All You Need To know About Late Ghanaian Footballer, Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu, a Ghanaian international footballer, was discovered dead after a devastating earthquake in Turkey.
Murat Uzunmehmet, his Turkish manager, told DHA news agency on Saturday that his body had been discovered under rubble in the Turkish southern province of Hatay.
Profile: Here are facts about the late footballer Atsu
Early Life and Youth Career:
Christian Atsu was born on January 10, 1992, in Ada Foah, Ghana. He began his youth career with the Feyenoord Fetteh academy in Ghana, where he was scouted by Portuguese club Porto.
Atsu signed for Porto in 2009 and was initially part of the Porto B team. He made his first-team debut in 2011 and played a total of 17 games for Porto, winning the Primeira Liga title in 2012 and the Europa League in 2011.
In 2013, Atsu signed for English Premier League club Chelsea but was immediately loaned out to Dutch club Vitesse. He spent the next few years on loan at several clubs, including Everton, Bournemouth, Malaga, and Newcastle United.
In 2017, Atsu signed a permanent deal with Newcastle United and has since played over 100 games for the club, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League in 2017-18 and finish in the top half of the table in 2018-19.
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In 2021, Atsu signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Raed.
Atsu has been a regular member of the Ghana national team since making his debut in 2012. He has represented Ghana in several tournaments, including the 2014 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Style of Play:
Atsu is known for his pace, dribbling skills, and ability to take on defenders. He is a versatile player who can play on either wing or as an attacking midfielder.
Christian Atsu is a devout Christian and has spoken publicly about his faith. He is also known for his charity work and has set up the Christian Atsu Foundation, which provides education, healthcare, and clean water to underprivileged communities in Ghana.
In conclusion, Christian Atsu is a talented footballer with a successful career in Portugal, England, and Saudi Arabia. He is a regular member of the Ghana national team and known for his pace, dribbling skills, and versatility. Off the pitch, he is a devout Christian and is involved in charitable work through his foundation.