Sam Adekugbe

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Sam Adekugbe
Personal information
Full name Samuel A. Adekugbe
Date of birth (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2004 AFC Clayton
2004–2009 Calgary Foothills Saints
2009–2011 Calgary Foothills Rapids
2011–2013 Whitecaps FC Residency
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 3 (0)
2013– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (0)
National team
Canada U18
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 28, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel A. Adekugbe (born January 16, 1995) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.



On August 28, 2013, Adekugbe signed a generation adidas homegrown contract with MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps FC, making him the seventh homegrown signing in club history.[1] He made his professional debut on October 27 in the final game of the 2013 season which ended in a 3–0 victory over Colorado Rapids.[2]


Adekugbe was part of Canada's under-18 squad for the 2013 COTIF U-20 tournament from August 11 to 21.[1] He also received his first call up to the senior men's national team for friendlies against Mauritania on September 8 and 10. However, he did not feature in any of the matches.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He lived in England until 10, when his family moved to Canada.[4] His parents were both born in London too, but his grandparents were from Nigeria.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Whitecaps FC add Homegrown defender Sam Adekugbe to MLS roster". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Devji, Farhan (27 October 2013). "Camilo hat-trick carries Vancouver Whitecaps FC to 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids in 2013 season finale". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canada names large squad for first camp under Floro". Canada Soccer. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Michael Petrasso profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Weber, Marc (12 April 2012). "GOAL!: Q&A with Whitecaps residency player Sam Adekugbe". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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