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This weekend, TSN Soccer’s Twitter account made a little whoopsie when they asked in a poll if 19-year-old Alphonso Davies is already Canada’s greatest soccer player. Obviously we think they meant male soccer player, but before they could correct themselves, Canadian Twitter made sure to let them know who the real MVP is: the legend herself, Christine Sinclair. This is why we love social media.

May 25, 2020
ANDY JACOBSOHN/AP
ANDY JACOBSOHN/AP

The GIST: This weekend, TSN Soccer’s Twitter account made a little whoopsie when they asked in a poll if 19-year-old Alphonso Davies is already Canada’s greatest soccer player. Obviously we think they meant male soccer player, but before they could correct themselves, Canadian Twitter made sure to let them know who the real MVP is: the legend herself, Christine Sinclair. This is why we love social media.

The GOAT: As soon as the now-deleted tweet went live, replies featuring Sinclair’s greatest hits started streaming in. Sinclair has been a soccer star since her debut for the Canadian women’s national team in 2000 at the age of 16 (!!!), and in January she solidified her GOAT status after scoring her 185th international goal to become the world’s leading international goalscorer of all time (we’re talking men and women).

  • She’s up to 186 goals now and has won two NWSL Championships with Portland Thorns FC and, of course, two Olympic medals for Canada (and hopefully a third next summer). She’s also been nominated as the FIFA Player of the Year seven times and named Canadian Player of the Year 14 times. Now that’s a resume.

The kid: Davies is a GOAT in the making. After making his MLS debut with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2016 at the age of 15, Davies joined Bayern Munich (one of the most legendary soccer teams of all time) of Bundesliga in January 2019, and has turned into one of the best midfielders in the world.

  • On Saturday, Davies led Bayern to a 5–2 win, and rumour has it that Real Madrid (pronounced RAY-AL) is looking to poach him. He’s a Canadian superstar, an international phenom and a TikTok legend. We’re pumped to see what his super bright future has in store — but, c’mon, he’s no Christine.