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George Weah

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George Manneh Oppong Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician and former professional footballer who is the outgoing president of Liberia, serving in office between 2018 and 2024. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. He played as a striker in his prolific 18-year professional football career, which ended in 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Weah has received more than 9,229,163 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). George Weah is the 56th most popular soccer player (up from 91st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Liberia and the most popular Liberian Soccer Player.

George Weah is most famous for being the only African player to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

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Among soccer players, George Weah ranks 56 out of 16,880Before him are Romário, Roger Milla, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, Djalma Santos, and Jairzinho. After him are Béla Guttmann, Paolo Rossi, Giacinto Facchetti, Nílton Santos, Vahid Halilhodžić, and Oliver Kahn.

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Among people born in 1966, George Weah ranks 5Before him are Mike Tyson, Sophie Marceau, Salma Hayek, and Romário. After him are Jimmy Wales, Roman Abramovich, Mikhail Mishustin, Vincent Cassel, Hristo Stoichkov, Helena Bonham Carter, and Adam Sandler.

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Among people born in Liberia, George Weah ranks 2 out of 20Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938). After him are Charles Taylor (1948), Samuel Doe (1951), William Tolbert (1913), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Charles D. B. King (1875), Amos Sawyer (1945), Moses Blah (1947), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Edwin Barclay (1882).


Among soccer players born in Liberia, George Weah ranks 1After him are Ola John (1992), Christopher Wreh (1975), Sekou Oliseh (1990), Collins John (1985), Alex Nimely (1991), and Darlington Nagbe (1990).

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