Former Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri passed away

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Who: Steve Gohouri
What: Died
When: 2 January 2016

Former Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri passed away. His body was recovered from the River Rhine in the western city of Krefeld on 2 January 2015. He was 34.

Gohouri went missing on 12 December 2015 after attending the party of his German club TSV Steinbach. He was meant to visit his family in Paris but never arrived.

About Steve Gohouri
• Born in Ivory Coast, West Africa, Gohouri moved to France where he was raised in the suburbs of Paris.
• He began his football career in France but played for clubs in Israel, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Greece and Germany.
• He played in the Premier League with Wigan Athletic between 2010 and 2012 after joining from Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach.
• Gohouri made 42 appearances for Wigan between 2010 and 2012 and also won 12 caps for Ivory Coast.