Today, April 4, marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Ramon Mendoza who was president of the Real Madrid from 1985 to 1995. He died at the age of 73 of a heart attack on April 4, 2001 while enjoying a vacation in the Bahamas.
Ramon Mendoza reached the presidency of Real Madrid in 1985 after the departure of Luis de Carlos. Mendoza was the only one who submitted the necessary signatures and, therefore, was proclaimed president. He was reelected in 1988, 1991 and in 1995 when he won at the polls to Florentino Pérez. He resigned in 1995 his position was held Lorenzo Sanz.
During the mandate of Ramon Mendoza appeared the 'Quinta del Buitre'. Under Ramón Mendoza, Real Madrid won six La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, one UEFA Cup, three Super Cups and one League Cup. Along with Bernabéu, Mendoza has the honor of being the only president to win five consecutive leagues (1985/86 to 1989/90).