Bill Tchato

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Bill Tchato
Personal information
Full name Bill Jackson Tchato Mbiayi
Date of birth (1975-05-14) 14 May 1975 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth M'Biam, Cameroon
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Caen 18 (0)
1996–1998 Valence 69 (6)
1998–2000 Nice 70 (3)
2000–2003 Montpellier 63 (0)
2003–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 55 (1)
2005–2006 Nice 24 (0)
2006–2008 Qatar SC 13 (0)
2008–2010 Al-Khor 18 (0)
2010–2011 Strasbourg 19 (1)
2011–2012 Sapins
National team
2000–2008 Cameroon[3] 46 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Bill Jackson Tchato Mbiayi (born 14 May 1975) is a Cameroonian footballer who played as a defender. He played for Caen, Valence, Nice, Montpellier, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Qatar SC, Al-Khor and Strasbourg[4] and Sapins. Tchato represented Cameroon at international level, making 46 appearances over an eight-year period, scoring one goal.

Club career[edit]

Tchato began his career in France with Caen in 1995,[5] and made 18 league appearances in his debut season which ended with the club being promoted to Division 1 as champions. He was transferred to Valence in 1996, where he made 69 league appearances and scored six goals over the next two years.[5] In 1998, he joined Nice, scoring three goals in 70 league appearances during his time with the club.[5] Tchato was signed by Montpellier in 2000 and he helped them gain promotion to Division 1 in his first season. He made 63 league appearances for the club before moving to Germany in 2003 to play for Bundesliga side1. FC Kaiserslautern.[6] In 2005, he returned to Nice for one season and then moved to the Middle East to play for Qatar SC.[6] Two years later, he joined Al-Khor. Tchato returned to France in 2010 with Championnat National team Strasbourg.[7] A year later, having seen Strasbourg relegated due to financial problems, Tchato moved to Gabon to join First Division club Sapins.[8]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Cameroon national team in 2000.[9] He represented his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup,[10] and the African Cup of Nations in the same year, which Cameroon won. Tchato appeared in two FIFA Confederations Cup competitions, in 2001 and 2003.[10] He also played in the 2004 and 2008 African Cup of Nations, where Cameroon were defeated by Egypt in the final.

Personal life[edit]

Born in M'Biam, Tchato moved to Europe at a young age with his parents, who worked for the Embassy of Cameroon in Paris, and subsequently in London.[11]


  1. ^ "La fiche de Bill Tchato". L'Équipe. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Bill Tchato". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ Bill Jackson Tchato Mbiayi - International Appearances
  4. ^ Bill Tchato. Racing Stub. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Bill Tchato". L'Équipe. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Bill Tchato Mbiayi". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Bill Tchato vers la signature?". Foot National. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Arrivée de Bill Tchato au FC Sapins (D1), et contact "très avancé" avec Pierre Womé Lend" Archived 20 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Les Pantheres. 13 November 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Bill Tchato". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Bill Tchato". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  11. ^ Nana, Walter Wilson (9 January 2008). "Player profiles: Indomitable Lions". Africa News. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.

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