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El Paso Brings Aboard English Winger Sonupe

By Staff, 12/16/21, 12:16PM EST


Former Tottenham Hotspur Academy player signs with Locomotive FC for 2022 season

New El Paso Locomotive FC midfielder Emmanuel Sonupe came up through the Tottenham Hotspur Academy before signing professional terms with the club to start his career.

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Wednesday it had signed midfielder Emmanuel Sonupe for the 2022 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. Sonupe is the first new player added to the Locomotive FC roster as the team prepares for its fourth Championship campaign.

The 25-year-old joins El Paso having previously competed professionally in his native England. Sonupe began his youth career in the Tottenham Hotspur Academy in the English Premier League, playing three seasons in the Academy from 2012 to 2014. At the end of his Academy career, Sonupe signed professional terms with Spurs before going on loan with St. Mirren FC in the Scottish Premiership, making four appearances. In 2016, the London native joined Northampton Town in EFL League One making one appearance before going on loan and ultimately signing fulltime with Kidderminster Harriers where he made 41 appearances and 11 goals over two seasons.

Following his time with the Harriers, Sonupe joined Stevenage for two seasons, making 41 appearances and four goals. For the 2020-21 season, Sonupe took his talents to Yeovil Town where he found two goals in 15 appearances until most recently making seven appearances with Dartford FC. In addition to his extensive young career with English clubs, Sonupe has earned three caps with the England U-16s and U-18s, earning a goal with the elder team.

As the first new player to the Locomotive roster, Sonupe brings a tremendous amount of speed and creativity to the midfield while adding width to the Locomotive system as a right-footed winger.

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