Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote, 30, died on Monday after collapsing during training with Beijing Enterprises, the club confirmed.
Beijing Enterprises said the former Newcastle midfielder died about one hour after losing consciousness in training.
A club statement stated;
Around 6 p.m., June 5th, 2017, Mr. Cheik Tiote fainted during the normal training session.
The club immediately sent Tiote to the hospital, but unfortunately, Mr. Tiote died at 7 p.m. in the hospital.
The club has already contacted his family.
Here, Beijing Enterprises Club share our condolence with Mr. Tiote’s family.
Tiote only moved to China in February after signing with the second-division club from Newcastle.
The defensive midfielder spent six-and-a-half seasons on Tyneside, making over 150 appearances while playing in both the Premier League and Championship.
He previously played for Anderlecht in Belgium and Dutch club Twente.
Floods of glowing condolences from sportsmen and football fans are awash on the all media plat forms including the social media expressing deep sorrow for the diligent midfielder.