Youngest debuts in club history
On Sunday Whitecaps FC BMO Academy product Kamron Habibullah made his MLS debut at the tender age of 17-years-old.
A midfielder/forward with plenty of upside, Kamron Habibullah was signed to an MLS Homegrown contract in April 2021 after spending the duration of the preseason with the first team. He may be added to the first-team roster upon the availability of roster spots.
'21: Habibullah made three appearances off the bench in his first season as a professional. The ‘Caps Homegrown made his debut on May 2 against Colorado Rapids.
WHITECAPS FC BMO ACADEMY
'16-'20: Habibullah first joined the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System at age 12 in 2016. Over three seasons playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy from U-16 to U-19, Habibullah amassed 21 goals in 58 appearances. He put in strong performances with the U-15s at the 2018 Rotterdam Cup in the Netherlands, and on a trip to Spain where he scored a winning goal against Real Madrid Academy. He also excelled with the U-17s at the 2019 Generation adidas Cup, netting four goals. As a young player in 2018 and 2019, Habibullah faced international club competition during trips with the Whitecaps FC Development Squad to Mexico, England, and South Korea.
Habibullah represented Canada’s U-17 men’s national team in 2019, scoring three goals during qualifying and then starting twice and making three appearances later that year at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Habibullah played at South Burnaby Metro Club, Burnaby Selects, and Mountain United FC, and was a part of the BC Soccer Provincial Program.
Habibullah was born in Uzbekistan in 2003 after his father Muhibullah emigrated to Tashkent from Afghanistan at age 16 and met his mother, Gavkhar. The family moved to British Columbia in 2005.