“George Manneh Oppong Weah”
LFA Championship 1987
Cameroon Championship 1988
French Championship 1994
French Cup Winner 1991, 1993
French League Cup winner 1995
European Cup winner cup finalist 1992
Italian Championship 1995 and 1999
English FA Cup 2000
|World Best Player 1995
Weah was name world best for 1995 becoming the only African player to win the award. He was the fith recipient of the very prestigious award. The Silver trophy was won by Paolo Maldini, and the Bronze by Jurgen Klinsmann. The other four recipients were: Lothar Matthaus 91, Marco Van Basten 92, Roberto Baggio 93, and Romario in 94. Weah also won the silver trophy the following year which was won by Brazilian striker Ronaldo
|African Player of the Year 1989,1994, & 1995
Weah won the African player of the year in 1989 when he was with AS Monaco and 1995 with AC Milan, the year he won almost every award a footballer could win. When he won the award in 1989, it was his first major award and he took it back home for the entire country to celebrate, similar to what he did when he won the world best title and the Onze Mondial title.
|European Player of the Year 1995
Weah won the very prestigious European Player of the Year in 1995, becoming the only African to win the award. Sports writers from all aver Europe voted and awarded Weah as the best player in Europe for the year.
|Onze Mondial 1995
The French Magazine name Weah as the top player in Europe for 1995.
|Fifa Fair Play Award 1996
|African Player of the Century
Weah was voted the African player of the Century by sport journalist from all around the world. This award puts Weah in the company of some of the greatest player to ever played the game. Pele won the same award as the South American player of the Century and Frank Beckeber as the European player of the century.
Born and raise in Liberia, George Weah has managed to use his God given abilities to go places and acrhived what was thought to be unreachable for many Liberians. From his days with Young Survivors in Claratown to the days of Tonnerre of Cameroom, and the world best title with AC Milan, he’s always humble and very generous to family, friends and amazingly the entire country of Liberia. The amount of time and financial support he has rendered to his country is unthinkable. The world thinks he’s the greastest soccer player to ever come from Africa, but I think he is the greastest role model for Liberians and he cares about his country and his people more than any other sport hero in the entire world.
End Of The Road
The performance of Weah has confused many, and most believe that he found himself on the unfortunate side as far as football developing countries are concern. If this theory is true, then one might ask why Jesus come from Nazareth? The Jews believed that nothing good come from Nazareth, yet Jesus came from there. George Weah doesn’t find himself on the unfortunate side, the fact remains that stars are never born in a palaces. The Unfortunate thing should be a question that all Liberians must ask themselves: Will Liberia ever produce another George Weah?