Sam Adekugbe Parents And Siblings

by Manisha Sat Aug 05 2023 Updated On Tue Mar 26 2024
Sam Adekugbe Parents And Siblings

Sam Adekugbe is a professional football player who currently plays for Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps FC

He was born in England, but he has Canadian citizenship. He is also part of the Canadian men's national football team

His father is Ben Adekugbe, and his mother is Dee Adekugbe. Both of his parents are pastors. 

His parents are from Nigeria, but they shifted to England before he was born, and they moved to Western Canada

He has four siblings, including three sisters, Elijah Adekugbe, Debbie Adekugbe, and Abigail Adekugbe and a brother, Ruth Adekugbe

His brother is also a professional football player. 

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His mother was over the moon watching her son play in the World Cup

During one of the matches, Canada vs. Belgium, in the World Cup, Sam didn't start early but eventually came in as a substitute. 

Although they lost the match, his mother's reaction to seeing her son play in the World Cup won millions of hearts.

An adorable video was posted on Instagram where Sam's mother, Dee Adekugbe, was seen pointing at the television and saying my son is in the World Cup, jumping with joy and thanking god for making it happen. 

His mother has been there for him at every minute of his life, his every tournament, so it was a huge moment for her to watch her little boy make it big.

Sam Adekugbe wants to make his mama proud
Sam Adekugbe wants to make his mama proud. Source: Instagram 
Sam Adekugbe with his mother
Sam Adekugbe with his mother. Source: Instagram 

Is Sam married?

Sam is not married and does not have a wife yet. He seems to be single as of now.


Sam is 29 years old. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He weighs around 75 kg

Net worth

His net worth is estimated to be $1-5 million. He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a professional footballer. 

Sam shared his experience with the FIFA World Cup

Sam represented Canada in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

He shared that when he went to the World Cup, everything around him was about the World Cup, and at that moment, he realized that it was time to show and play. 

He said he wanted to play in the biggest stadium against top players. 

He felt the World Cup is the biggest occasion in the world, and people around the globe will see them. 

He added he loved taking challenges, and he had full faith in his team, and was hopeful that they would create something special in the World Cup tournament. 

He said it was not an easy journey to make it to the Canadian national team. He shared he had to travel on the bus on a snowy day for his training. 

He shared he was not able to afford nice boots so he played with boots that didn't even fit him. 

He said playing in the FIFA World Cup made him realize how far he has come as a player. He was grateful to play on such a big platform. 

He shared that his team has come with a winning mentality, and they have trained themselves in very rough weather. 

He said he felt confident with his teammates and wanted to bring Canada to the world stage. He asked the fans to enjoy and support their journey.

Sam talked about how he started playing football

Sam said his father wanted him and his brother to play football. So they played football all across the streets of their house. 

He said they were playing little league. He says he was once chased by a dog while playing football on the street. 

That is how he started playing football. He said he started his playing journey from Calgary

He said their coach recommended they join a better team. He said the more he played football, the more he fell in love with the sport. 

He said when he was seven, he was clear that he wanted to become a professional footballer in the future. 

He shared that when he was in grade five, he wrote about his dream of becoming a footballer in the yearbook. 

He said his mother has that yearbook, and he finds it funny reading it and realizing that he is living the dream he dreamt of when he was little. 

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