'We will always miss you' - Newcastle United fans pay tribute to Cheick Tiote on the fourth anniversary of his tragic passing
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The Ivorian spent seven years at St James’s Park after arriving from Dutch side FC Twente in 2010.
He made 156 appearances for the Magpies and wrote himself into club folklore when he scored the sensational equaliser in the record-breaking 4-4 comeback at home to Arsenal.
Not long after leaving Tyneside for Beijing Enterprises in 2017, Tiote tragically lost his life aged 30.
Tiote will forever be in the hearts of everyone associated with Newcastle United as supporters paid tribute to him on social media:
@NUFCJames_: RIP Cheicky I loved you, you were a quality player. Will never be forgotten.
@numerouno_no1: I met him with some other players when my daughter was in the RVI hospital great man and was our rock at the club. RIP man.
@1882Ebs: One of my favourite ever players to pull on the shirt.
@anacondanufc: He gave absolutely everything for us. RIP.
@tomallen2002: Loved the club. Gave everything he had. Got the club always. Showed true passion and was proud to wear the badge. We will always miss you Cheick.
@SamBrent1892: Part of the Newcastle team that really made me fall in love with football. Rest easy big man.
@GavinMillerPF: What a player! His (only) goal against Arsenal was an amazing buzz! Part of a team that was one of my favourites as a Newcastle fan with the likes of Ba, Cisse, Gutierrez.
@NufcNath92: Once a Geordie, always a Geordie. RIP Cheick.