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Lorenzo Sanz Awarded The Spanish Football Federation’s Highest Honour

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This week it was announced that the RFEF has awarded, posthumously, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz the highest possible award that the Federation can give out: the gold and diamond insignia. This was decided by its Board of Directors in a remote meeting.

From RealMadrid.com:

When the COVID-19 crisis ends, the Federation will organize an act of remembrance for Lorenzo Sanz, in which his wife and children will be present and where the aforementioned insignia will be awarded to them. In this way, the RFEF wants to have a memory “with a person who has belonged to all the institutions of Spanish football”, in the words of the president, Luis Rubiales.

Tribute to the victims of the coronavirusFurthermore, at the start of the meeting, a tribute was paid to all those who have died as a result of the coronavirus and, at Rubiales’ suggestion, it was also decided to honour the memory of those affected by this disease in the world of football. To this end, an artistic creation will be made, as a memorial table with the names of the deceased, which will be placed in a special place in the City of Football in Las Rozas.