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Ivory Coast Midfielder Cheick Tioté, 30, Dead After Collapsing During Training

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Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tioté, dies after collapsing in training. Tioté was 30-years-old. He won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast national team.

Tioté began his professional career in Belgium with Anderlecht in 2005 before moving to Dutch side FC Twente, where he made 86 appearances and won the Eredivisie league title in the 2009-10 season under manager Steve McClaren. He would eventually joined Newcastle United, and finish his career with Beijing Enterprises.

“It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training . We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers,” said Beijing Enterprises spokesman Emanuele Palladino.

“At approximately 6 p.m. of June 5, 2017, when the team was having their regular training session, our foreign player from Ivory Coast, Mr Cheik Tiote, fainted without any warning,” a team statement said. “The club sent him to hospital immediately. However, all revival measures proved ineffective. Mr Tiote passed away at approximate 7 p.m. The club has already contacted his family.

“Since joining Beijing BG football club on Feb 5., 2017, Mr Cheik Tiote has contributed to the club significantly. His football skills and professionalism have been much appreciated and highly praised by the club, the coaches and his teammates. Hereby, Beijing BG football club expresses our deepest sorrow following Mr Tiote’s passing.”


Cheick Tioté Cause Of Death: How Did Ivory Coast Soccer Player Die?

Tioté died after collapsing during training with his club Beijing Enterprises.

“Tioté’s former club, Newcastle United, released a statement on Tioté’s passing:We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of Cheick Tioté at the age of just 30.
The thoughts of everyone at Newcastle United are with Cheick’s family, friends, teammates and everyone connected with the clubs he represented.

The Ivory Coast midfielder, who made more than 150 appearances for the Magpies between 2010 and 2017, was training with his current club, Bejiing Enterprises, on Monday when he collapsed.

He was taken to hospital but sadly passed away. Cheick cemented his place in Newcastle folklore with his dramatic equaliser in the 4-4 draw against Arsenal in February 2011.”


About Cheick Tioté

Born in Yamoussoukro, Tioté started out playing barefoot street football at the age of 10, not owning a pair of cleats until he was 15. Tioté began his career with Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo.

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