UEFA's longtime president, Lennart Johansson from Sweden, died Tuesday, aged 89, after a quick sickness.
The Swedish Soccer Federation introduced on Wednesday (05.06.2019). The affiliation praised Johansson as the best chief of Swedish soccer ever. FIFA has introduced that it'll honor its former vp this Wednesday on the World Soccer Federation congress in Paris.
Shut connection to the DFB
Johansson was UEFA president from 1990 to 2007. In 1998 he was defeated by Joseph Blatter within the election for the FIFA president. Johansson at all times had shut ties with the German Soccer Federation, particularly with the previous president of the German Soccer Affiliation Egidius Braun. He additionally supported the DFB in his candidacy for the 2006 World Cup. A yr later the summer time fairy story Johansson misplaced the struggle towards Michel Platini for the submit of head of UEFA in Düsseldorf.
Few senior officers have been so fashionable internationally with the soccer public, it has been mentioned by the Swedish Affiliation. After Johansson the cup is called, which receives the champion of the primary Swedish soccer league Allsvenskan.