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George Weah
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25th President of Liberia
Assumed office
22 January 2018
Vice President Jewel Taylor
Preceded by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberia Senator for Montserrado County
In office
14 January 2015 – 22 January 2018
Preceded by Joyce Musu Freeman-Sumo
Personal details
Born
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong
Ousman Weah

1 October 1966 (1966-10-01) (age 55)
Monrovia, Liberia
Political party Congress for Democratic Change
Children 3, including George and Timothy
Relatives Christopher Wreh (Cousin)
Alma mater Parkwood University
DeVry University
George Weah
Personal information
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1981–1984 Young Survivors Claratown
1984–1985 Bongrange Company
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Mighty Barrolle 10 (7)
1986–1987 Invincible Eleven 23 (24)
1987 Africa Sports 2 (1)
1987–1988 Tonnerre Yaoundé 18 (14)
1988–1992 Monaco 103 (47)
1992–1995 Paris Saint-Germain 96 (32)
1995–2000 Milan 114 (46)
2000 Chelsea (loan) 11 (3)
2000 Manchester City 7 (1)
2000–2001 Marseille 19 (5)
2001–2003 Al Jazira 8 (13)
Total 411 (193)
National team
1986-2002 Liberia 75 (18)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician and retired footballer. He is the 25th and current President of Liberia upon winning the 2017 general election in December 2017. He has played for Liberia national team.

In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was named the African Footballer of the Year, and in 1996, he was named African Player of the Century.

After his football career with his high popularity, he ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 election, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting. In the 2011 election, he ran for vice president on Winston Tubman's ticket. Running as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate, Weah was elected to the Senate in 2014.

Weah won the presidency while a candidate for President of Liberia in the 2017 general election against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Career statistics

Club

Europe

Source:

Club Season League Cup League Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monaco 1988–89 23 14 10 1 5 2 38 17
1989–90 17 5 7 3 24 8
1990–91 29 10 6 5 5 3 40 18
1991–92 34 18 4 1 9 4 47 23
Paris Saint-Germain 1992–93 30 14 6 2 9 7 45 23
1993–94 32 11 3 2 5 1 40 14
1994–95 34 7 5 2 3 1 11 8 53 18
A.C. Milan 1995–96 26 11 3 1 1 0 6 3 36 15
1996–97 28 13 2 0 5 3 35 16
1997–98 24 10 8 3 32 13
1998–99 26 8 4 1 30 9
1999–2000 10 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 14 5
Chelsea 1999–2000 11 3 4 2 15 5
Manchester City 2000–01 7 1 -– 2 3 9 4
Marseille 2000–01 19 5 1 0 20 5
Total 350 134 58 20 5 4 2 0 63 35 478 193

International goals

Scores and results list Liberia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Liberia goal.
List of international goals scored by George Weah
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 30 January 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Nigeria 2–0 1987 West African Nations Cup
2 1 February 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Burkina Faso 2–0
3 6 February 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Togo 3–0
4 26 July 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Morocco 2–1 Friendly
5 20 December 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Burkina Faso 1–0 1–0 1987 CEDEAO Cup
6 23 December 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Côte d'Ivoire 1–2
7 21 August 1988 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Ghana 1–0 2–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 11 June 1989 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Malawi 1–0 1–0
9 4 September 1994 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Togo 1–0 1–0 1996 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10 23 June 1996 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Gambia 2–0 4–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 6 April 1997 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Egypt 1–0 1–0
12 22 June 1997 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Congo DR 2–0 2–1 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
13 20 June 1999 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Tunisia 2–0 2–0 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14 16 July 2000 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Cape Verde 1–0 3–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
15 22 April 2001 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Sudan 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 14 July 2001 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone 1–0 1–0
17 23 August 2001 Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente, Veracruz, Mexico  Mexico 1–2 4–5 Friendly
18 19 January 2002 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali  Mali 1–0 1–1 2002 Africa Cup of Nations

Honors

Club

Mighty Barrolle
Invincible Eleven
Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
A.C. Milan
Chelsea

International

Liberia

  • CSSA Nations Cup runner-up: 1987

Individual

  • African Footballer of the Year: 1989, 1994, 1995
  • FIFA XI: 1991, 1996 (Reserve), 1997, 1998
  • French Division 1 Foreign Player of the Year: 1990–91
  • UEFA Champions League Top Scorer: 1994–95
  • BBC African Footballer of the Year: 1995
  • Onze d'Or: 1995
  • Ballon d'Or: 1995
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1995
  • ESM Team of the Year: 1995–96
  • Onze d'Argent: 1996
  • FIFA Fair Play Award: 1996
  • FIFA World Player of the Year – Silver award: 1996
  • IFFHS African Player of the Century: 1996
  • World Soccer's 100 Greatest Footballers of All Time: 1999
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2004
  • Golden Foot Legends Award: 2005
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
  • IFFHS Legends
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Cuttington University: 29 June 2018.

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