Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus

2020-03-22T00:40:16+00:00 2020-03-22T00:40:16+00:00.

Aris Barkas

22/Mar/20 00:40

Real Madrid mourns the passing of a former president who was linked with successes.

By Eurohoops team/

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died at the age of 76, just days after being hospitalized with coronavirus-like symptoms. His son Fernando Sanz, a former basketball player, wrote on Tweeter: “My father has just died. He did not deserve this ending and in this way. One of the kindest, bravest, and hardworking people I’ve ever seen is leaving”.

Under Sanz, Real Madrid had won the European Champions Cup of 1996 with Arvydas Sabonis as the star player and coach Zeljko Obradovic on the bench.

The club issued the following press release:

“Real Madrid C. F., the club president and Board of Directors all wish to express the deepest regret at the passing of Lorenzo Sanz, who was club president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000.

The club wishes to convey its condolences to his wife Mari Luz, his children, Lorenzo, Francisco, Fernando, María Luz (Malula) and Diana, as well as his family and friends. Our condolences are shared by all madridistas.

During the presidency of Lorenzo Sanz, Real Madrid continued to add to its history and legendary status. He was president of the club when, after 32 years, the club won its much-awaited seventh European Cup, in Amsterdam in 1998.

With Lorenzo Sanz as president of Real Madrid, the club won two European Cups and an Intercontinental Cup, a league title, a Spanish Super Cup, a basketball league title and the Saporta Cup.

Today, all of madridismo is in mourning following the passing of the president who dedicated a huge part of his life to his great passion: Real Madrid.

Given the current circumstances, Real Madrid will give him the recognition he deserves as soon as possible”.