Lennart Johansson

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Lennart Johansson
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5th President of UEFA
In office
19 April 1990 – 26 January 2007
Preceded byJacques Georges
Succeeded byMichel Platini
Personal details
Born
Nils Lennart Johansson

(1929-11-05)5 November 1929
Stockholm, Sweden
Died4 June 2019(2019-06-04) (aged 89)
Stockholm, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationFootball administrator (retired)

Nils Lennart Johansson (5 November 1929 – 4 June 2019) was a Swedish sports official. He was the fifth and, to date, the longest serving president of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, from his election at UEFA's Malta Congress in 1990 until his retirement in 2007. He was made honorary president shortly afterwards.

He started as a leader in the sport of bandy in Sweden for his hometown team AIK. Johansson then came through the ranks in the Swedish Football Association, and served as the association's president between 1984 and 1991.[1]

Johansson died on 4 June 2019 in Stockholm, aged 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lennart Johansson satsar på bandy" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. "Champions League pioneer and ex-Uefa president Lennart Johansson dies". BBC.co.uk. BBC. 5 June 2019.

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