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Full name  Teclaire Bille Esono
Name  Teclaire Bille
Place of birth  Douala, Cameroon
Role  Footballer
Place of death  Edea, Cameroon
Position  Defender
Playing position  Defender


Date of birth  (1988-07-07)7 July 1988
Date of death  15 December 2010(2010-12-15) (aged 22)
Died  December 15, 2010, Edea, Cameroon

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.

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Early life

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

Club

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

International

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.

Death

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

Honours

Equatorial Guinea
  • African Women's Championship: Winner in 2008 and runner-up in 2010
  • References

    Téclaire Bille Wikipedia


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