Friday, 21 April 2017

Ugo Ehiogu: a warrior on the field but a gentle giant off it

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender, who has passed away aged 44, will rightly be remembered as one of the best English defenders of his generation

Ugo Ehiogu was a man of many labels. He wore them well but none suited him more than that of “gentleman”.

He will rightly be remembered as one of the best English defenders of his generation whose promising coaching career was cruelly abridged by Thursday’s cardiac arrest, yet the first thing that struck most people about him was his sheer warmth, courtesy and kindness.

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