Press Release

Portland Timbers acquire defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma

Bill Tuiloma

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has signed defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma. He will be added to the Timbers’ roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.

Tuiloma, 22, joins the Timbers with 65 appearances in New Zealand and France since beginning his professional career at 16 years of age with Waitakere United in 2011. Tuiloma made his first-team debut for Olympique de Marseille on Feb. 7, 2015, becoming the first New Zealand-born player to make an appearance in France’s Ligue 1. Most recently, Tuiloma made 22 appearances (22 starts) for Olympique de Marseille II during the 2016-17 campaign, scoring one goal.

At the international level, Tuiloma has made 20 appearances for the New Zealand National Team since making his senior team debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 15, 2013. In the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Tuiloma made three appearances, featuring against Portugal, Mexico and Russia.  

Transaction: Portland Timbers sign defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma on July 26, 2017.

Bill Tuiloma
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Born: March 27, 1995, in Otahuhu, New Zealand
Last Club: Olympique de Marseille
College: n/a
Citizenship: New Zealand
Acquired: Signed on July 26, 2017