Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Lorenzo Sanz dies of Corona Virus
DBasia.news – Former President of Real Madrid, Lorenzo Sanz, died after contracting the corona virus.
Lorenzo Sanz is one of the corona virus patients in Spain. He was hospitalized for several days due to fever and was declared to be infected with the corona virus.
Lorenzo Sanz died on March 21, 2020 local time. He was unable to fight against the corona virus as one of the causes was his age, 76 years old.
Marca reported, Sanz was one of the most successful presidents in the history of Real Madrid. He began to become number one in Madrid in 1995 after a few years previously serving as director in the Mendoza era.
Sanz appointed Fabio Capello as Real Madrid coach. For business players, the names brought by Sanz were Davor Suker, Predrag Mijatovis, Roberto Carlos, and Clarence Seedorf. Not long ago, in the 1997-1998 season, Los Merengues won the Champions League title.
In addition, in the Sanz era, Real Madrid also achieved success at the domestic level. However, the president made a bold decision by holding a vote to elect the next club president. At that time, the decision was taken as Real Madrid were facing institutional problems.
The decision became the master’s weapon for Sanz. He was 3,167 votes adrift from Florentino Perez who was finally elected president in July 2000.
Sanz tried again to become president of Real Madrid in the 2004 ballot. Unfortunately, Perez’s success in bringing Real Madrid to many titles made Sanz’s efforts fail. However, Perez and Sanz are known to have good relations.
Real Madrid have issued an official statement with condolences. “Today, Real Madrid mourns the loss of a president who has dedicated much of his life to Real Madrid,” explained Madrid.
“Given the current situation, Real Madrid will pay what he deserves as soon as possible,” continued the statement El Real.