BBC stories that former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday after being hospitalised with coronavirus.
Sanz, 76, was president on the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a interval by which Real gained the Champions League twice.
“My father has just died,” wrote Sanz’s son Lorenzo Sanz Duran on Twitter.
“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 signed gamers corresponding to Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf and Davor Suker throughout his time in control of the 33-time Spanish champions,
He misplaced the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real’s big-spending ‘Galatico’ period.
Sanz’s son Fernando, 46, performed for Real Madrid from 1996-1999 earlier than spending the ultimate seven years of his profession at Malaga.