Ex Newcastle star Tioté dies after collapsing in training in China

Ex Newcastle star Tioté dies after collapsing in training in China

Ex Newcastle star Cheick Tioté died today after collapsing during training with his team-mates at Bejing Enterprises in China.

The news was confirmed by several media in China and by the hospital where Tioté was assisted and where he died after being admitted in desperate conditions.

Tioté, who was born in Ivory Coast and was 30, started his professional career at Anderlecht in 2005, he moved to FC Twente in 2008 and then he signed for Newcastle in 2010, where he remained seven years, until he signed for Bejing Enterprises last February.

He won the Africa Nations Cup with Ivory Coast in 2015 and was runner-up in the same competition in 2012.