#47 Mataeo Bunbury
Name: Mataeo Chandler Razario Bunbury
Height: 5’ 11”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthdate: June 13, 2005 (age: 17)
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN
Citizenship: Canadian, American
Previous Club: Sporting Kansas City II (MLS Next Pro)
Birmingham Legion FC announced the signing of forward Mataeo Bunbury on July 8, 2022. In his first season with the club the 17 year old made 13 appearances, got himself a goal, and made 87 passes (80.5% passing accuracy).
“We are excited to bring in Mataeo and add a talent like him to our attacking group,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President & General Manager. “He is a young player with great potential who has also already shown that he has the skills and ability to perform and score goals at the professional level.”
Bunbury joined Birmingham from Sporting Kansas City II, where he had four goals and one assist to his name this season in ten appearances in the MLS Next Pro league, playing primarily as a right winger. He also made seven appearances, including one against Legion FC, last season in the USL Championship.
He joined the Sporting KC Academy in 2020 after two years with the Minnesota United FC Academy and a year with Minneapolis United SC. Bunbury has also registered one appearance with the Canadian National Team’s Under-20 side and spent time with the Under-14 United States Youth Team.
Upon joining SKC, Bunbury became the third member of his family to play for the organization, following his father Alex’s stint with the Kansas City Wizards from 1999-2000, and his older brother Teal, who was drafted by SKC in 2010 and then won the 2021 US Open Cup and 2013 MLS Cup.