George Weah

Date of birth01 October 1966
Place of birthMonrovia
NationalityLiberian
Weight81 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Born in poverty on the streets of the Liberian capital of Monrovia, George's career was such a spectacular success that he was named African Footballer of the Century in 1998.

It was in 1988 that he moved to European football and his AS Monaco coach Arsene Wenger soon reaped the benefit of his outstanding talent. They won French Cup in 1991 and reach the final of the European Cup Winners Cup the following year. His move to Paris St Germain saw the French Cup won again in 1992 and 1995, with the Championnat secured in 1994.

In Italy, a £5million move saw him play an influential part in AC Milan bringing Serie A titles to the San Siro in 1996 and 1999. George's travels then took him to England with a loan spell at Chelsea resulting in a FA Cup win at Wembley in 2000. A brief stint at Manchester City followed before he returned to France with Olympique Marseille. Before retiring to live in New York, he ended his playing days in the United Arab Emirates with the Al-Jazira Sporting Club.

Displaying all the qulaities of a world class striker, George's could be relied up to give 100% effort in every game. The African Player of the Year in 1989, 1994 and 1995 was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995. In the same year, he became the first African to win the European Footballer of the Year accolade.

A true humanitarian, he has almost single-handedly financed the Liberia national team. George has become the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for children in Africa.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Young Survivors 01 Jul 1981 01 Jul 1984
Bongrange 01 Jul 1984 01 Jul 1985
Mighty Barolle 01 Jul 1985 01 Jul 1986
Invincible Eleven 01 Jul 1986 01 Jul 1987
Tonnerre de Yaounde 01 Jul 1987 01 Jul 1988
AS Monaco 01 Jul 1988 01 Jul 1992
Paris St Germain 01 Jul 1992 16 May 1995
AC Milan 16 May 1995 04 Aug 2000
Chelsea 12 Jan 2000 21 May 2000 L
Manchester City 04 Aug 2000 17 Oct 2000
Olympique Marseille 17 Oct 2000 30 Jun 2001
Al Jazira 17 Sep 2001 30 Jun 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Rest of the World UNICEF Charity 1
1996-97 Rest of the World Representative
1
1997-98 FIFA Representative 1
1
1998-99 World XI FIGC Centenary 1
1
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 4
2
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 9
2
3
2000-01 Manchester City League Cup 2
3
1
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 5
2
1
1
2000-01 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 17
2
5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Oct 1991 Germany v Rest of the World L 3-1 UNICEF Charity
14 Jul 1996 Brazil v Rest of the World L 2-1 Representative


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Liberia West Africa Nations Cup 1
1
1988-89 Liberia FIFA World Cup 6
2
1989-90 Liberia FIFA World Cup 1
1994-95 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 7
1
1995-96 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 2
1995-96 Liberia FIFA World Cup 2
1
1996-97 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
1996-97 Liberia FIFA World Cup 3
1
1997-98 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 2
1997-98 Liberia FIFA World Cup 1
1998-99 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
1999-00 Liberia FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2
2000-01 Liberia FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 Liberia Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2001-02 Liberia FIFA World Cup 1
1
2001-02 Liberia International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Jan 1987 Liberia v Nigeria W 2-0 ZONE 3 Group A
07 Aug 1988 Ghana v Liberia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
21 Aug 1988 Liberia v Ghana W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
06 Jan 1989 Egypt v Liberia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round B
22 Jan 1989 Liberia v Kenya D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round B
11 Jun 1989 Liberia v Malawi W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round B
25 Jun 1989 Liberia v Egypt W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round B
12 Aug 1989 Kenya v Liberia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round B
04 Sep 1994 Liberia v Togo W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
11 Nov 1994 Mauritania v Liberia D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
22 Jan 1995 Liberia v Senegal D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
10 Feb 1995 Tunisia v Liberia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
09 Apr 1995 Togo v Liberia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
23 Apr 1995 Liberia v Tunisia W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
04 Jun 1995 Liberia v Mauritania W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
16 Jan 1996 Gabon v Liberia W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
25 Jan 1996 Zaire v Liberia L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
01 Jun 1996 Gambia v Liberia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
23 Jun 1996 Liberia v Gambia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
06 Oct 1996 Zaire v Liberia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
10 Nov 1996 Liberia v Tunisia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 2
26 Jan 1997 Liberia v Togo L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
22 Feb 1997 Tanzania v Liberia D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
06 Apr 1997 Liberia v Egypt W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 2
27 Apr 1997 Tunisia v Liberia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 2
22 Jun 1997 Liberia v Congo DR W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
13 Jul 1997 Togo v Liberia L 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
28 Jul 1997 Liberia v Tanzania W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
17 Aug 1997 Egypt v Liberia L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 2
02 Aug 1998 Niger v Liberia L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Preliminary 1st leg
16 Aug 1998 Liberia v Niger W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Preliminary 2nd leg
04 Oct 1998 Tunisia v Liberia L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
24 Jan 1999 Liberia v Uganda W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
09 Apr 1999 Algeria v Liberia L 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
20 Jun 1999 Liberia v Tunisia W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
23 Apr 2000 Liberia v Chad D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
18 Jun 2000 Sudan v Liberia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
09 Jul 2000 Liberia v Nigeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
14 Jul 2000 Liberia v Cape Verde Islands W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Preliminary 2nd leg
16 Dec 2000 South Africa v Liberia L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
28 Jan 2001 Ghana v Liberia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
25 Feb 2001 Liberia v Sierra Leone W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
22 Apr 2001 Liberia v Sudan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
05 May 2001 Nigeria v Liberia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
03 Jun 2001 Liberia v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
01 Jul 2001 Liberia v Ghana L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
14 Jul 2001 Sierra Leone v Liberia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
04 Aug 2001 Colombia v Liberia L 2-1 International Friendly
24 Aug 2001 Mexico v Liberia L 5-4 International Friendly
19 Jan 2002 Mali v Liberia D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
25 Jan 2002 Algeria v Liberia D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
28 Jan 2002 Liberia v Nigeria L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.