TORONTO – Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky were named Canada Soccer Player of the Month in February.

TORONTO – Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky were named Canada Soccer Player of the Month in February.

Bayern Munich’s Davies was the first Canadian to win the FIFA Club World Cup, while Zadorsky played every minute of the Canadian season in the SheBelieves Cup.

Davies started the victories of Bayern against the Egyptian Al Ahly SC in the semifinals and against the Mexican Tigres in the final in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

In the Bundesliga, the 20-year-old from Edmonton scored a goal to support the leading Bayern rally in a 3-3 draw against Arminia Bielefeld. He also played in the first leg of the Champions League round against the Italian Lazio -16 tie.

Zadorsky anchored the Canadian defense at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. The 28-year-old from London, Ontario, who plays club football for England’s Tottenham, has teamed up with several younger center-backs in the absence of veteran Kadeisha Buchanan, who stayed with her club Lyon in France.

In other Canadian news in February:

– Scott Arfield and Rangers reached the last 16 of the Europa League while finishing first in the Scottish Premier League.

– David Wotherspoon helped St. Johnstone FC win the Scottish League Cup.

– Jonathan David scored three goals when Lille OSC finished first in French Ligue 1.

– Goalkeeper Milan Borjan set a club record with his 51st appearance for Red Star Belgrade in UEFA club competitions while keeping Red Star first in the Serbian league.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH:

February 2021 – Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky

January 2021 – Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence

This Canadian press report was first published on March 3, 2021

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