England Naitonal team footballer of Nigerian descent and Tottenham football accademy coach Ugo Ehiogu passed on yesterday. Ehiogu died yesterday morning after being rushed to the hospital by suffering from Cardiac arrest. He was 44 years old.

He played in the Premier League with lengthy spells at 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. He 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.

All notable media outlets for the English football have been paying him tribute in the past 24 hours. BBC, PFA, SKY Sports, ESPN amongst ex and present premier leagues players and English national team players have all took to social media to pay tribute to the late player.

Below is a screenshot of Ehiogu’s last tweet. It would send tears to your eyes.



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