Heartwarming Footage of Portuguese Club FC Porto and Rio Ave Paying Tribute to Christian Atsu Emerges

Heartwarming Footage of Portuguese Club FC Porto and Rio Ave Paying Tribute to Christian Atsu Emerges

  • FC Porto and Rio Ave united to pay tribute to Christian Atsu
  • The former Ghana winger has been found dead 12 days after the Turkey earthquake
  • Atsu started his career abroad at FC Porto before later playing for Rio Ave on loan

FC Porto and Rio Ave, two of the clubs Christian Atsu played for during his time in Portugal, have paid a glowing tribute to the late footballer.

Atsu tragically passed away following the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023.

The 31-year-old's lifeless body was pulled out of rubble on Saturday, February 18, 2023, after 12 days of being trapped under the wreckage of the apartment he lived in.

Christian Atsu, FC Porto, Rio Ave, Portugal
FC Porto and Rio Ave have paid tributes to the late Ghana winger Christian Atsu. Credit: @FCPorto
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His death left the footballing world in shock, with his former clubs FC Porto and Rio Ave paying their last respect to the player.

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Atsu's first stop in Europe was in Portugal, where he signed for Porto as a teenager, growing through the ranks before making his senior team debut in 2011. He spent a season on loan at Rio Ave.

The former Ghana international earned a dream move to England in 2013, joining Chelsea before subsequently playing for Bournemouth, Everton and Newcastle United in the English leagues.

Before Atsu's demise, he played for Turkish club Hatayspor. His last game for the club was against Kasimpasa, where he climbed off the bench to score the winner.

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Atsu sadly passed away after being trapped under rubble for 12 days after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Hatay, Turkey.

The lifeless body of the Hatayspor winger was found on Saturday, February 18, 2023 and has immediately been transported to his home country, Ghana.

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Atsu sadly passed away following a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria which claimed the lives of over 40,000 people.

The Hatayspor forward was trapped under rubble for the past 12 days after the city of Hatay was badly destroyed by the disaster.

Source: Sports Brief News