Albert Ebossé Bodjongo

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Albert Ebossé Bodjongo
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Personal information
Full name Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika
Date of birth (1989-10-06)6 October 1989
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Date of death 23 August 2014(2014-08-23) (aged 24)
Place of death Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Coton Sport FC
2010–2011 Unisport Bafang
2011–2012 Douala AC 10 (9)
2012–2013 Perak FA 16 (11)
2013–2014 JS Kabylie 41 (21)
Total 67 (41)
National team
2009 Cameroon U20

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 24 August 2014 (EST).

† Appearances (Goals).

Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika (6 October 1989 – 23 August 2014[1]) was a Cameroonian football player who played in Cameroon, Malaysia and Algeria.


Bodjongo played with his hometown club Douala Athletic Club, a club in MTN Elite Two, Cameroon's National Second Division. He also played for Coton Sport FC and Unisport Bafang in Cameroon.[citation needed]

He was signed by Malaysian club Perak FA on 15 April 2012 as a replacement for outgoing striker Lazar Popović.[2][3] He made his league debut for Perak in a 2–2 draw with Sabah FA on 17 April 2012 and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Terengganu FA on 4 May 2012.

In July 2013, Bodjongo signed for JS Kabylie (JSK).[4] He was the top scorer of the Algerian Championship in 2014 with 17 goals.[5]

Bodjongo reportedly had 6 caps with the Cameroon national football team (mainly with the 'B' team)[citation needed], and had also played for the under-20 team in 2009.


On 23 August 2014, Bodjongo was struck on the head by a projectile thrown by one of the angry JSK fans while the teams were leaving the field at the end of a home game between JSK and USM Alger. The match had ended in a 2–1 defeat, with Bodjongo contributing the sole JSK goal. Bodjongo died a few hours later in hospital by a traumatic brain injury. He was aged 24.[6][7] Following Bodjongo's death, the Algerian Football Federation suspended all football indefinitely and ordered the closure of the 1st November 1954 stadium.[8]

When the league resumed on Week 3 starting 12 September 2014, all matches on that week were preceded with a minute silence in memory of Bodjongo.[9][10]

Subsequent coroners post-mortem results released on 18 December 2014, showed Bodjongo may have died from a severe beating and not from a projectile, which was the initial claim.[11]

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