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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Ex-UEFA President, Lennart Johansson Is Dead (Photo)

The Ex-UEFA president and father of the Champions League, Lennart Johansson dead. He kicked the bucket at 89 years old.

The Swede who directed European football for a long time as its new Champions League transformed into a worldwide business juggernaut, Lennart Johansson has kicked the bucket following a short ailment at 89 years old.

Lennart Johansson reason for death isn't plainly expressed, he is said to have kicked the bucket after a sort ailment, Sweden's Football Association said on Wednesday.

Lennart Johansson was the leader of European football affiliation UEFA from 1990 to 2007.

He was a main impetus behind the development of the Champions League, giving the landmass' top club rivalry another character, an appealing hymn and overall reach.

His rule saw colossal income streams stream into the mainland's enormous clubs, turning Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and others into multi-billion dollar ventures, and their players into worldwide megastars.

"World football will be dependably be thankful to him for all he has accomplished for the wonderful game," UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said in an announcement. The Swedish FA said Swedish football was in grieving.

"It was anything but a given that UEFA would be effective in gathering all these sensational changes," the Swedish FA said.

"The Champions League turned into a huge achievement, however Lennart Johansson's other significant accomplishment was finding a delicate harmony between the huge clubs' requests and the requirements of the more extensive football family."

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