Cheick Tiote

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Birthday
21, 1986
Birthplace
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Death Date
Jun 5, 2017 (30)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1986
Birthplace
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Death Date
Jun 5, 2017 (30)

About

Midfielder who played for Newcastle United from 2010 to 2017. He was also a member of the Ivory Coast national team from 2009 to 2015. He passed away at the age of 30 after collapsing during training with his team Beijing Enterprises. 

Before Fame

He went to the Netherlands after playing minor-league soccer in the Ivory Coast, where he eventually signed with FC Twente for €750,000. 

Trivia

His tough tackling earned him the ire of opponents and scores of yellow cards from the referees. 

Family Life

He was born in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, where his family could not afford even a pair of soccer shoes for him until he was 15. 

Associated With

He played for Newcastle United under the ownership of GM Alan Shearer.