Former President of Spanish football club Real Madrid, Lorenzo Sanz, has died after contracting the novel coronavirus.
The 76-year-old died on Saturday, March 21 after being taken to the hospital for treatment of COVID-19.
Son of the former President of Real Madrid, Lorenzo Sanz Duran announced his father’s death on Twitter.
“My father has just died. He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hardworking people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion,” he tweeted.
Sanz was the president at the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a period in which Real won the Champions League twice.
Sanz signed players such as Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf, and Davor Suker during his time in charge of the 33-time Spanish champions.
He lost the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real’s big-spending ‘Galactico’ era.