Christian Atsu Twasam (dem born am 10 January 1992 - he die 6 February 2023) be Ghanaian professional footballer wey rock give Saudi Professional League club Al-Raed den de Ghana national team. He dey play as a winger, although he sa dey deploy as attacking midfielder.
He start ein career plus Porto, sa spend season on loan for Rio Ave. For 2013 inside, Chelsea sign am for £3.5 million, wey dem loan am give Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth den Málaga. After he spend de 2016–17 season on loan for Newcastle United, he finii permanent transfer for de club for May 2017 inside.
Full international plus over 30 caps since ein debut, Atsu represent Ghana for de 2014 FIFA World Cup den two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He help de team finish as runners-up for de 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, wey he chop Player of de Tournament den Goal of de Tournament.
Ein early life[edit | edit source]
Dem born Atsu for Ada Foah, Greater Accra region inside. He chop some of ein education for Feyenoord Football Academy for Gomoa Fetteh, for Central region, Ghana, wey later attend West African Football Academy for Sogakope for Volta region for Ghana inside. He den move go join Cheetah FC club, wey dey base for Kasoa inside.
Ein life matter[edit | edit source]
Atsu be devout Christian wey dey share Bible verses for social media top. The Guardian obituary writer Louise Taylor describe am as "a true Christian in every sense of the word", na he be active for charity insyd, na he be ambassador give Arms Around the Child, organization wey dey support disadvantaged kiddies; he san so bia thousands of pounds wey be bail money make dem take free Ghanaians wey dem jail sake of dem steal cho.
Ein Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Club[edit | edit source]
|Club||Season||League||National cup||League cup||Continental||Total|
|Rio Ave||2011–12||Primeira Liga||27||6||1||0||2||0||—||30||6|
|Everton (loan)||2014–15||Premier League||5||0||0||0||1||0||7||0||13||0|
|Bournemouth (loan)||2015–16||Premier League||0||0||0||0||2||0||—||2||0|
|Málaga (loan)||2015–16||La Liga||12||2||0||0||—||—||12||2|
|Newcastle United (loan)||2016–17||Championship||32||5||0||0||3||0||—||35||5|
|Newcastle United||2017–18||Premier League||28||2||1||0||0||0||—||29||2|
|Al-Raed||2021–22||Saudi Pro League||8||0||0||0||—||—||8||0|
- Dem dey include Taça de Portugal, KNVB Cup, FA Cup, Turkish Cup
- Dem dey include Taça da Liga, EFL Cup
- Appearances for UEFA Champions League insyd
- Appearances for UEFA Europa League insyd
International[edit | edit source]
- Scores den results list Ghana ein goal tally first, score column dey indicate score after each Atsu ein goal. Sum sources dey credit Atsu plus he score goal against Lesotho fr 16 June 2013, but FIFA credite am give John Boye.
|1||1 June 2012||Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana||Lesotho||5–0||7–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||8 September 2012||Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana||Malawi||1–0||2–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|3||28 January 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||Niger||2–0||3–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|4||15 October 2013||Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana||Egypt||6–1||6–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||10 September 2014||Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo||Togo||3–2||3–2||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|6||1 February 2015||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Guinea||1–0||3–0||2015 Africa Cup of Nations|
|8||14 June 2015||Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana||Mauritius||1–0||7–1||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|9||5 June 2016||Stade Anjalay, Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius||Mauritius||2–0||2–0||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
Honors[edit | edit source]
- Primeira Liga: 2012–13
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2012
- EFL Championship: 2016–17
- Africa Cup of Nations runner-up: 2015
- Vitesse Player of the Year: 2013–14
- Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament: 2015
- Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2015, 2017
- Africa Cup of Nations Goal of the Tournament: 2015
- Dragão de Ouro – Young Athlete of the Year: 2011
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