Adeniran played in three different levels of U.S. Soccer in 2022
St. Louis CITY SC acquired Nigerian forward Samuel Adeniran from Seattle Sounders FC for $100,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money, the club announced today. St. Louis will send up to an additional $100,000 in 2024 GAM if certain performance metrics are met and that Seattle will retain a percentage of a future transfer fee through 2025. Adeniran played in six different competitions while donning three different jerseys in 2022.
“We looked at Samuel for a long time and thought that he could be an asset for our team ahead of the 2023 season", said Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel. “His 6-foot-4 frame boasts a strong striker frame that commands attention and has proven his scoring skills the last two years."
Adeniran, 24, saw action in Concacaf Champions League, MLS regular-season, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, MLS NEXT Pro, USL Championship regular-season and playoffs during the 2022 season. He began the season with four matches across all competitions with Seattle Sounders before being loaned to Tacoma Defiance for eight matches, which included two goals and an assist. Adeniran then was loaned to San Antonio FC for the remainder of the season where he logged 23 matches between regular season and playoffs, tallying 12 goals and two assists.
Adeniran was a key piece during San Antonio FC’s USL Championship title run. The 24-year-old Nigerian forward started all three matches and scored the game-winning goals in both the quarterfinals and the finals. In two seasons at the USL Championship level, he has tallied 53 appearances with 25 goals and four assists.
Prior to returning to the United States, Adeniran began his professional career with Club Deportivo Guadalajara, a fourth-division Spanish team during the 2018-19 season,
Kickers Emden, a fifth-division German squad, at 20 years old in 2019. He tallied six goals and one assist in just 13 matches. Adeniran then joined SV Atlas Delmenhorst, a fourth-division German team, during the 2020-21 season where he recorded one goal and one assist in seven matches.
TRANSACTION: St. Louis CITY SC acquired Nigerian forward Samuel Adeniran from Seattle Sounders FC for $100,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money on December 15, 2022. St. Louis will send up to an additional $100,000 in 2024 GAM if certain performance metrics are met and that Seattle will retain a percentage of a future transfer fee through 2025.
DOB: 9/30/98 (24)
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 201 lbs
Nationality: United States of America
Last Club: Seattle Sounders
2023 St. Louis CITY SC ROSTER (22)
Goalkeeper (1) – Roman Bürki+
Defenders (8) - Center back: Jonathan Bell, Kyle Hiebert, Joakim Nilsson+, Tim Parker, Josh Yaro; Wing back: John Nelson, Jake Nerwinski, Selmir Pidro+
Midfielders (10) - Winger: Rasmus Alm+,_ Aziel Jackson, Isak Jensen+, Tomáš Ostrák+, Celio Pompeu, Max Schneider, Jared Stroud, Indiana Vassilev; Central Mid: Eduard Löwen+, Akil Watts
Forward (2) – João Klauss+, Nico Gioacchini, Samuel Adeniran
Designated Players (2) – Eduard Löwen, João Klauss
+ International player