• International footballer sees TV series set in Vancouver • ‘It’s quite surreal. I can see myself being in it and enjoying it’
Bayern Munich’s 17-year-old international footballer Alphonso Davies has launched a NFT series, in which he speaks about his life and career in the Vancouver market.
“It was fun filming it,” the Canadian, who had recently begun training with Bayern, said about the latest 13-part series, in which he visits Vancouver restaurants and draws inspiration from his favourite rapper.
“We visited people, I got to take pictures, hang out with my family, hang out with a few fans. We went to shoot some music videos. It was a lot of fun.”
The “entertainment and discussion series” is broadcast on GreaterVancouver.com and comes ahead of Davies’ entry into Bayern’s second team next season.
“I’m talking to the manager about setting up something like that in the future,” said Davies. “So it’s quite surreal. I can see myself being in it and enjoying it.”
Bayern confirmed that Davies will play in the second team, after playing youth games against second-division sides this season.
“He has a lot of potential, and this isn’t his first time being on a pitch and playing,” said Bayern youth coach Kai Brucker. “This means he’s in very good condition, and he has the ability to become a highly-rated Bundesliga player.”
Davies, who was born in Vancouver and started his football education in Canada, was touted to become the world’s youngest professional player when he signed his first professional contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Although the contract did not guarantee Davies first-team football, his agent felt it was a good start. This has since led to a contract with Bayern.