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Former Real Madrid president dies after contracting coronavirus

March 22, 2020 8:00 am

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died today after being hospitalized with coronavirus.

The 76-year-old was Real Madrid President from 1995-2000, a period in which Real won the Champions League twice.

His son Lorenzo Sanz Duran posted the news of his father’s passing on Twitter this morning.

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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.

Sanz’s son Fernando, played for Real Madrid from 1996-1999 before spending the final seven years of his career at Malaga.

[Source: BBC Sport]

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