George Weah! The only African player to have won the World best

Kingston James
02 May 2022
15:38

George Weah is one of the greatest footballers in Africa. He is the only African player to win the world's best player award. He won the award during the 1995 season with AC Milan. He was the top scorer in the UCL during the 90s and has since gone on to become the president of Liberia. Weah is a legend.

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Football player George Weah
Football player George Weah

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, George Weah was crowned the African, European, and World Player of the Year in 1995. He later became involved in politics and was elected to the Senate in 2014. He is currently serving as the president of the Republic of Liberia. He is one of the few Africans to win a world best award in any sport, and he deserves a shot at it.

Football player George Weah
Football player George Weah

Weah won the Liberian domestic league when he was a teenager. Arsene Wenger's agent, Claude Le Roy, heard of his skills and relayed the news to the French manager, Arsene Wenger. In 1988, Weah was signed for PS12,000 by Tonnerre Yaounde in France. At the time, Arsene Wenger was the manager of Monaco and had visited Liberia before signing him. Weah has said that he credits Wenger with his success.

Football player George Weah
Football player George Weah

George Weah is an excellent example of a successful player in the modern game. The former Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, AC Millan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Marseille and Al-Jazira scored a total of 194 goals in 413 appearances for his clubs and scored 18 goals for his country with 75 caps.

Individual awards

African Footballer of the year; 1989, 1994, 1995

UEFA Champions League Top Scorer: 1994-1995

Ballon d'Or: 1995

BBC African Footballer of the year: 1995

FIFA World Player of the Year: 1995

FIFA World Player of the year- Silver award: 1996

IFFHS African Player of The Century: 1999

And so many more.

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Honours

Weah won the Liberian Premier League twice in the year 1985-1986 season and 1986-1987, he then moved to Monaco where he won the Coupe de France in the 1990-1991 season. George didn't stop there, he moved to PSG and delivered League 1, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue before finally moving to AC Milan, at the San Siro, he won the Seria A twice in the year 1995-1996 and 1989-1999. He moved to England London with Chelsea and won the FA Cup with the Blues in the year 1999-2000.

Football player George Weah
Football player George Weah

A powerful striker, Weah is a true powerhouse. He has an incredible power shot and has been the best player in Africa for more than a decade. At his peak, he weighed 1,84 kg but never won the Champions League or featured in the World Cup tournament. He also has an amazing ability to play against the opposing goal. Weah is a true legend in the African game. So, it's no wonder that we all know about him.

Weah is the most famous African footballer. His personal financial backing makes him the most valuable ambassador for his country. He personally banks his national team. He pays the players' travel expenses, supplies them with kit and even gives them win bonuses. Aside from being the most popular footballer in his country, he's also the most well-known player from his continent.

Football player George Weah
Football player George Weah

The former world best football player is a true hero in his country. He was a true star for Liberia and sponsored the national team, but he never played in the World Cup. He became the president of Liberia in 2017 and is currently the president of the country. His political success has pushed him into the presidency of his country. With his ability to score, the African player can be the most influential in his country.

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