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Téclaire Bille

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Téclaire Bille
Personal information
Full name Téclaire Bille Esono
Date of birth (1988-07-07)7 July 1988
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Date of death 15 December 2010(2010-12-15) (aged 22)
Place of death Edéa, Cameroon
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Caïman d'Akwa
Ngondi Nkam de Yabassi
Louves Minprof de Yaoundé
Bellas Artes
National team
2008–2010 Equatorial Guinea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Téclaire Bille Esono (7 July 1988 – 15 December 2010) was an Equatoguinean footballer. She played at a club level for Bellas Artes, and for the Equatorial Guinea women's national football team.

Early life

Bille, who was born in Douala, Cameroon and immigrated later to Equatorial Guinea.



She played as defender during her career in Cameroon, and for Equatorial Guinean club side Bellas Artes.[1]


She played for the Equatorial Guinea women's national football team, and was a member of the team that lost in the final 4-2 against Nigeria in the 2010 African Women's Championship. This result qualified Equatorial Guinea for the following year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.[2]


She was killed, alongside her eldest brother and Pablo Boyas on December 15, 2010 in a traffic accident between Yaoundé and Douala in Cameroon.[1][2] At the time of her death, she had already begun to prepare for the 2011 Women's World Cup.[1] The Nigerian Football Federation released a statement consoling the player's death, saying that she performed "with verve and vivacity, commitment and passion".[3]


Equatorial Guinea


  1. ^ a b c "Décès de l'équato-guinéenne Bille Esono". RTBF (in French). 15 December 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Equatorial Guinea player killed". BBC Sport. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ Adewuyi, Lolade (17 December 2010). "Nigeria Console Equatorial Guinea After Player's Death". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
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