George Weah

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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

(1966-10-01) 1 October 1966 (age 51)[1]
Monrovia, Liberia
Political party Congress for Democratic Change
Children 3, including George
Relatives Christopher Wreh (Cousin)
Alma mater Parkwood University
DeVry University

Association football career
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)
2000Chelsea (loan) 11 (3)
2000 Manchester City 7 (1)
2000–2001 Marseille 19 (5)
2001–2003 Al Jazira 8 (13)
Total 411 (193)
National team
1987–2003 Liberia 60 (22)
* 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]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[4]

Club performance League ContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoals
LiberiaLeague AfricaTotal
1985 Bongrange Company 2 1 2 1
1986 Mighty Barolle Premier League 10 7 10 7
1987 Invincible Eleven & Majestic Premier League 23 24 23 24
CameroonLeague AfricaTotal
1988 Tonnerre Kalara Yaoundé MTN Elite one 18 14 18 14
FranceLeague EuropeTotal
1988/89 Monaco Division 1 23 14 5 2 28 16
1989/90 17 5 7 3 24 8
1990/91 29 10 5 3 34 13
1991/92 34 18 9 4 43 22
1992/93 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 30 14 8 6 38 20
1993/94 32 11 5 1 37 12
1994/95 34 7 11 8 45 15
ItalyLeague EuropeTotal
1995/96 Milan Serie A 26 11 6 3 32 14
1996/97 28 13 5 3 33 16
1997/98 24 10 0 0 24 10
1998/99 26 8 0 0 26 8
1999/00 10 4 1 1 11 5
EnglandLeague EuropeTotal
1999/00 Chelsea Premier League 11 3 - 11 3
2000/01 Manchester City Premier League 7 1 - 7 1
FranceLeague EuropeTotal
2000/01 Olympique Marseille Division 1 19 5 0 0 19 5
United Arab EmiratesLeague AsiaTotal
2001/02 Al-Jazira UAE League 8 13 8 13
2002/03 0 0 0 0
Country Liberia 35 32 35 32
Cameroon 18 14 18 14
France 218 84 50 27 268 111
Italy 114 46 12 7 131 53
England 18 4 - 18 4
United Arab Emirates 8 13 8 13
Total 410 194 62 34 472 228

International career statistics[change | change source]

Liberia national team
YearAppsGoals
1988
1989 5 1
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996 6 1
1997 9 2
1998 3 0
1999 3 1
2000 7 1
2001 11 3
2002 3 1
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
Total

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