Today, George Manneh Weah presides over Africa’s first Republic — Liberia. However, Liberia’s current president got his initial fame from something just as impressive. President Weah is Africa’s top footballer and one of the most accomplished athletes in the world.
In 1995, he became the first and only player to win the FIFA, EUROPE and AFRICA Player of the Year awards. All at the same time. He remains the only African player to earn the coveted FIFA World Player of the Year title and Ballon d’Or trophy.
From IE and Barolle, Weah began playing for Liberia’s national team –Lone Star. He has also played for several teams in Europe and really put Liberia on the sports map.