Club: Newcastle United Pictures have emerged that claim to show footballer Cheick Tiote with his second wife Laeticia DoukrouIsmaël Tioté is a midfielder of Newcastle United and the Côte d’Ivoire national team. He was born on 21 June 1986 in Yamoussoukro.
In 2005 Cheick was noticed by Anderlecht scouts and he joined the team to play in Belgian Pro League.
In 2007/2008 the footballer was on loan in Roda JC. After that Tioté transferred to Twente and picked up the golden medal of Eredivisie in 2009/2010. In 2010 the Ivorian footballer moved to Newcastle United and was selected in the national squad for the World Cup.
Born in Yamoussoukro, he started out playing barefoot street football at the age of 10, not owning a pair of boots until he was 15, He began his career with Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo.
In an interview with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Tioté said he had nine brothers and sisters. Growing up in Abdijan, he gave up his studies at a young age, stating that, “Football has always been the biggest thing to me” and:
Growing up in Abdijan, 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 managed to make it.
Tioté was a devout Muslim. He observed fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
In May 2011, Tioté’s car was seized by the police for motoring offences. On 13 February 2013, he was arrested on suspicion of fraud, and had his car seized by the police. After admitting to possessing a forged Belgian driving licence, he was given a suspended sentence, as well as a six-month ban from driving
He has two children with his first wife, Madah. During his time at Newcastle United, the couple lived in the village of Ponteland in Northumberland, and were married some time before his move to 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.” Shortly afterwards, it was reported that he ended things with his mistress with whom he has a child.
In February 2014, Tioté launched a men’s fashion line called TIC, with designer Yusuf Abubakar.
Football star, Papiss Cisse cries at Cheick Tiote’s memorial service in China
‘I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he’s gone,’ Cisse said at the memorial.
On 5 June 2017, Tioté died in Beijing, China, after suffering probable cardiac arrest in training