Former Real Madrid president died of COVID-19

During Lorenzo Sanz’s tenure as president in the Spanish capital, Predrag Mijatovic won LaLiga and the Champions League.

P. Mijatovic described the death of Lorenzo Sanz as “one of the saddest nights” of his life after the former Real Madrid president succumbed to Nobel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

L. Sanz served as Madrid president between 1995 and 2000 and died at the age of 76 after contracting COVID-19 amid the pandemic as his son confirmed on Saturday.

On Saturday night Sanz’s other son, Fernando, who played football for the club, announced his death. Sanz becomes the first high-profilecoronavirus fatality in Spain, adding to the 1,326 that had been confirmed by the government at midday.

Former Madrid forward Mijatovic was brought to Madrid by Sanz in 1996, and he went on to win LaLiga, the Champions League, Intercontinental Cup and Supercopa de Espana.

There have been more than 306,000 COVID-19 cases globally, with over 13,000 deaths as the virus continues to disrupt sport.

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