|Full name||Samuel A. Adekugbe|
|Date of birth||January 16, 1995|
|Place of birth||London, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|2004–2009||Calgary Foothills Saints|
|2009–2011||Calgary Foothills Rapids|
|2011–2013||Whitecaps FC Residency|
|2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23||3||(0)|
|2013–||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||14||(0)|
|2015||→ Whitecaps FC 2 (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 1, 2016.
Samuel A. "Sam" Adekugbe (born January 16, 1995) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer and Canada U20 internationally, although he was eligible to represent England, Nigeria and Canada, he elected to represent Canada in a World Cup Qualifier against Belize in September 2015.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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. 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.
Adekugbe was eligible to represent England, Nigeria or Canada internationally. In 2012 he was quoted saying he dreamed of playing for England at Wembley, however he only represented Canada at youth level and now at the senior level.
Adekugbe was part of Canada's U-18 squad for the 2013 COTIF U-20 tournament from August 11 to 21. After a successful 2014 campaign with Vancouver, Adekugbe was called up to the U20 squad by coach Rob Gale on November 7, 2014. He made his debut for the side against England on November 12 in a 1-1 draw. In January 2015 he would participate with Canada in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Adekugbe received his first call up to the Canada senior national team for friendlies against Mauritania on September 8 and 10. However, he did not feature in either match. Sam was played as a sub in the second leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Canada and Belize, cap-tying him to the Canadian senior team.
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