George Weah Biography
(25th President of Liberia and the First African Former Professional Footballer to Become a Head of State.)
Birthday: October 1, 1966 (Libra)
Born In: Clara Town, Liberia
George Weah is the current president of Liberia and a former football player who played as a striker for many European clubs. Born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia, George played football for local Liberian leagues and in 1988 he embarked into the French football scene with a place in the club Monaco. He was discovered by Arsene Wenger who took it upon himself to make sure George gets all the dues for his talent. In 1992, George was transferred to Paris-Saint German and emerged out as the top scorer in the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League. In 1995, he got associated with Milan and in the next four seasons, he played exceptionally well ensuring his team two Serie A titles. In 1995, he was honoured with the FIFA World Player of the Year award and in the same year, he won a Ballon D’Or. In the process of winning those honours and making his countrymen proud, he became the first African player to receive the honours. Following his retirement from football, George entered politics and ended up losing two elections for Vice Presidency of Liberia. He won the General Elections in 2017 and was subsequently named the 25th President of Liberia for his party Congress for Democratic Change.