Kaj Leo Johannesen
|Kaj Leo Johannesen|
|Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands|
26 September 2008
|Preceded by||Jóannes Eidesgaard|
|Born||28 August 1964
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
|Political party||Union Party|
|Religion||Church of the Faroe Islands|
Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen (born 28 August 1964 in Tórshavn, Faroes) is the current Faroese prime minister, representing the Faroese Unionist Party (Sambandsflokkurin). He took office, succeeding Jóannes Eidesgaard on 26 September 2008. Johannesen is also a former international football player; he was goalkeeper for the Faroe Islands national football team.
In the Faroese parliamentary elections, held on 29 October 2011 Kaj Leo Johannesen received 1979 personal votes. This is the largest number of personal votes ever given to a Faroese parliament candidate.
Member of the City Council of Tórshavn
|Full name||Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen|
|Date of birth||28 August 1964|
|Place of birth||Tórshavn|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kaj Leo Johannesen was a football goalkeeper and received 4 full international caps for the Faroes. He made his debut as a half-time substitute in a Euro 1992 qualifying game against eventual winners Denmark in Landskrona, Sweden, which served as Faroes' home ground during their very first international qualifying tournament. He played all 90 minutes in his other international matches, including the first ever competitive game, played on the Faroes, on June 3, 1992 at Svangaskarð, Toftir against Belgium in 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.
He was unused substitute in 18 FIFA registered international matches in the period between 1989 and 1995. Kaj Leo was kept on the bench in most international matches by the "Bobble Hat" goalkeeper Jens Martin Knudsen, also in the Euro 1992 qualifying 1-0 victory over Austria in Landskrona, Sweden on September 12, 1990.
|1||25 September 1991||Idrottsplats, Landskrona||Denmark||0–4||Euro 1992 qualifying||2|
|2||13 May 1992||Ullevaal, Oslo||Norway||0–2||Friendly||2|
|3||3 June 1992||Svangaskarð, Toftir||Belgium||0–3||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||3|
|4||16 June 1992||Svangaskarð, Toftir||Cyprus||0–2||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification||2|
Club Football Career
Kaj Leo Johannesen played as first choice goalkeeper for one of the strongest Faroese clubs, HB Tórshavn between 1984 and 1998, and made some comebacks in later years. He became champion of the Faroese League in 1988, 1990 and 1998.
Handball Player for Kyndil
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- Reistrup, Høgni (6 November 2011). "Kaj Leo The King" (in Faroese). Personal blogg of Høgni Reistrup. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- pdf-file, page 27.
- Logting.fo, The Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
- Profile on FaroeSoccer.com