Lorenzo Sanz Biography, Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Wiki
Lorenzo Sanz born Lorenzo Sanz Mancebo was a Spanish businessman. He was the president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000 and owner of Malaga for a period of time before selling the club to a Qatari investor.
Lorenzo Sanz Mancebo (9 August 1943 – 21 March 2020) was a Spanish businessman who was the president of Real Madrid between 1995 and 2000, and owner of Málaga.
Lorenzo Sanz Early life
Born on 9 August 1943 in Madrid, Spain, Sanz played as a goalkeeper in his youth for several minor Madrilenian league teams, including Puerta Bonita. An astute businessman, he made his fortune in real estate and construction.
Lorenzo Sanz President of Real Madrid
Sanz was a director of Real Madrid from 1985 to 1995. He then became president of Real Madrid on 26 November 1995 after Ramón Mendoza was forced to resign due to the economic, social, and sporting problems of the club. Sanz tried to turn the club around by bringing in star players like Davor Šuker and Predrag Mijatović with his own money. This led to a long-awaited European Cup victory, which Real Madrid had not won since 1966, as the club won both the 1998 and 2000 finals.
However, the two Champions League trophies were not enough to hide the financial problems that still plagued the club and in elections a few weeks after the 2000 final, he lost the presidency to Florentino Pérez.
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Lorenzo Sanz Age
Sanz was born on 9 August 1943 in Madrid, Spain. He died on 20 March 2020 in Madrid, Spain at the age of 76.
Lorenzo Sanz Wife
Sanz was married to his wife Mari Luz.
Lorenzo Sanz Children
Lorenzo Sanz had 5 children; Lorenzo Sanz, Francisco Sanz, Fernando Sanz, María Luz (Malula) and Diana Sanz. Sanz’s son Fernando, played for Real Madrid from 1996 to 1999 before spending the final 7 years of his career at Malaga. His daughter Malula Sanz Salgado is married to former Real Madrid and Spain national team full-back Michel Salgado.
Lorenzo Sanz Death
Sanz died on 20 March 2020, at the aged 76, after testing positive for COVID-19. Real Madrid announced his death in an official statement: “Real Madrid C. F., the club president and Board of Directors all wish to express the deepest regret at the passing of Lorenzo Sanz, who was club president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000.
“The club wishes to convey its condolences to his wife Mari Luz, his children, Lorenzo, Francisco, Fernando, María Luz (Malula) and Diana, as well as his family and friends. Our condolences are shared by all Madridistas.
“During the presidency of Lorenzo Sanz, Real Madrid continued to add to its history and legendary status. He was president of the club when, after 32 years, the club won its much-awaited seventh European Cup, in Amsterdam in 1998.
“With Lorenzo Sanz as president of Real Madrid, the club won two European Cups and an Intercontinental Cup, a league title, a Spanish Super Cup, a basketball league title and the Saporta Cup.
“Today, all of madridismo is in mourning following the passing of the president who dedicated a huge part of his life to his great passion: Real Madrid. Given the current circumstances, Real Madrid will give him the recognition he deserves as soon as possible.”
Sanz’s son, Fernando Sanz tweeted: “My father has just died. He did not deserve this ending and in this way. One of the kindest, bravest, and hardworking people I’ve ever seen is leaving. His family and Real Madrid were his passion. My mother and my brothers have enjoyed all their moments with pride.”
La Liga also paid tribute to Sanz, in a statement: “The thoughts of everybody LaLiga go out to our colleague Fernando Sanz and his family following the death of D. Lorenzo Sanz, who many of us have worked with and shared friendship. LaLiga expresses its sincerest condolences for the loss, particularly towards Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, where Sanz spent many years as president.”
Lorenzo Sanz Cause of Death
Lorenzo Sanz’s cause of death was kidney failure. According to his son, Fernando Sanz, he had been admitted to hospital after a period of ill health. He was tested for COVID-19 While at the hospital and was confirmed as positive prior to his death.
Lorenzo Sanz Net Worth
Information about Lorenzo Sanz’s net worth is being updated.