Cheick Tiote: Former Newcastle United midfielder dies after collapsing

Cheick Tiote: Former Newcastle United midfielder dies after collapsing

Cheick Tiote: Beijing player recalls former Newcastle midfielder’s collapse

Cheick Tiote dead aged 30 after ex-Newcastle midfielder collapses in training in China

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The star collapsed in training and was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

Cheick Tiote has tragically passed away aged

                                           Cheick Tiote has tragically passed away aged 3

He was rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors were unable to save the father of three – whose fourth child is reportedly due this week.

Football was united in shock at the tragedy in Beijing, China.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker tweeted: “Dreadful news. So young. So tragic.”

Chinese club Beijing Enterprises will carry on the spirt of Cheick Tiote

Newcastle fans Ant and Dec said: “Shockingly sad. RIP, Cheick Tiote. Thanks for everything. Geordies will never forget you.”

A statement from Beijing Enterprise said: “At 6pm on June 5, Tiote fell unconscious during training. He was immediately taken to hospital but died at 7pm.”

Ex-Toon team-mate Demba Ba was one of the first to confirm the tragic news by writing on Twitter: “may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.”

And Tiote’s agent, Emanuele Palladino, also said: “I can confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away today.”

Cheick Tioté:

Ivorian soccer player
Cheick Ismaël Tioté was an Ivorian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He played in Europe for Dutch team FC Twente and English club Newcastle United before moving to China to represent Beijing Enterprises.
Born: June 21, 1986, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Died: June 5, 2017, Beijing, China
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 189 lbs
Position: Midfielder
Spouse: Laeticia Doukrou (m. 2014), Madah
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