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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies from coronavirus


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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday, four days after he was hospitalized due to coronavirus.

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Sanz was 76 years old. His death was announced by his son on Twitter.

“My father has just died. He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hard working people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion.”

Sanz served as Real Madrid president from 1995 to 2000, a period which saw Los Blancos win the Champions League twice.

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