Player Details


Sunday Stephen


5' 11"


163 lbs

Date of Birth

9.17.1988 (35)


Lagos, Nigeria


Career Summary

Option declined following 2018 season.

A skilled, athletic midfielder, “Sunny” primarily plays in a box-to-box role, but he’s able to slot in as a defensive mid, too. 

INTERNATIONAL: Born in Nigeria, Sunny represented Spain at the youth level, appearing with the country’s U-19, U-20 and U-21 national teams. He eventually switched allegiances back to Nigeria, earning his lone career senior national team cap in 2010.

OUTSIDE MLS: Spent time with eight different teams in 11 seasons before joining RSL. He originally signed with Polideportivo Ejido in the Spanish second division in 2005, playing two seasons there before moving to Valencia in 2007. He made only 10 appearances for Valencia, spending most of his four years with the club on loan to Osasuna, Betis and Numancia, where he eventually moved permanently in 2011. Made a total of 76 appearances in Spain’s second division before leaving Numancia in 2013, playing for Bnei Sakhnin in Israel, CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria and Alanyaspor in Turkey before coming to RSL.