Three days after the death of Lorenzo Sanz, another former president of the Real Madrid, Fernando Martin, 72 years old, has been admitted in a serious condition due to coronavirus at the Puerta de Hierro hospital in Madrid. Martín was less than two months in office.
Licensed in Chemical Sciences and businessman dedicated to the purchase of land in rural areas through his company Martinsa SA, Martín was the dolphin of Florentino Pérez when he abruptly decided to leave the presidency of Real Madrid in February 2006, after a defeat by the team in Mallorca, claiming then “have spoiled the players and have been confused.” It was the end of the call galactic team, with Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo and Beckham as references.
Failure in the Champions
Arsenal finished their project
In the two months of the club under the presidency of Fernando Martín, and with Juan Ramón López Caro on the bench, the team did not lose any League game, but was eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 by Arsenal, with Thierry Figures Henry and Cesc Fabregas (0-1 at the Bernabeu and 0-0 in London).
The European elimination added to the bad progress in the league, which Barcelona would win with twelve points of advantage, precipitated the resignation of Fernando Martín in April. The club was in the hands of a manager chaired by Luis Gómez Montejano, the oldest man on the board.
Fernando Martín first announced that he would run for the elections but immediately gave up on his purpose, he dedicated himself to his business, completely separating himself from football. Those elections held on July 2, 2006 are the last that Madrid has held. They were won by Ramón Calderón (8,344 votes) before four contenders: Juan Palacios (8,098 votes), Juan Miguel Villar Mir (6,712 votes), Lorenzo Sanz (2,377 votes) and Arturo Baldasano (1,581 votes).