HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown player on August 28, 2013. Loaned to Brighton & Hove Albion on July 15, 2016 through July 2017.
The Homegrown fullback is one of Vancouver's rising stars. A two-way defender, the Canadian international appears poised to emerge as a starting option in the Whitecaps backline. Sidelined by injury during stretches of the 2015 season, the English-born Adekugbe will make a push to be a regular starter moving forward.
INTERNATIONAL: Adekugbe made his debut for the Canadian national team in a World Cup qualifier against Belize on Sept. 8, 2015. He previously represented the Canadians at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in 2015, and entered the youth ranks for his country in 2012.
NOTES: Born in London, England, Adekugbe grew up in Manchester until his family moved to Calgary, Alberta when he was nine...won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with the Whitecaps, the club's first Voyageur's Cup.