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

5 November 1929 (1929-11-05) (age 89)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Football administrator (retired)

Nils Lennart Johansson (born 5 November 1929) is a Swedish sportsperson. 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.


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