Samuel Adekugbe

16 January 1995
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
London, ENG
178 cm
Where they grew up
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
42 Appearances
23 Starts
1 Goals
4 Assists


Samuel Adekugbe

Samuel Adekugbe... soccer family (brother Elijah, sister Ruth)... both of his parents Ben and Dee were born in London, ENG... he was three years old when his family moved from London to Manchester; he was 10 years old when his family moved from Manchester to Calgary... grew up playing soccer and tennis... he was three years old when he started playing soccer with Manchester United’s Grassroots program... he also played as a youth with Manchester’s AFC Clayton and Calgary’s Foothills SC... enjoys video games, tennis, hanging out with friends and family... growing up, favourites included Ashley Cole, Marcelo, Manchester City... other favourites included Roger Federer, Andy Murray...

represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)... won a Concacaf Silver Medal with Canada (2022-23 Nations League)...

club career in England, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Turkey... with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a Canadian Championship winner (Voyageurs Cup in 2015)... with Galatasaray SK, a Süper Lig winner (2022-23)...

part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 15 November 2021 ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match one day later in Edmonton (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at a training session)...

attended the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver...

For Country

he was 17 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program in 2012 with coach Robert Gale... represented Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship in Montego Bay, JAM...

he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 8 September 2015... represented Canada in 2015-16 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers... represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

represented Canada in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying... represented Canada in 2019 Concacaf Nations League A... helped Canada finish first in 2021-22 Concacaf / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Canada qualified for Qatar 2022)... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 30 January 2022 in Hamilton... represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

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