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|5th President of UEFA|
19 April 1990 – 26 January 2007
|Preceded by||Jacques Georges|
|Succeeded by||Michel Platini|
Nils Lennart Johansson
5 November 1929
|Died||4 June 2019
|Occupation||Football 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.
Johansson died on 4 June 2019 in Stockholm, aged 89.
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