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Cheick Tioté
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Tioté representing the Ivory Coast in 2012
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Full name Cheick Ismaël Tioté
Date of birth (1986-06-21)21 June 1986
Place of birth Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Date of death 5 June 2017(2017-06-05) (aged 30)
Place of death Beijing, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1998–2005 FC Bibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Anderlecht 4 (0)
2007–2008 → Roda JC (loan) 26 (2)
2008–2010 Twente 58 (1)
2010–2017 Newcastle United 139 (1)
2017 Beijing Enterprises 11 (0)
Total 238 (4)
National team
2009–2015 Ivory Coast 52 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cheick Ismaël Tioté (French pronunciation: [ʃɛik ismaɛl tjote]; 21 June 1986 – 5 June 2017) was an Ivorian footballer. He 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. He won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast national team.

On 5 June 2017, Tioté died in Beijing, China after suffering from cardiac arrest in training, aged 30.



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