VIDEO: All Whites striker Myer Bevan shares Canada’s Golden Boot award

Out-of-favour All White Myer Bevan has shared the Canada Premier League’s Golden Boot award, scoring 11 goals in Cavalry FC’s march to the regular season title.

Bevan (26) scored in his side’s 3-0 win against Pacific FC on Sunday October 8 (NZT) to become the league’s equal top goalscorer with Atlético Ottawa’s Oliver Bassett.

English-born Bassett (25) also has a New Zealand connection — he played for National League clubs Waitakere United and Team Wellington during a stint between 2018 and 2020.

Bevan’s 11th goal was scored during Cavalry’s last game of its regular season, in which the side topped the league and took the Premier League Shield for the first time since 2019.

Next weekend, Cavalry go into the finals play-off series as the top-seeded team.

Myer Bevan’s career

Bevan’s football journey has seen him play in Canada, Sweden (loan to Husqvarna FF), United States (loan to Fresno FC), South Africa as well as New Zealand (Auckland City and Western Springs).

As a teenager, Auckland-born Bevan joined the Nike Academy in England in 2016 and signed for Canadian club Whitecaps a year later. After a season, he transferred to Vancouver Whitecaps, who played in the Major Soccer League.

He then moved to South African Premier League club TS Galaxy in 2020 before heading home for a national league season with Auckland City.

In 2019, he was the ISPS Handa Premiership’s Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 times for Auckland City.

For the national side, Bevan has scored twice in six full internationals, having also represented New Zealand at U-20 and U-23 levels.

He has dual New Zealand-Canadian citizenship, enabling him to fill a domestic player’s spot on the Cavalry’s roster.

Watch Myer Bevan’s latest goal

Here’s the goal which starts deep in the Cavalry’s own half, a move that sees Bevan feature twice:

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