GALLERY: Aston Villa and their supporters honour the memory of Ugo Ehiogu

The former Villa player died this week at the age of 44

Ugo Ehiogu

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Aston Villa football club and their supporters have paid tribute to former player Ugo Ehiogu who died this week at the age of 44.

The former England international, best known for spells at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, was Tottenham's Under-23 coach. He collapsed at the team's training ground on Thursday.

He suffered a heart attack at the team's training facilities in Enfield. He passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. 

This week, pundits, former players and the figures from around the footballing community have been paying tribute to Ehgiogu.

Ahead of today's derby with Birmingham City, supporters from both sides have joined to remember the former centre back.

A tribute to former Aston Villa player Ugo Ehiogu who has died aged 44, outside Villa Park this week. Image:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

Fan tributes to Ugo Ehiogu before the Sky Bet Championship match outside Villa Park. Image:  David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

A supporter lays floral tributes to Ugo Ehiogu before kick-off. Image:  David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

A minutes applause was observed for Ugo Ehiogu before Sunday's game against Birmingham. Image:  David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

Birmingham City's Che Adams (left) and Aston Villa's Neil Taylor wear black armbands in memory of Ugo Ehiogu during Sunday's game. Image:  David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images