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George Weah
George Weah 2019 (cropped).jpg
25th President of Liberia
Assumed office
22 January 2018
Vice PresidentJewel Taylor
Preceded byEllen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberia Senator for Montserrado County
In office
14 January 2015 – 22 January 2018
Preceded byJoyce Musu Freeman-Sumo
Personal details
Born
George Tawlon Manneh Oppong
Ousman Weah

(1966-10-01) 1 October 1966 (age 54)[1]
Monrovia, Liberia
Political partyCongress for Democratic Change
Children3, including George and Timothy
RelativesChristopher Wreh (Cousin)
Alma materParkwood University
DeVry University

Association football career
Playing positionStriker
Youth career
1981–1984Young Survivors Claratown
1984–1985Bongrange Company
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1986Mighty Barrolle10(7)
1986–1987Invincible Eleven23(24)
1987Africa Sports2(1)
1987–1988Tonnerre Yaoundé18(14)
1988–1992Monaco103(47)
1992–1995Paris Saint-Germain96(32)
1995–2000Milan114(46)
2000Chelsea (loan)11(3)
2000Manchester City7(1)
2000–2001Marseille19(5)
2001–2003Al Jazira8(13)
Total411(193)
National team
1986-2002Liberia75(18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966)[1] 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.[2][3]

Career statistics

Club

Europe

Source:[4][5]

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[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 30 January 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  NGA 2–0 1987 West African Nations Cup
2 1 February 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  BFA 2–0
3 6 February 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  TOG 3–0
4 26 July 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  MAR 2–1 Friendly
5 20 December 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  BFA 1–0 1–0 1987 CEDEAO Cup
6 23 December 1987 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  CIV 1–2
7 21 August 1988 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  GHA 1–0 2–0 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 11 June 1989 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  MWI 1–0 1–0
9 4 September 1994 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  TOG 1–0 1–0 1996 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10 23 June 1996 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  GAM 2–0 4–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 6 April 1997 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  EGY 1–0 1–0
12 22 June 1997 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  COD 2–0 2–1 1998 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
13 20 June 1999 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  TUN 2–0 2–0 2000 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14 16 July 2000 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  CPV 1–0 3–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
15 22 April 2001 SKD Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  SUD 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 14 July 2001 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  SLE 1–0 1–0
17 23 August 2001 Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente, Veracruz, Mexico  MEX 1–2 4–5 Friendly
18 19 January 2002 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali  MLI 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

Individual

References

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