George Weah

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George Manneh Oppong Weah (; born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician and former professional footballer who is currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. Often regarded as one of the world's best football players, he played as a striker in his prolific 18-year professional career, which ended in 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Weah has received more than 6,046,546 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). George Weah is the 91st most popular soccer player (down from 85th 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 91 out of 16,923Before him are Denis Law, Richard Møller Nielsen, Gianluigi Buffon, Nándor Hidegkuti, Hristo Stoichkov, and Bebeto. After him are Gabriel Batistuta, Telmo Zarra, Bobby Robson, Leo Beenhakker, Lucien Laurent, and Jürgen Klinsmann.

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Among people born in 1966, George Weah ranks 10Before him are Sophie Marceau, Salma Hayek, Eric Cantona, Adam Sandler, Helena Bonham Carter, and Hristo Stoichkov. After him are Luke Perry, Halle Berry, Grigori Perelman, Vincent Cassel, Roman Abramovich, and René Higuita.

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Among people born in Liberia, George Weah ranks 2 out of 18Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938). After him are Charles Taylor (1948), Samuel Doe (1951), William Tolbert (1913), Charles D. B. King (1875), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Ziad Fazah (1954).


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

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