These are the most talented Canadian soccer players performing in Europe
Canadian sports fans are currently experiencing the rise of their soccer national team as Canada is cruising past fellow North and Central American teams in the qualification to the World Cup in Qatar.
The team is currently undefeated in the final stage of the qualifiers to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Canada only needs 2 points in the last 3 matches at the end of the month to be mathematically qualified for the biggest event in the world of soccer.
And expert betting sites like SBO already make Canada the favorite to qualify for Qatar 2022. Fans can bet on any Canada match on the best betting sites offered by SBO, and if you’re a new client you can even choose among many welcome bonuses that will have you starting your betting experience on the right foot. Betting on sporting events will make your sports watching experience much more immersive and you can even bet on many other sporting disciplines that SBO sites offer.
And of course, one of the main reasons for the success of this team (besides the great work of English coach John Herdman) is the talent of the current squad of players. The Canada National Soccer Team currently boasts the best generation of players that the country has ever seen.
Down below, are some of the names that are having a huge impact in the world of soccer:
Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich:
From escaping the war in Liberia with his parents at the age of 5 to becoming one of the best fullbacks in the world at the age of 21. Alphonso Davies is without a doubt the most talented player in the Canada national team and one of the most interesting young prospects in the world.
He has made his name in one of the biggest soccer clubs in Europe as Bayern Munich is. Davies is a player that impresses soccer analysts thanks to his pace, dribbling ability, and creativity with the ball. A defender with the soul of an attacker. In the national team, he has taken much more responsibility in offensive contributions than what he does with his team in Germany. Proof of this is that he already has 10 goals with Canada in 30 participations with the national team.
Jonathan David – Lille:
Just like Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David arrived in Canada at the age of six, being born in New York City to Haitian parents. And in the same way as the player of Bayern Munich, he is already one of the most exciting prospects in European football at the age of 22.
He plays as a striker in French club Lille. Last season he was a fundamental piece in winning the French league title “Ligue 1”, dethroning the all-star team of Paris Saint-Germain. He scored 13 goals in the past league and already has the same numbers in the actual season. Clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United showed their interest in David according to transfers experts Transfermarkt and it is expected that he will soon make the leap to a European giant this summer.
In the National team, he has the impressive stats of 20 goals in 27 caps and was chosen as the best Canadian player of 2019.
Stephen Eustáquio – Porto:
Stephen Eustáquio took the opposite direction of his teammates David and Davies. He was born in Canada to Portuguese parents and at the age of 7, he moved to his parents’ country.
He’s a defensive midfielder currently playing for FC Porto, one of the biggest clubs in Portugal. Although he is on loan from fellow Portuguese club Paços de Ferreira, it’s expected that Porto will activate the buy-out clause in his contract to make the move permanent. At 25 years of age, Stephen shows the great maturity needed to perform in his position.
Eustáquio has 19 caps in the Canadian national team and has even scored on 3 occasions.
Tajon Buchanan – Club Brugge:
Another soccer talent product of the immigrational processes in Canada. Tajon was born in Brampton, Ontario, and has Jamaican roots. His pace down the flanks is his soccer characteristic that cries for the Jamaican heritage the most.
He has recently signed for Belgian Club Brugge and is taking his first steps in European soccer at the age of 23.
Buchanan has already left his mark in the Canadian national team route to Qatar 2022 having scored against Panama and El Salvador, and he’s expected to provide the necessary support for his fellow attacking teammates.