Musician Drake has once again sought – and found – to be close to a sports star. This time, however, it was not a basketball player, but a footballer from FC Bayern that the rapper absolutely had to get to know.
Drake is famous as one of the most successful rappers and singers in recent years. The Canadian is also known as a sports super fan.
Whether as the “global ambassador” of his favorite basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, at the tennis tournament in Wimbledon or in the VIP boxes of the stadiums in Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin: Drake is always looking to get close to the greats of the sport.
So also in the night from Wednesday to Thursday. This time, however, the 34-year-old did not send a text message to an NBA icon to congratulate them on a great game – as he often does with LeBron James and Stephen Curry – but a FC Bayern footballer.
As Canada’s national coach John Herdman revealed after the 4-1 victory in World Cup qualification against Panama, Drake contacted Alphonso Davies after the game had ended and asked the Munich full-back to be allowed into the team dressing room.
Drake proudly shared Alphonso Davies’ jersey with over 94 million Instagram followers. (Source: Screenshot Instagram story Drake (champagnepapi))
The winger of the German record champions complied with the request and then gave rap superstar Drake his jersey, in which he scored the 2-1 for Canada against Panama after an unbelievable sprint over the outside lane.
Drake, who proudly shared Davies’ jersey with the Canadian flag in his story with his 94 million Instagram followers, wasn’t the only celebrity who was enthusiastic about the 20-year-old’s performance.
For example, Canada’s former national goalkeeper Greg Sutton compared Davies to the cartoon character Roadrunner because of his unbelievable speed, while former US international striker Jozy Altidore simply stated on Twitter: “The boy is world class.”