Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday on the age of 76, his son introduced.
Sanz was in control of the Spanish giants from 1995-2000, overseeing two Champions League titles.
“My father has just passed away. He did not deserve this ending and in this way,” tweeted his son, Lorenzo Sanz junior.
“One of the best, bravest and hardest-working people I have ever seen. His family and Real Madrid were his passions.”
Three days in the past, Sanz Jr., a former skilled basketball participant, mentioned that his father had been admitted to a Madrid hospital after struggling the signs of the coronavirus which has killed greater than 1,320 individuals in Spain.
Sanz claimed a spot on the Real Madrid board within the mid-1980s, when the president was Ramon Mendoza.
He changed Mendoza as president in 1995.
With Jupp Heynckes as coach and star gamers corresponding to Davor Suker, Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf, Fernando Hierro and Raul, Real gained the Champions League in 1998 by beating Juventus within the closing.
It was their seventh European Cup however first in 32 years.
Two years later, in Paris, Real claimed an eighth by beating Valencia within the closing.
However, that very same yr, Sanz was ousted as president by Florentino Perez, who opened a brand new period on the membership, including 5 extra Champions Leagues in 20 years.
Current membership captain and Spanish worldwide Sergio Ramos, who with teammates is in quarantine after one of many membership’s basketball gamers examined optimistic for the virus, hailed Sanz.
“Very sad day for Real Madrid. Lorenzo Sanz connected yesterday and today with two numbers for history — 7 and 8,” tweeted Ramos in reference to the important thing Champions League titles.
“His death saddens us even more in these difficult days in which we find ourselves. My deep condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace.”