Club Legend Is Paid Respect by Current Aston Villa Players Ahead of Birmingham Clash

Sal Sayles

​The football world was left reeling on Friday with the awful news that former Aston Villa player Ugo Ehiogu had died following a heart attack - he had been working for Tottenham's Under 23's.

​​ Ehiogu had enjoyed a great career as a Premier League defender before working for Spurs as a coach, enjoying his best years with Villa and Middlesbrough. 

He also turned out for West Bromwich, Rangers and Sheffield United.

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League 2
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League 2

Before their match with Birmingham City on Sunday, the current Aston Villa squad made sure to pay their respects to an undoubted club legend by unfurling a huge banner. Villa went on to win the match with a goal from Gabby  Agbonlahor, itself a fitting tribute to the much-admired Ehiogu.


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