Ex England defender, Ugo Ehiogu, dies after heart attack

Ugo Ehiogu

Former England defender, Ugo Ehiogu, died in hospital on Friday after collapsing due to a heart attack at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground on Thursday.

The management of the football club announced the tragic loss of the 44-year-old centre-back on Twitter, writing “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach.”

Ehiogu was coach of Spurs’ Under-23 team coach from July 2014 till the time of his death.

As a footballer, he began his professional career with West Bromwich Albion before moving to Aston Villa in 1991, helping the team to win the 1996 League Cup.

His £8million transfer to Middlesbrough in 2000 made him the most expensive signing ever for the club.

He debuted for the England national team in 1996, scoring a goal in four caps for the English national team. Before retiring in 2006, he also played for Leeds United, Sheffield United and Scottish side, Rangers.