Alphonso Davies Backs His Teammate Jamal Musiala For Future Ballon d’Or

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Bayern Munich right back Alphonso Davies has backed his teammate Jamal Musiala who was denied the chance of winning the Kopa Trophy for this year, to win a Ballon d’Or in the future.

Jamal Musiala who came third on the nomination list has been tipped to win the future ballon d’Or award. Barcelona young starlet Gavi won the Kopa Trophy ahead of the German international on Monday night, October 17, 2022.

For Bayern, Musiala delivered eight goals and eight assists last season as the club won the Bundesliga.

Musiala doing his signatory celebration

After the 2022 Ballon d’Or, the Manager of Bayern Munich Julian Nagelsmann, came out to question the decision of Ballon d’Or to give Barcelona midfielder Gavi the Kopa Trophy ahead of his players, stating that Gavi does not deserve it.

Nagelsmann mentioned Musiala and Jude Bellingham has the two players who had exceptional season and should have been ahead of Gavi.

This is not the first time a Bayern Munich player will be left out of winning a category of the Ballon d’Or. Frank Ribery also suffered the same fate in 2014 where Cristiano Ronaldo beat him to the Ballon d’Or.

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File photo of Musiala and Thiago Carried the Champions League together.

In reaction to Jamal Musiala missing the opportunity to win the Kopa Trophy, his teammate at Bayern, Alphonso Davies tweeted: “They may have denied you of your Kopa Trophy, but they won’t deny you of your future Ballon d’Or”.

Who Is Jamal Musiala?

Jamal Musiala was born on February 26, 2003 and is currently 20 years old. He plays in attacking midfield, as a left winger, for Bayern Munich and Germany.

His height is 1.84m (6 ft and 0 in). He started his career at TSV Lehnrez. He was with the Chelsea youth academy from 2011-2019. Unlike Musiala, he failed to break through into Chelsea’s first team during those eight years.

Jamal Musiala
Musiala celebrating after scoring in the Champions Leagu

He took an opportunity in order to get good playing time by moving to Bayern Munich in 2019, where he established himself as a world-class player.

The German international had made 76 appearances for Bayern and had scored 18 goals in all competitions.

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He was born in Stuttgart, Germany to a Nigerian father and a German mother, but he spent his childhood in England.

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Musiala in action for Bayern Munich

Why Did Jamal Musiala Chose Germany over England?

In a leaked conversation, Jamal Musiala confessed that the former Germany manager and World Cup winner Joachim Low convinced him to play for his motherland, Germany, over England for the remaining time of his career.

Low promised him a regular starting place in the team and a new development for him, who accepted the decision to switch allegiances.

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Musiala with the FIFA Club World Cup

The player was also eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, but he has preferred to play overseas rather than come to Africa. He has a heart for England and also a heart for Germany, his homeland. He however settled for Germany.

Jamal Musiala Parents

The name of the mother is Carolin Musiala, and the father is Daniel Richard. The father belong to the Yoruba tribe. The parents were supportive and caring towards him to an extent. They looked for every possible means to make sure Jamal moved to a better club.

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Carolina and Daniel, a German immigrant who had settled in England, were married in the early 2000s.

Jamal is the oldest of her three children, which include a daughter and two sons. Jerrell Musiala and Latisha Musiala are the other two kids.

After being married, the pair briefly resided in Stuttgart before relocating to Fulda so that Carolina could pursue her academic goals.

Jamal Musiala FIFA Rating

With a rating of 81 and an increase of 9+, Jamal Musiala’s prior FIFA 22 rating was 72. Because of his skill with the ball and suitability for a counterattack, his average attacking rate is 67.

His finishing percentage of 76 places him among the top finishers in the German Bundesliga. The midfielder was ranked 83 because he also possesses good finishing ability.

During a Nations League encounter against England on September 26, 2022, Jamal Musiala flaunted his dribbling skills as he cemented his place in the German national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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