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Jason Mayélé
Personal information
Full name Jason Nono Mayélé
Date of birth 4 January 1976
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Date of death 2 March 2002(2002-03-02) (aged 26)
Place of death Bussolengo, Italy
Height 1.80 m
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Brunoy
1993–1999 Châteauroux 159 (32)
1999–2001 Cagliari 47 (1)
2001–2002 Chievo 10 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Congo DR 10 (5)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jason Nono Mayélé (4 January 1976 – 2 March 2002) was a Congolese professional footballer who played as a forward.

Career

Mayélé played as a striker or winger and was a member of the Chievo team that qualified for Europe in their first Serie A season which he was signed in October. He had represented his country at the African Cup of Nations. Previously he had played for Cagliari in Italy and LB Châteauroux in France.

Death

Mayélé died in a car accident at the age of 26. His car collided with another while he was attempting to catch the Chievo team bus for a match against Parma. He was taken to hospital in Verona by helicopter, but he died of injuries sustained.

Since his death, his shirt number of 30 has been retired in his honour by Chievo.

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