The name of the father and the son. And so be it. Qatar 2022 is written with great stories and one of them is written by Timothy Weah. The young attacker from the United States scored in the duel against Wales and the goal is also celebrated by his famous father George Weah, from Liberia.
“Being from Liberia and becoming a professional soccer player was already like a dream. Then I won titles, even a Ballon d’Or, and I came back to be president! I missed playing a World Cup. Maybe my son will fulfill his dream and he will fulfill it for me ”, are George’s words that go around the world. And Timothy fulfilled his dream.
The 22-year-old attacker is in Qatar, and not only that. He has scored a goal for the North American team in the game against Wales. Twenty years after George’s retirement, Timothy pays him the best tribute.
George shone in the 1980s and 1990s, winning the Golden Ball in 1995, the year he played for AC Milan. Thus, he became the first African to become the best player in the world. That year, FIFA also awarded him recognition.
Born in Liberia, George was ‘discovered’ by none other than Arsene Wenger at the age of 21, who took him to AS Monaco. Everything would change for him from that moment on.
Four seasons at Monaco, three at PSG until reaching Milan, where he became an idol with two Series A wins. He retired in 2002-03 with the Al-Jazira shirt of the United Arab Emirates.
The new conquest for George came in 2018 when he became president of Liberia. Politics always called him to get his country out of the Civil War in which he lived. On this court he plays now.
With the ball under his arm, Timothy grew. He was born in New York in 2000 and forged his career in France, where he made his PSG debut in 2018. His figure is not that of his father, but he knew how to earn a space among the top. PSG, Celtic and now Lille are the clubs he has defended.
Liberian by blood, United States by birth, and French by naturalization, Weah chose to represent the Americans. He debuted in the senior team in 2018 and since then he has been considered very often.
This is how he came to be considered for Qatar 2022. The United States, a very young team, has a bright future in Weah. His last name does not weigh on him, the last name motivates him and he already paid tribute to him with a goal in the World Cup.
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