Amador Suarez, ex-Madrid vice-president, dies at 76 after losing 41-day battle with coronavirus

Amador Suarez, ex-Madrid vice-president, dies at 76 after losing 41-day battle with coronavirus

- Amador Suarez eventually succumbed to coronavirus

- He had battled the infection for about 41 days

- Real Madrid deeply regret the sudden demise of their former vice- president

Tributes continue to pour in for Amador Suarez who was a former vice-president at Spanish club Real Madrid after he lost battle with the dreaded coronavirus.

The 76-year-old had battled the illness for about 41-days before he succumbed on Tuesday May 5, 2020.

Real Madrid won two LaLiga titles during his years under Ramon Calderon as club vice-president from 2007 to 2009, having first taken the role on an interim basis in 2006.

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It was a period when the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Raul Gonzalez and Roberto Carlos starred for Los Blancos in epic wins over rivals Barcelona.

Latest statistics show that, 25,613 people are confirmed to have died from coronavirus in Spain with over 250,000 cases detected across one of the regions worst-affected by the pandemic to date.

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“Real Madrid and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of Amador Suarez, a club executive from 2006 and vice-president between 2007 and 2009.

“The club expresses its condolences and its affection for his family and loved ones.

“While he was a Real Madrid executive, the club won two football leagues, a Supercopa de Espana, a basketball league and a ULBE Cup.

“Amador Suarez had been a Real Madrid member for the past 33 years and he died aged 76 as a result of coronavirus,” the club said.

Only recently, Leeds United legend Norman Hunter who played for England during the 1996 World Cup died from complications arising from the novel coronavirus on Friday, April 17, Daily Star reports.

Hunter lost his battle with the dreaded pandemic with his former club Leeds expressing shock at the demise of the late star.

He made a massive 700 appearances for the Leeds playing as a defender, making historical contributions for the club in over 13 seasons.

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Hunter tested positive for coronavirus earlier in April and has since been under the care of the NHS.

Legit.ng earlier reported that David Beckham as well as John Terry are currently bereaved as popular grassroots football manager who works with the NHS Jermaine Wright dies from coronavirus complications.

It was gathered that the late tactician helped both former players during their early days as he was one of the organisers of the Hackney Marshes matches in East London.

Until his death, Jermaine took time to assist young footballers as well as referees grow in their respective careers.

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