|Full name||Samuel Ayomide Adekugbe|
|Date of birth||January 16, 1995|
|Place of birth||London, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2004–2009||Calgary Foothills Saints|
|2009–2011||Calgary Foothills Rapids|
|2011–2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23||3||(0)|
|2015–2016||Whitecaps FC 2||6||(0)|
|2013–2017||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||16||(0)|
|2016–2017||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||1||(0)|
|2017||→ IFK Göteborg (loan)||9||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 1, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 11, 2019
Samuel Ayomide Adekugbe (born January 16, 1995) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a left back for Vålerenga in the Norwegian Eliteserien. He has represented Canada at the under-18, under-20, and senior levels.
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.
Brighton & Hove Albion loan
During Winter 2015, Adekugbe was invited to train at English Football League Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion. On July 15, 2016, Adekugbe transferred to Brighton on a season-long loan deal agreement, initially linking up with the club's development squad. On August 9, 2016, Adekugbe started in the 4–0 victory over Colchester United in the 2016–17 EFL Cup. On August 23, 2016, Adekugbe scored his first professional goal in a 4-2 victory over Oxford United in the second round of the 2016–17 EFL Cup.
On January 14, 2017 Adekugbe started his first Championship game in a 2–0 defeat against Preston North End.
IFK Göteborg loan
Adekugbe joined Allsvenskan club IFK Göteborg on loan on July 25, 2017 for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy for the club. He made his debut against IFK Norrköping in a 4-1 win on July 30.
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 has represented Canada at youth and 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.
- As of December 1, 2019
|Club||Season||League||Playoffs[a]||Domestic Cup[b]||League Cup[c]||Continental[d]||Total|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23||2013||PDL||3||0||1||0||–||–||–||4||0|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||2013||MLS||1||0||–||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Whitecaps FC 2||2015||USL||2||0||–||–||–||–||2||0|
|Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||2016-17||Championship||1||0||–||2||0||2||1||–||5||1|
|IFK Göteborg (loan)||2017||Allsvenskan||9||0||–||1||0||–||–||10||0|
|Vålerenga 2||2018||2. divisjon||1||0||–||–||–||–||1||0|
- As of September 11, 2019
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