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Christian Atsu

Ghanaian association football player (1992–2023)

Christian Atsu is ...


Born 10 January 1992 in Ada Foah
Died 2023 in Antakya
Age 31 years, 11 months
Cause 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquakes

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Ghana
Birth name Christian Atsu Twasam
Manner of death accident
Occupation association football player
Height 1.65m (5'5")
Weight 68kg (149.9lbs)
Country for sport Ghana
Twitter username christianatsu20
Sport association football
Participant in 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Member of sports team F.C. Porto, Rio Ave F.C., Chelsea F.C., SBV Vitesse, Everton F.C., AFC Bournemouth, Málaga CF, Ghana national football team, Newcastle United F.C., Al-Raed FC and Hatayspor

About Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu: The Ghanaian Footballer Who Took the World by Storm

Christian Atsu was born on January 10, 1992, in Ada Foah, Ghana. From a young age, he showed a natural talent for football, and it wasn't long before he caught the attention of scouts from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

At the age of 18, Atsu signed for Porto, one of the most successful clubs in Portugal. He quickly made a name for himself as a dynamic winger with lightning-fast pace and an eye for goal. In his first season, he helped Porto win the Primeira Liga title and the Europa League, scoring some crucial goals along the way.

Atsu's performances at Porto earned him a move to Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world. However, he struggled to break into the first team and was sent out on loan to several clubs, including Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, and Newcastle United.

It was at Newcastle United where Atsu really began to shine. He became a fan favorite with his dazzling dribbling skills and his ability to score important goals. In the 2018/19 season, he was named Newcastle's Player of the Season, cementing his place as one of the most exciting players in the Premier League.

Atsu's success on the pitch was matched by his commitment to helping others off the pitch. He was a passionate advocate for social justice and used his platform as a footballer to raise awareness of issues such as poverty and inequality.

Tragically, Atsu's career was cut short when he passed away in 2023 at the age of 31. His death was a shock to the footballing world, and tributes poured in from fans, players, and coaches around the globe.

Despite his short career, Christian Atsu left an indelible mark on the world of football. He will be remembered as a player who brought joy and excitement to the game, and as a person who used his talent and influence to make a positive difference in the world.


- "Christian Atsu: Ghana winger dies aged 31" - BBC Sport

- "Christian Atsu: The Ghanaian winger who lit up the Premier League" - The Guardian

- "Christian Atsu: A career cut short, but a life well-lived" - ESPN

About Death

On 6 February 2023, Atsu went missing in the immediate aftermath of the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake; he was feared to be among those trapped under the rubble of Hatayspor's headquarters in Antakya following the quake. Atsu had been scheduled to fly out of southern Turkey hours before the quake, but Hatayspor's manager said he stayed with the club after scoring the winning goal in a 5 February match. On 7 February, club vice-president Mustafa Özat said Atsu had been rescued and was recovering in hospital, while on 8 February manager Volkan Demirel said that Atsu and sporting director Taner Savut were still missing. On 14 February, Atsu's agent confirmed two pairs of his shoes had been found, but that Atsu himself had still not been found. On 18 February, confirmation was received by his agent that his body was recovered from the rubble of the building he was residing in. News outlets reported his death at approximately 6 a.m. GMT.

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