9 Facts About George Weah

1. President George Manneh George Weah has praised his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for advancing the cause of global peace through the maiden edition of the Paris Peace Forum which convened on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Paris, France.

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2. On 21 February 2018, George Weah made his first official visit outside Africa, to France, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron.

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3. On January 29, 2018, George Weah announced he would seek constitutional changes to allow people of non-Negro descent to be citizens and allow foreigners to own land.

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4. In April 2016, George Weah announced his intention to run for President of Liberia in the 2017 elections, standing for the Coalition for Democratic Change.

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5. In 1998, George Weah launched a CD called Lively Up Africa featuring the singer Frisbie Omo Isibor and eight other African football stars.

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6. In total, George Weah played 60 games for Liberia over 20 years, scoring 22 goals.

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7. In 1996, George Weah finished second in the FIFA World Player of the Year ranking; he was the recipient of the FIFA Fair Play Award, and was voted the African Player of the Century by sport journalists from around the world.

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8. That year, George Weah won the African Player of the Year Award for the third time in his career, and was named to the Onze de Onze by the French football magazine Onze Mondial.

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9. Prior to entering politics, George Weah was a professional footballer who played as a striker.

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