JUST IN: Former Real Madrid President, Lorenzo Sanz Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

Lorenzo Sanz, Former Real Madrid president late yesterday Saturday, 21 March, 2020 after being hospitalised with coronavirus.

Sanz, 76, was president at the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a period in which Real Madrid won the Champions League twice.

“My father has just died,” wrote Sanz’s son Lorenzo Sanz Duran on Twitter.

“He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hard working people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion.”

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Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf and Davor Suker were all players signed by Sanz during his time in charge of the 33-time Spanish champions.

He lost the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real’s big-spending ‘Galatico’ era.

Fernando, Sanz’s 46 year-old son, played for Real Madrid from 1996-1999 before spending the final seven years of his career at Malaga.

His demise was officially announced on the Real Madrid website.

With Lorenzo Sanz at the club between 1995 and 2000, the club won: 2 European Cups, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 league title, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 1 basketball league title and 1 Saporta Cup totaling 7 titles won for the club.

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