Jesus Gil y Gil

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: flamboyant owner of the Atletico de Madrid football (soccer) team known as the "George Steinbrenner of Spain" who was known for firing his coaches at a rapid rate (he went through 23 coaches in 16 years) and whose team won the Spanish League just once during his tenure.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

 

Born: March 11, 1933

 

Died: May 14, 2004

 

Location: Madrid, Spain