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Video: Middlesbrough Release Touching Ugo Ehiogu Tribute Ahead Of Sunderland Clash

Video: Middlesbrough Release Touching Ugo Ehiogu Tribute Ahead Of Sunderland Clash

Middlesbrough have played a touching tribute to club hero Ugo Ehiogu.

The Boro were rocked by the shock death of their former defender at the age of 44 last week.

Ehiogu – who also played for England, Aston Villa and Rangers – tragically passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while working at Tottenham’s training ground as the club’s Under-23s coach.

And tonight Boro led the tributes to the big defender with a minute’s applause ahead of their Premier League clash with Sunderland.

Ehiogu also appeared on the cover of the official match programme at the Riverside.

The club have now released a heartfelt video tribute to Ehiogu on their official website.

It shows Ehiogu’s best moments and goals and includes Twitter tributes from fans.

You can check it out below:

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Ehiogu is of course regarded as somewhat of a cult hero north of the border after his short spell at Rangers.

He proved to be an unlikely scorer as Walter Smith’s Gers side pulled off a shock 1-0 win at Celtic Park in 2007 thanks to Ehiogu’s stunning overhead-kick.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was among those to send his condolences to Ehiogu’s family before their FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs on Saturday.

 

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