Samuel Adeniran: Who is Nigerian who won USA MLS Goal of the Matchday?

Samuel Adeniran: Who is Nigerian who won USA MLS Goal of the Matchday?
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In a thrilling match against Austin FC, St. Louis City SC secured a commanding 6-3 victory, with an exceptional performance from Samuel Adeniran, a dynamic player boasting Nigerian origins.

Adeniran made an impactful entry as a substitute, leaving an indelible mark on the game by netting two crucial goals in the second half.

One of his standout moments was a display of audacious skill, as he expertly executed a poked finish with the outside of his left foot, leaving the opposition astonished.

Adeniran's contributions resonated strongly with the fans, earning him an impressive 51.1% of the fan vote, a testament to his growing popularity and significance within the team.

Samuel Adeniran profile

Born on September 30, 1998, in Houston, Texas, Samuel Oluwabukunmi Adeniran is an American professional football player with Nigerian roots known for his remarkable career as a forward.

Standing tall at 1.96 meters (6 feet 5 inches), he possesses a commanding presence on the field, matched with exceptional skills.

Full name Samuel Oluwabukunmi Adeniran
Date of birth September 30, 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Houston, Texas, United States
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Forward

Samuel Adeniran career

Stepping onto the global stage

Adeniran's professional football journey began overseas as he embarked on a quest to develop his talents. He kick-started his career with Leganés B in Spain, demonstrating his commitment to the sport.

His hunger for experience led him to pursue loan spells, first at Guadalajara, a fourth-tier Spanish side, and later at Segunda División B team Castellón. Despite not making appearances for the latter, these experiences contributed to his growth as a player.


In 2019, Adeniran sought new horizons in Germany, joining fifth-tier team Kickers Emden. A further stint at fourth-tier club Atlas Delmenhorst continued to shape his skills.

Yet, Adeniran's aspirations took him in a different direction. In January of an undisclosed year, he expressed a desire to leave Germany and head to the United States to pursue his MLS dreams.


March 15, 2021, marked a significant chapter in Adeniran's career as he signed with USL Championship side Tacoma Defiance. His debut on May 16, 2021, against Orange County SC showcased his potential as a game-changer.

His dedication earned him a permanent spot with the Seattle Sounders FC first-team roster on December 14, 2021. A subsequent loan to USL Championship's San Antonio FC allowed him to further hone his skills during the 2022 season.

St. Louis calling

December 15, 2022, brought a new chapter as Adeniran made his way to St. Louis City SC. The trade, involving $100,000 of General Allocation Money, showcased the value he brought to the table.

Adeniran's journey from Spain to Germany and then to the United States is a testament to his determination, adaptability, and unwavering passion for the sport.

Samuel Adeniran stats

Years Team Apps Goals
2018–2019 Leganés B 0 0
2018 Guadalajara (loan) 14 7
2019 Castellón (loan) 0 0
2019–2020 Kickers Emden 13 6
2020–2021 Atlas Delmenhorst 7 2
2021 Tacoma Defiance 30 13
2021–2022 Seattle Sounders 3 0
2022 Tacoma Defiance (loan) 8 2
2022 San Antonio FC (loan) 23 12
2023– St. Louis City 10 5
2023 San Antonio FC (loan) 7 4

Samuel Adeniran market value

Samuel's current market value is €600k, which is his highest.

  • Ranked number 10.154 among all players worldwide
  • Ranked number 486 among all players of the MLS
  • Ranked number 20 among all players at St. Louis City
  • Ranked number 209 among all players from United States
  • Ranked number 1.437 among all players playing as “Centre-Forward”
  • Ranked number 888 among all players born 1998.

Samuel Adeniran net worth

Samuel's net worth as of August 2023 is $2.13 million.

Samuel Adeniran salary

Adeniran's salary: Weekly – $1,643 | Annual – $85,444.

Samuel Adeniran wife

Adeniran's Marital Status: Not married.

Samuel Adeniran children

Adeniran does not have children.

Samuel Adeniran parents

Samuel Adeniran's parents, both of Nigerian descent, are Samuel Adeniran Sr. (father) and Omotayo Adeniran (mother).

Samuel Adeniran siblings

Esther Adeniran is his sister.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.