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About Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu was a Ghanaian soccer player who was admired for his dribbling skills and creativity. The left-footed winger started his career in his native country before joining Portuguese side FC Porto in 2009. He starred for the club’s youth team before he was promoted to the senior division two years later. During his two-year stay with the main team, he won the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, and the Primeira Liga.
In 2013, England’s Chelsea FC paid over £3 million to sign him from Portugal. Though he was unable to establish himself in the team, Atsu impressed during his time on loan at clubs like Vitesse, Málaga, and Everton. Four years later, he secured a permanent move to another English side Newcastle United. He went on to feature for Hatayspor, and Al Raed before his tragic death in 2023.
The winger was 20 years old when he earned his maiden senior national team call-up. His first match was against Lesotho in which he recorded his debut goal for his country. He went on to star for the Black Stars in some major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and the African Cup of Nations.
His father was a fisherman. He had nine other siblings including a twin sister. The soccer star had three children with his wife named Marie-Claire Rupio.
At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he was voted the “Player of the Tournament”. At the same competition, he won the prize for the “Best Goal”. A year before that, Atsu was voted Vitesse’s “Player of the Year”.
The trickery winger was one of the people who died after the tragic Turkey–Syria earthquake in 2023. He was found dead under the remains of a collapsed building.
He worked with the charity organization known as Arms Around the Child as an ambassador.
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F.A.Q. about Christian Atsu
When is his birthday?
Christian Atsu's birthday is on January 10, 1992.
In how many days is his birthday?
Christian's birthday is in 323 days
How old was Christian when he died?
He was 31 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 18, 2023.
How old would he be today?
Christian Atsu would be 32 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Christian from?
He was born in Ada Foah, Ghana.