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Cheik Tiote | Midfielder | #24

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190

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The sad news broke on Monday that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has collapsed and died.
The 30-year-old, who had been plying his trade for Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises since February, fell ill following training on Monday and later died in hospital. No further news has been released at this stage. Tiote spent seven years on Tyneside and will forever be remembered for his one [and only] goal for Newcastle – an 88th minute volley against Arsenal which capped a truly remarkable comeback. Four-nil down after just 26 minutes, Newcastle fought back in the second half, buoyed by Joey Barton’s penalty which began the fightback. As the game approached time added-on, a free-kick was headed clear, the ball fell to Tiote, who smashed it past Szczesny from the edge of the box to make it 4-4. St James' Park erupted. Former manager Steve McClaren led the tributes to the man with ‘the most beautiful smile in football’. "He was such a competitor. He wanted to win every game, kick every player and win every tackle. He was a winner. I just can't believe it." Jun 6 - 4:08 AM
Source: The Mirror

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