Cheick Tioté

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Cheick Tioté
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Tioté representing the Ivory Coast in 2012
Personal information
Full name Cheick Ismaël Tioté[1]
Date of birth (1986-06-21) 21 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 24
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– Newcastle United 107 (1)
National team
2009– Ivory Coast 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2014

Cheick Ismaël Tioté (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɛik ismaɛl tjote]; born 21 June 1986) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Newcastle United and the Ivory Coast national team as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[3] He began his career with Ivorian minor league side FC Bibo. In 2005, he was scouted by Belgian club Anderlecht. He made his debut for Anderlecht in a Belgian Cup match which they lost to Geel after Tioté missed his penalty.[4] In the 2007–08 season he played on loan for Roda JC,[5] where he played alongside his countryman Sekou Cissé.

FC Twente[edit]

On 2 October 2008 Cheick Tioté signed for Dutch Eredivisie league side FC Twente for a fee reported to be around €750,000, where he gained his reputation for being a determined and resilient midfielder with a keen eye for a pass, making 58 league appearances scoring one goal with 14 assists. He won the Dutch title in 2009/10 season under the guidance of Ex-England manager Steve McClaren and also featured in the Europa League and Champions League.

Newcastle United[edit]

Tioté joined English Premier League side Newcastle United on 26 August 2010 for a fee of £3.5 million after he was granted a work permit.[6] He made his debut on 18 September 2010 against Everton at Goodison Park. His debut was very successful – completing all of his 64 passes. He also made two interceptions, completed all five of his attempted tackles, and his only shot was on target.[7] He started all of the Newcastle United's games, putting in strong performances against Manchester City and in the 2–1 away win over West Ham. Tioté received man of the match for his performance in the 1–0 away victory against Wigan Athletic.

He was sent off in 3rd Round FA Cup tie against Stevenage suffering a three match domestic ban, but scored a memorable first goal on his return, scoring a 25-yard volley for the late equaliser in a 4–4 draw against Arsenal, a game the Magpies trailed 0–4 at half time.

On 25 February 2011 Newcastle announced that Tioté had signed a new six-and-a-half-year contract to show his commitment to the club, keeping him at Newcastle until 2017. Upon signing his new deal, Tioté said 'The experience of playing in the Premier League has been better than I ever hoped it could be. This is a great club and the fans have been brilliant – I have never known support like it.'[8]

After two seasons at Newcastle, Tioté picked up 25 yellow cards from 50 league games, a return of one yellow card every two games, but only received one, controversial red against local rivals Sunderland.[9] He was sent off in Newcastle's 1–1 draw away to Sunderland on 21 October 2012 for a late challenge on Sunderland's Steven Fletcher.

International career[edit]

Tioté playing for the Ivory Coast in 2012.

On 12 August 2009, Tioté made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in a friendly match against Tunisia.[10] He was selected in the Ivory Coast's squad for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations squad and given the squad number 9. He started in all three of Les Éléphants' matches before their quarter final elimination by Algeria. Tioté also started each of the Ivory Coast's 2010 FIFA World Cup matches in South Africa. However, the team did not advance to the second round. On 13 January 2012, Tioté was sent off for a "crazy challenge" in an 2012 Africa Cup of Nations warm up match against Tunisia[11] However, he was in the starting line-up for the Ivory Coast's opening two group matches and both the semi final and final, in which he scored the team's first kick in the penalty shootout defeat to Zambia. The following year, at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Tioté scored his first international goal in the 50th minute of their 2–1 quarterfinal loss to Nigeria.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Ivory Coast's goal tally first.

Personal life[edit]

Tioté is a practising Muslim.[12] He observes fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.[13]

On 13 February 2013, Tioté was arrested on suspicion of fraud, and had his car seized by the police.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tioté playing for FC Twente.
Anderlecht
Roda JC
FC Twente

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2014.[15][16]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Anderlecht Belgian Pro League 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Anderlecht Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Roda JC (Loan) Eredivisie 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
2008–09 Twente 28 0 3 0 - - 10 0 41 0
2009–10 28 1 3 0 - - 12 0 43 1
2010–11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Twente Total 58 1 6 0 1 0 22 0 87 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Newcastle United Premier League 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 1
2011–12 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2012–13 24 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 31 0
2013–14 33 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
Newcastle United Total 107 1 2 0 4 0 6 0 119 1
Career total 194 4 9 0 5 0 29 0 237 4

International[edit]

As of match played 24 June 2014.[17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Ivory Coast 2009 3 0
2010 15 0
2011 4 0
2012 11 0
2013 8 1
2014 6 0
Total 47 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players" (PDF). Confederation of African Football (CAF). Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Newcastle United Player profile
  3. ^ Newcastle midfield dynamo Cheik Tiote never owned a pair of football boots until he was 15-years-old – News. MirrorFootball.co.uk (17 December 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-06.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Footmercato Profile. Footmercato.net. Retrieved on 2011-06-06.
  6. ^ "Newcastle set to sign FC Twente midfielder Cheick Tiote". BBC Sport. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Everton v Newcastle". BBC Sport. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tiote signs new deal at Newcastle". BBC News. 25 February 2011. 
  9. ^ BBC. 13 May 2012 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/shared/bsp/hi/football/statistics/players/t/tiote_322937.stm |url= missing title (help). 
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ Cass, Bob (5 May 2012). "We must embrace religion, says Newcastle boss Pardew as he considers introducing prayer room". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Smithfield, Jackie (22 September 2011). "Cheick Tiote: Returning to his best?". Leazes Terrace. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote in fraud arrest". BBC News. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cheick Tioté Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  16. ^ "Cheick Tioté". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Cheick Ismaël Tioté". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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