Christian Atsu: Biography, Age, Wife, Education, Net Worth, And Death

Christian Atsu was a Ghanaian professional footballer who primarily played as a winger, although he was also deployed as an attacking midfielder.

Atsu began his career with Porto, also spending a season on loan at Rio Ave.

Who is Christian Atsu?

Atsu was a Ghanaian professional footballer who primarily played as a winger, before his death he played for Hatayspor in Turkey.

Full name: Christian Atsu Twasam

Age: 31

Date of birth: 10 January 1992

Date of death: February 2023, Antakya, Türkiye

Nationality: Ghanian

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Place of birth: Ada Foah, Ghana

Spouse: Marie-Claire Rupio (m. 2012–2023)

Education: Feyenoord Football Academy

Net worth:£9,744,800.

Parents: Mr & Mrs Twasam

Salary:  £9,400 per week

Position played: Midfielder

Children: 3

Height: 1.65 m

Club played for: Porto, Chelsea, Newcastle, Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth, Malaga, Al-Raed

Current club: Hatayspor

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Atsu won his first senior cap for the Ghana national team on 1 June 2012 against Lesotho, scoring in the process. He was described by the BBC as an “excellent prospect”, whilst ESPN added he was “quick and technically impressive”, and a potential future star for his national team.


On 6 February 2023, Atsu went missing in the immediate aftermath of the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake; he was feared to be among those trapped under the rubble of Hatayspor’s headquarters in Antakya following the quake. The following day, club vice president Mustafa Özat said Atsu had been rescued and was recovering in hospital, while on 8 February manager Volkan Demirel said that Atsu and sporting director Taner Savut were still missing.

On 14 February, Atsu’s agent confirmed two pairs of his shoes had been found, but that Atsu himself had still not been found. On 18 February, confirmation was received by his agent that his body was recovered from the rubble of the building he was residing in. News outlets reported his death at approximately 6 a.m. GMT.

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