Ehiogu in 2013
|Full name||Ugochuku Ehiogu|
|Date of birth||3 November 1972|
|Place of birth||Hackney, London, England|
|Date of death||21 April 2017(aged 44)|
|Place of death||London, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1985–1989 Globe Town F.C||West Bromwich Albion|
|1989–1991||West Bromwich Albion||2||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Leeds United (loan)||6||(1)|
|2014–2017||Tottenham Hotspur (Under 23s)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ugochuku Ehiogu (//; 3 November 1972 – 21 April 2017) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre back from 1989 to 2009. He was the coach of the Tottenham Hotspur U23 team until his death in April 2017.
He played in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. He also played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United and Sheffield United, as well as a spell in the Scottish Premier League with Rangers.
In 1993, playing for the England under-21 team, he became the first black player to captain an England team in a competitive match. In 2012, he came out of brief retirement by signing for non-league side Wembley to participate in the club's FA Cup games alongside other retired veteran players.
References[change | change source]
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
- Hytner, David (21 April 2017). "Ugo Ehiogu dies after suffering cardiac arrest, Tottenham Hotspur confirm". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Ugo Ehiogu at Wikimedia Commons