Lennart Johansson

1929 - 2019

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Nils Lennart Johansson (5 November 1929 – 4 June 2019) was a Swedish sports official who served as the fifth and, to date, longest-serving president of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations. He served in the position from his election at the UEFA Congress in 1990 until 2007. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lennart Johansson has received more than 296,176 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Lennart Johansson is the 2,935th most popular politician (up from 3,330th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 130th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Swedish Politician.

Lennart Johansson is most famous for scoring the goal that won Sweden the 1958 World Cup.

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Among politicians, Lennart Johansson ranks 2,935 out of 19,576Before him are Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Bayinnaung, Childebert III, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Florianus, and Joan II, Countess of Burgundy. After him are Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Anna of Tyrol, Matthias Erzberger, Tomislav of Croatia, Piye, and André-Hercule de Fleury.

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Among people born in 1929, Lennart Johansson ranks 59Before him are Karolos Papoulias, Günter Schabowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Murray Gell-Mann, Ralf Dahrendorf, and James Last. After him are John Cassavetes, Osamu Yamaji, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Ivar Giaever, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Bernard Haitink. Among people deceased in 2019, Lennart Johansson ranks 43Before him are David J. Thouless, Claudine Auger, Murray Gell-Mann, Tony Buzan, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Giya Kancheli. After him are Franco Columbu, Raymond Poulidor, Kary Mullis, Li Peng, Prem Tinsulanonda, and Yasuhiro Nakasone.

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Among people born in Sweden, Lennart Johansson ranks 121 out of 1,879Before him are Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912), Lasse Hallström (1946), Gunnar Gren (1920), and Sune Bergström (1916). After him are Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001), Hjalmar Branting (1860), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (1584), and Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Lennart Johansson ranks 36Before him are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Anund Jacob (1008), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), and Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799). After him are Hjalmar Branting (1860), Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Stefan Löfven (1957), Magnus III of Sweden (1240), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), and Stenkil (1030).