LifeBogger presents the Full Story of the Late Football Bull best known by the Nickname; ‘ Mr T ‘.
Our version of the late Cheick Tiote’s Biography, including his Childhood Story, brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time right to the painful moment he left this world.
The analysis involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Cheick Tiote Childhood Story -Early Years:
Late Cheick Ismael Tioté was born on 21 June 1986 in Yamoussoukro, capital city of Côte d’Ivoire by his parents, Late Mr and Mrs Tiote.
Cheick Tiote was convinced of a trouble-torn, poverty-stricken Shantytown in Yamoussoukro. He claimed this was what he believed made him strong.
He grew up on the brink of a bloody riot that ravaged his village and led to his parent’s death.
After the death of his parents, Tiote had to move to the hometown of Abidjan, which was regarded as a safe city. He admitted it was the city was that led him to football.
He started out playing barefoot street football at the age of 10, not owning a pair of boots and sometimes using slippers until he was 15.
Cheick Tiote Biography – His Death:
On Monday afternoon, June 5, 2017, the entire football fraternity was thrown into deep shock and mourning following the untimely death of Ivorian and former Newcastle United star Cheick Tiote.
Report reaching LifeBogger explains that the experienced Cheick Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises.
Sadly, he was said to be expecting a new baby barely a few days after his death, but he has passed on and left three kids before his death.
Cheick Tiote Biography – Trusting Witch Doctors to cure his injuries:
Lots of questions have been raised since hearing about his death. Like… What killed Cheick Tiote?..
There have been reports that explain how Witch Doctors killed Cheick Tiote. It might surprise you to know that.
It is pertinent to note that the ruthless defensive midfielder has a habit of trusting witch doctors to cure his football injuries.
He claimed witch doctors had once cured him when he struggled with fluid on his right knee, which caused him pain and restricted his movement.
Back then at Newcastle, Tiote was used to taking permission from Magpie’s owner Mike Ashley to return to the Ivory Coast to see his witch doctors.
Cheick Tiote Family Life:
Tioté comes from a devout Muslim family. In an interview with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Tioté said he had nine brothers and sisters.
Growing up in Abidjan, he gave up his studies at a young age, stating that,
“Football has always been the biggest thing to me. Growing up in Abdijan’s worst Shantytown, I knew what I wanted to do and made sure that this was going to be my life.
But I worked and worked and worked for it, and it is because of that hard work that I have made it.”
He supports his five brothers and three sisters with the money he once earned from football.
Cheick Tiote Biography Facts – Relationship Life:
He has two children with his first wife, Madah. They lived in a £ 1.5 million mansion in Ponteland near Newcastle.
On 29 September 2014, it was reported by the Newcastle Chronicle that Tioté had married a second wife, Laeticia Doukrou, in the capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan.
The marriage had taken place before the start of the season. His agent Jean Musampa, confirmed the marriage to the local newspaper, saying, “I can say that he did get married and that it is his second marriage.”
The Sun reported that the first wife was comfortable at first with him being married but later decided to call the relationship off because she claimed, in her words;
‘He went to meet my mum and explained to her why he needed to get an extra wife. Tiote used me like a mop. He is a pig’.
Shortly afterwards, it was reported that he ended things with his mistress called, Nikki, who gave birth to a child for him whom he calls Raphael.
When criticized for having two wives and a mistress, the ex-Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote was quick to defend his lifestyle by claiming “there is nothing unusual about having two wives and a mistress.”
Cheick Tiote Bio – Almost went to prison:
In October 2013, Tiote was lucky to avoid prison after admitting to possessing a fake driving licence and drinking as well.
He was given a seven-month suspended sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community work. Judge James Goss said Tiote, 27, avoided jail only because he pleaded guilty.
The Judge let him off, saying: ‘I have no doubt that, using your considerable talent, you will be able to assist others in the community by encouraging them and passing on your skills that way.’
Cheick Tiote Fashion Line Businesses in Nigeria:
In February 2014, Tioté launched a series of men’s fashion lines which he called TIC. He did that with designer Yusuf Abubakar, a Nigerian who managed it for him.
According to Abubakar, “Tiote is a really nice and down-to-earth guy. When I met him I was really star-struck but he was really friendly.
He often calls me boss even though I work under him. I find working for him incredible. He takes on board what I say, and it works well.”
Cheick Tiote Biography – Career in Summary:
He began his career with Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo. In 2005, he was scouted by the Belgian club Anderlecht. It happened after which he made his debut for Anderlecht. In a Belgian Cup match which they lost to Geel.
In the 2007–08 season, he played on loan for Roda JC. Where he joins up with Ex-FC Bibo and international teammate Feyenoord’s Sekou Cissé.
On 2 October 2008 Cheick Tioté signed for Dutch Eredivisie league side FC Twente. For a fee reported to be around €750,000.
He won the Dutch title in the 2009/10 season. And also featured in the Europa League and Champions League. Tioté joined English Premier League side Newcastle United on 26 August 2010. For a fee of £3.5 million.
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