Ugo Ehiogu

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Ugo Ehiogu
Ugo Ehiogu.jpg
Ehiogu in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ugochuku Ehiogu[1]
Date of birth (1972-11-03)3 November 1972[1]
Place of birth Hackney, London, England
Date of death 21 April 2017(2017-04-21) (aged 44)
Place of death London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
?–? Senrab
1985–1989 Globe Town F.C West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 West Bromwich Albion 2 (0)
1991–2000 Aston Villa 237 (12)
2000–2007 Middlesbrough 126 (7)
2006–2007Leeds United (loan) 6 (1)
2007–2008 Rangers 9 (1)
2008–2009 Sheffield United 26 (1)
2012 Wembley 0 (0)
Total 406 (22)
National team
1992–1993 England U21 15 (1)
1994 England B 1 (0)
1996–2002 England 4 (1)
Teams managed
2014–2017 Tottenham Hotspur (Under 23s)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ugochuku Ehiogu (/ˈɛhiɒɡ/; 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.

Ehiogu won two Football League Cups, with Aston Villa in 1996 and then with Middlesbrough in 2004. Ehiogu was an England international, with a record of 4 caps and 1 goal.

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.

Ehiogu died on 21 April 2017 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground in London, aged 44.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. Hytner, David (21 April 2017). "Ugo Ehiogu dies after suffering cardiac arrest, Tottenham Hotspur confirm". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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