Ugo Ehiogu: Football pays tribute after former England defender's death

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Football world remembers 'inspirational' Ehiogu

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu was honoured before Tottenham's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley and at football matches around the country.

Ehiogu died at the age of 44 on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest at Spurs' training centre on Thursday.

Players wore black armbands and held a minute's applause before kick-off.

The same tributes will be held before Villa's derby against Birmingham on Sunday.

Wembley unites for Ehiogu

Tottenham players pay tribute to Ugo Ehiogu
Spurs players pay tribute
Chelsea and Spurs players during a minute's applause for Ugo Ehiogu
A minute's applause was held at Wembley
Gareth Southgate
England boss Gareth Southgate, who played alongside Ehiogu at Villa and Middlesbrough was at Wembley alongside Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn
A Spurs fan at Wembley
A Spurs fan at Wembley wears an Ehiogu shirt
Ugo Ehiogu tribute at Wembley
A giant screen outside Wembley Stadium before Saturday's FA Cup semi-final bears a picture of Ehiogu. who was capped four times by England
Ugo Ehiogu tribute at Wembley
Images of Ehiogu were shown around Wembley as fans paid tribute

Tributes around the country

Ugo Ehiogu tribute outside Villa Park
Aston Villa have put an image of Ehiogu on a billboard outside Villa Park. He made over 200 appearances for the club between 1991 and 2000, winning the League Cup twice.
Middlesbrough's players pay tribute to Ugo Ehiogu
The players from Middlesbrough, one of Ehiogu's former clubs, joined opponents Bournemouth and supporters for a minute's applause before kick-off in their game at the Vitality Stadium
Benik Afobe
Benik Afobe kissed his black armband after scoring in that match for Bournemouth
Norwich and Brighton honour Ugo Ehiogu at Carrow Road
A minute's applause was held before Norwich's Championship game against Brighton at Carrow Road on Friday
Norwich and Brighton honour Ugo Ehiogu at Carrow Road
Norwich and Brighton players wore black armbands and other sides are set to do the same over the weekend

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