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Top Nigerian Footballer, Ugochukwu Ehiogu, Slumps and Dies

21 April 2017 International News News Sport

Nigerian-born ex-England international defender Ugochukwu Ehiogu died on Thursday at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He suffered the cardiac arrest at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur, where he was managing the U-23 team.

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His death was announced by his employers on Friday morning.

According to Wikipedia, Ugochukwu Ehiogu was an English professional footballer, who played as a centre back from 1989 to 2009. He was the coach of the Tottenham Hotspur U-23 Team until his death in April 2017.

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 a total of three Football League Cups, two with Aston Villa in 1994 and 1996, then with Middlesbrough in 2004. Ehiogu was an England international, with a record of 4 caps and 1 goal.

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.

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