Nils Lennart Johansson (born 5 November 1929) 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 2007.
Lennart Johansson in October 2013
|Honorary President of UEFA|
|Assumed office |
26 January 2007
Ángel María Villar (acting)
|5th President of UEFA|
19 April 1990 – 26 January 2007
|Preceded by||Jacques Georges|
|Succeeded by||Michel Platini|
Nils Lennart Johansson
5 November 1929
|Occupation||Football administrator (retired)|
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 is probably most famous for starting the UEFA Champions League and for bringing the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship to his native Sweden. Johansson was named Honorary UEFA President by his successor Michel Platini at the Düsseldorf Congress in January 2007.
- "Lennart Johansson satsar på bandy" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
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| Chairman of AIK
Carl Erik Hedlund
| Chairman of the Swedish Football Association
| President of UEFA