The previous president of Actual Madrid, Lorenzo Sanz, has died on the age of 76 after contracting the coronavirus.
His son, additionally named Lorenzo Sanz, confirmed his father’s dying on Saturday, writing on Twitter: “My father has simply died. He didn’t deserve this ending and on this method. Top-of-the-line, bravest, hardest-working individuals I’ve ever recognized leaves us. His household and Actual Madrid had been his ardour. My mom and my siblings loved all of his moments with delight. RIP.”
Sanz was the membership’s president for 5 years, from 1995 to 2000, earlier than being succeeded by Florentino Perez.
He had suffered a fever for over every week at residence earlier than being admitted to the Fundacion Jimenez Diaz hospital in Madrid on Tuesday. Greater than 24,000 individuals have been contaminated with the virus in Spain, with practically 1,400 deaths.
The membership launched an announcement on Saturday that partly learn: “The membership needs to convey its condolences to his spouse Mari Luz, his kids, Lorenzo, Francisco, Fernando, María Luz [Malula] and Diana, in addition to his household and buddies. Our condolences are shared by all madridistas.”
Throughout Sanz’s time in cost Actual Madrid received the Champions League twice — the membership’s seventh European Cup in 1998 after a 32-year wait, and their eighth in 2000 — in addition to profitable La Liga in 1997.
He was accountable for the signings of Predrag Mijatovic — who scored the profitable objective within the 1998 Champions League last towards Juventus — in addition to gamers akin to Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf and Davor Suker.
Sanz had 5 kids. His son Fernando, performed as a defender for Actual Madrid for 4 years from 1995 to 1999 and is now a La Liga Ambassador.