Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies of coronavirus

  • March 22, 2020

Lorenzo Sanz, the president who led Real Madrid to the 1998 European Cup, died on Saturday after being hospitalized with coronavirus.

Sanz was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after eight days of fever.

76-year-old Sanz was president at Bernabeu from 1995-2000 and at the time 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.”

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