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Full name  Samuel Adegbenro
2015–  Viking
Playing position  Midfielder
Years  Team
Height  1.80 m

Number  26
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Nigeria
Name  Samuel Adegbenro
Current team  Viking FK

Date of birth  (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20)

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Samuel Adeniyi Adegbenro (born 3 December 1995) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a winger for Eliteserien side Rosenborg.


A fast and skillful player able to operate at both flanks, Adegbenro can play in the center as well; as an attacking midfielder or striker. At Rosenborg he mainly plays as a left winger in a 4-3-3 formation.

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Adegbenro was born in Osogbo, Osun State. He started his career at local team Prime before switching to Kwara United.

Adegbenro got ranked as the club's most valuable player by Kwesi United general manager, Alhaji Haruna Maigidasanma, after the first half of the 2014 season.


After impressing at trials ealier that winter, Adegbenro moved to Norwegian Premier League club Viking alongside fellow Nigerian, Suleiman Abdullahi, signing a four-year contract 5 February 2015.

Adegbenro made his debut for Viking on 6 April 2015 against Mjøndalen; they lost the game, 1–0. Adegbenro scored his first goal in Eliteserien against Molde at home, a match which Viking won by 2-1. Adegbenro, accompanied by Suleiman Abdullahi, made a great impact to the team throughout the 2015 season. Making 24 appearances this season, Adegbenro scored 5 goals and assisted another 5.

He was awarded William Danielsen's memory goblet for his debut season at Viking's annual meeting 15 March 2016.

The 2016 season resulted in 28 appearances, 3 goals and 1 assist.


On 15 August 2017 Adegbenro moved to Rosenborg, signing a four and a half-year contract. Two days later he scored on his debut after coming off the bench securing Rosenborg a 1-0 away win versus Ajax in the first leg of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League play-off round. In the second leg a week later, Adegbenro helped Rosenborg reach the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League group stage by scoring twice in a 3-2 win at home, making it 4-2 on aggregate.

Career statistics

As of 17 September 2017


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