Coronavirus Claims First Football Victim

Former Real Madrid President Dies of Coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died on Saturday after being hospitalised with coronavirus. Sanz, who was seventy-six years old was president at the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a period in which Real won the Champions League twice.

Speaking on Twitter his son and former Real Madrid player Fernando Sanz said, “My father has just died, 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 thirty-three time Spanish champions, He lost the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real’s big-spending ‘Galatico’ era.

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