ST. JOHN’S, Canada— A sextuplet of silverware for Alphonso Davies and the German giants.
While the match itself took place in 2021, the tournament was delayed into the new year only due to COVID concerns.
The Bavarians' domination began domestically, taking home the league title (Bundesliga) for the eighth consecutive season while adding both German cup contests—the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup—along the way.
Hansi Flick’s side also took control over continental bragging rights, cruising to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup victories, a double they last did back in 2013.
Having also won the Club World Cup back in 2013, this current Bayern team mirrored all the accomplishments of the group from eight years ago while adding the DFL-Supercup as the cherry on top.
In a squad so rich with talent in all areas of the pitch, it can’t be understated how consistent Davies has performed to earn a spot in the starting XI for five of the six finals, settling for a spot on the bench only in the UEFA Super Cup.
Having somewhat fallen out of favour in recent months—thanks in large part due to injury—the Canadian’s strong showing in the Club World Cup could be exactly the type of event to help him regain a regular starting spot.
While the opportunity for a second straight sextuplet has already been wiped out thanks to a shock defeat to 2. Bundesliga team Holstein Kiel in the second round of the DFB-Pokal, the prospect of more trophies in 2021 looks bright for Davies and Bayern.
Currently seven points clear in the Bundesliga table and into the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen thanks to an undefeated group stage run, 2021 has the makings of another year full of hardware for world football’s most dominant club and Canada’s most exciting male footballer.