Alphonso Davies will never forget the year 2022 and CONCACAF ensured that you, and everyone in this part of the soccer world, can’t forget it either.

Davies was named CONCACAF Men’s Player of the Year on Friday night, for the second year in a row.

The Bayern Munich left-back joins Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas as the only other man to have won the award twice — the now Nottingham Forest keeper having earned the honours while leading his country to the World Cup and Real Madrid to Champions League titles.

Helping Canada qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years must’ve felt like winning the Champions League for Davies, something he also did back in the pandemic interrupted 2019/20 season.

Becoming the first man to score for Canada at a men’s World Cup is something that can never be taken away.

Davies played in seven matches for CanMNT in 2022, including all three World Cup games at Qatar 2022. Davies was also a force for Canada in Nations League play, netting a brace in the 4-0 win over Curaçao at BC Place in Vancouver.

Albeit eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Davies’ domestic season has been impressive and could yet end with more trophies in the cabinet, something he’s gotten used to since arriving at Bayern Munich in 2018.

Bayern have a one point lead over Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race after 30 games played this season. The Bavarians have just three games remaining after this weekend’s trip to Werder Bremen.

Jamaica and Manchester City forward Khadija Shaw was named Women’s Player of the Year. She is the first Caribbean player to win the honour. The 26-year-old striker played a huge role in helping Jamaica qualify for their second straight Women’s World Cup. At Man City Shaw scored 15 goals in 19 Women’s Super League games, seven in eight domestic cup games (Women’s FA Cup and FA Women’s League Cup) and two goals in two UEFA Women’s Champions League tilts.