网入口火轮并大步超越3个人，并最终帮助Lewandg得分。此刻，您是否怀疑自己的速度是2倍？
In the Champions League game against Chelsea, he did exactly what he did, and once again let Lewandone eat bread easily, proving that Chelsea's defense is no different from Freiburg.
The last left-foot wing that gave people such a visual impact was undoubtedly Bell at his peak.
Former Welsh international Carl Robinson used to coach the Vancouver White Caps, when he promoted the 15-year-old Alfonso to the first team.
威尔士前国际球员卡尔·罗宾逊（Carl Robinson）曾任温哥华白帽（Vancouver White Caps）教练，当时他将15岁的阿方索（Alfonso）晋升为第一队。
"I have been teammates with Bell in the Welsh national team. What I want to say is that Alfonso and Bell are at the same level. The difference is that he joined the giants at the age of 17. Bell did not have the opportunity that year, but they are indeed very good. Like."
In fact, there is another obvious difference between Alfonso and Bell. Bell was frustrated when Tottenham played as a left-back. Later, the winger was transformed into a masterpiece of "raw Maicon". In the 2011-12 season, the elder Redknapp transformed Bell into a free agent in the frontcourt, and only then did he have the ultimate form of the king in the future.
Alfonso's development trajectory is just the opposite. When he plays as a winger, he has no chance of being a high-ranking player. Even on the defensive end, he is very good at using his speed advantage.
Regarding Alfonso's defensive ability, Sun Xingmin has the most say. Bayern beat Tottenham 3-1. Sun Xingmin's quasi-single-handed chance was destroyed by his chase...
In the face of Mount, who was a bit slower than Sun Xingmin, Alfonso was easier to deal with.
With his offensive and defensive versatility and explosive physical attributes, it is no wonder that Alfonso will be included in the discussion of "the world's first left-back in the future". Of course, at the age of 19, he still has unlimited potential to be explored. To become a top attacker like Bell, who dares to say that it is impossible?
In June 2017, 16-year-old Alfonso officially became a Canadian citizen. He received a notice on the same day: Go to the national team training camp to report!
Is there such a shortage of people?
As the world's second largest country in terms of land area, Canada has long been a "football desert". The 1986 World Cup was the only World Cup trip for the Canadian national team. In 1992, the Canadian Professional Football League, which was established only 6 years ago, was disbanded due to poor management. It was not until the official opening of the Canadian Super League in April last year that the Maple Leaf Country regained its own professional football league.
作为陆地面积第二大的国家，加拿大长期以来一直是“足球沙漠”。 1986年世界杯是加拿大国家队唯一的一次世界杯之旅。 1992年，成立仅6年的加拿大职业橄榄球联盟由于管理不善而解散。直到去年4月加拿大超级联赛正式开幕，枫叶国家队才恢复了自己的职业足球联赛。
It is not difficult to imagine that for Canada, Alfonso is definitely a genius that has been rare in ten years.
In July 2017, Alfonso made his first appearance on behalf of the Canadian national team, and he won another record for the youngest. Later in the North American Gold Cup, he scored 3 goals in 4 games to win the Golden Boot. Now, at the age of 19, he has 17 international games experience.
Despite the new stars such as Alfonso and Jonathan David (currently playing for the Belgian giants Ghent), with the current strength of the Canadian national team, it is still not easy to enter the 2022 World Cup. However, the 2026 World Cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico. What kind of performance Alfonso, who is in his golden age, is worth looking forward to.
Speaking of the 2026 World Cup, Canada can get the right to host, and Alfonso also has a credit.
In June 2018, Alfonso, who had not yet transferred to Bayern at that time, told the FIFA Organizing Committee about his inspirational story from the refugee camp to the Canadian national team.
"I was born in a refugee camp in Ghana. It was a difficult time. But when I was 5 years old, a country called Canada accepted us."
"I am 17 years old today and I am a member of the Canadian national team. I am proud to be a Canadian citizen. My dream is to represent my country in the World Cup. Of course, it would be better if I could play in Edmonton."
"People in North America have always welcomed me. If you give us a chance, I believe they will welcome you as well."
Alfonso's short one-minute speech gave a lot of points to the three North American countries' bids. Perhaps many people felt the purest charm of football in his words.
As his mentor Robinson said: If you want to know why you play this game, you should read Alfonso's story.