The president and former player of the Patronage, Miguel
Hollmann, died this Tuesday at the age of 71 after being admitted on January 25 with coronavirus in a hospital in the northern province of Entre Ríos.
“At the age of 71, the president of our entity Miguel Ángel Hollmann ceased to exist. Since January he had been battling against COVID 19. Finally, his body did not resist pre-existing diseases,” the club reported in a statement published in its Web.
“His role was key to gestating the club’s glory years”
“Since January 25, he was admitted to the Entrerriana Sanatorium in Paraná. Tito, as his nickname, was a player, fan and leader of the institution that embraced him practically throughout his life. His role as a member of the board of directors was key to gestate the glory years of the club, until promotion to the First Division “, adds the text.
Hollmann he was president from 2005 to 2009, then he was vice president and returned to be in charge of the institution in 2016.
“It was the alma mater of the entity’s growth in the last 15 years, obtaining the respect of its leading peers,” said the club, which was promoted to the First Division of Argentine soccer in December 2015.
Three days of mourning
Before the death, the institution of the city of Paraná decreed three days of mourning and closed its facilities.
“Until his last breath he accompanied the club, he was characterized by his humility and passion for these colors, his life was the Board of Trustees. Today the club mourns and fires him. Goodbye, Tito!”, Concludes the statement.
His death was lamented through social networks by most of the local clubs and by the Argentine Football Association (AFA).