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Alphonso Davies was delighted with the turnout at his fundraiser for a local children's hospital. - © /
Alphonso Davies was delighted with the turnout at his fundraiser for a local children's hospital. - © /
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Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies doing his bit for local children's hospital

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Accustomed to leaving opposition defenders trailing in his wake in his day job, Alphonso Davies brought a different kind of sauce to his hometown of Edmonton on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Stollery Children's Hospital.

The Bayern Munich and Canada star spent seven hours meeting and greeting fans at the Burger Daddy restaurant, which debuted his very own 'Phonzy Burger with the special 19 sauce'.

Half the day's takings went to the Stollery Children's Hospital, while 50 percent of proceeds from the sale of Davies' signature patty on the 19th of every month - 19 being his jersey number - will also be donated to the children's charity.

"I'm happy that they're able to come out and come see me. I'm happy to meet my fans and meet my Edmontonians and I'm grateful for this," Davies told CTV Edmonton.

"I just want to give back to my community. The Stollery helps a lot of families, a lot of kids, and I just want to give back to them.

"These kids need help, and I'm able to help. So I try to do it in a way that I know how to."

Davies has long been in the habit of giving back.

During the summer 2021 heatwave that gripped parts of western Canada, he donated bottled water, sun screen and other hot-weather essentials.

The 21-year-old also helped the Canadian Government launch their Together for Learning campaign, before connecting with three young refugees in Liberia, Canada and Germany, in a video launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

He subsequently became the first footballer in history to be named a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

It's a cause close to his heart.

Davies' family left Liberia for Ghana as refugees before emigrating to Canada when the player was five years old, eventually settling in Edmonton.

After an historic spell at Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, Davies joined Bayern in January 2019 and has since blossomed into one of the most exciting young players in Europe's top five leagues.

Watch: Alphonso Davies - Canadian superstar

The 2021/22 season marked Davies' third full campaign with Bayern, for whom he has made 115 competitive appearances, winning four Bundesliga titles and an unprecendeted sextuple. He also played a key role in helping Canada qualify for their first FIFA World Cup since 1986.