Ex-England defender, Ugo Ehiogu, collapses on training ground

Ugo Ehiogu

Nigerian-born former English defender, Ugo Ehiogu, on Thursday collapsed at Tottenham’s training ground in north London after suffering a heart attack.

A statement on the club’s website confirmed the incident.

The ex-Three Lions centre-back, who has been Tottenham’s under-23 coach since 2014, was hospitalised at Hotspur Way before being transfer to an unnamed hospital.

The statement reads: “We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our training centre earlier today.

“Our under-23’s coach received immediate treatment on site from our medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family.”

The 44-year-old, capped four times for England with debut in 1996, scoring one goal for the national team.

Ehiogu also made over 200 appearances with Aston Villa, helping them win the League Cup in 1994 and 1996.

He joined Middlesbrough in 2000, winning the League Cup again in 2004 before leaving in 2007.

Ehiogu had also played for West Bromwich Albion, Leeds, Glasgow Rangers and Sheffield United before hanging the boot in 2009.