5 November 1929 |
|Known for||UEFA President|
Nils Lennart Johansson (born 5 November 1929) was the 5th 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. 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.
He is now the chairman of a committee for bringing bandy into the Olympic programme.
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