Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies aged 76

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has passed away in hospital in Madrid at the age of 76, due to coronavirus.

The Spaniard had been hospitalised for a number of days after developing a fever, and the subsequent test for COVID-19 provided a positive result.

Born in Madrid in 1943, he held the position of club president at the Santiago Bernabéu from 1995-2000. He will be remembered for winning the Champions League title in two of his last three seasons at the helm – beating Juventus and Valencia in the 1998 and 2000 deciders.

Sanz is the father-in-law of former Real Madrid and Spanish defender Míchel Salgado, who married his daughter Malula.

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