Théodore Nzue Nguema

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Théodore Zué Nguema
Personal information
Birth name Teodoro Nsue Nguema Nchama [lower-alpha 1] [1]
Date of birth(1973-11-09)9 November 1973
Place of birth Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea [1]
Date of death 5 May 2022(2022-05-05) (aged 48)
Place of death Bata, Equatorial Guinea
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
1990 Santé Sports d'Oyem
1991–1995 USM Libreville
1996–1997 Mbilinga FC
1997–1998 Angers 28 (4)
1998–1999 ES Zarzis
1999–2001 Braga 8 (0)
2001–2004 Libreville
2004–2007 Téléstar
National team
1995–2005 Gabon 77 (23 [2] )
Teams managed
2012 Real Castel
2015–2019 AD Mongomo / Futuro Kings
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Théodore Zué Nguema (9 November 1973 – 5 May 2022) was a professional football player and manager. He played as a striker. Born in Equatorial Guinea, he represented the Gabon national team between 1995 and 2005, scoring 23 goals in 77 appearances.


Club career

Originally from Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, [3] Nguema moved to Oyem, Gabon (37km east of Mongomo) [1] and began playing football in local club Santé Sports d'Oyem. [4] He later played for fellow Gabonese sides USM Libreville and Mbilinga FC, for Angers SCO in France, for ES Zarzis in Tunisia, for S.C. Braga in Portugal [5] and for FC 105 Libreville and Téléstar back in Gabon.

International career

Nguema has also played for Gabon national team and participated at the 2000 African Cup of Nations where they were eliminated in the group stages. He played for the side that finished third at the 2005 CEMAC Cup. [6]

Managerial career

After his playing retirement, Nguema returned back to Mongomo and managed Real Castel and Estrellas del Futuro (later known as Futuro Kings FC).


Nguema died on 5 May 2022 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. [7] [8]


  1. This name uses Fang people from Equatorial Guinea naming customs: his surname is Nsue , his father's surname is Nguema and his mother's surname is Nchama. The surnames are chosen by their respective parents.

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  2. Théodore Nzué Nguéma - International Goals
  3. Yatoumba, Ismaël (19 July 2021). "Football/« Je suis en Guinée Equatoriale, mon cœur est toujours au Gabon »". Gabon All Sport (in French). Retrieved 2 January 2022. After my glory years with the Gabon national team, I now live in Mongomo, where I have been made very welcome by my family here.
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