Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday at the age of 76 after contracting the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday at the age of 76 after contracting the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Former Real Madrid president dies after contracting coronavirus

Time of article published Mar 22, 2020

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BARCELONA β€“ Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday at the age of 76 after contracting the coronavirus.

Sanz presided over the Spanish club between 1995 and 2000, a period in which the club won two European Cups.  

He was admitted to the Hospital Universitario Fundacion Jimenez Díaz in Madrid last Tuesday and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

His greatest achievement at Madrid was helping the club end a 32-year barren spell of not winning the European Cup.

It was during his second season in charge that, with  Jupp Heynckes as coach, Real Madrid beat Juventus 1-0 in Amsterdam.

Sanz' son Fernando, who played for Real Madrid, said on social media: "My father has just died. He did not deserve this ending. His family and Real Madrid were his passion."

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