George Weah Jr.
George Weah Jr. (born August 27, 1987) is a Liberian-American footballer who most recently played as a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain II. He is the son of former Ballon d'or winner and President of Liberia, George Weah. Weah Jr. began in the A.C. Milan youth team, but after being released has played for a succession of teams around Europe. He was capped for the United States men's national under-20 soccer team, but has no international caps at senior level.
|Date of birth||27 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Monrovia, Liberia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2013||Lausanne Sports I||3||(1)|
|2015||Paris Saint-Germain II||2||(0)|
|2004||United States U20||2||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 24, 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 24, 2016
Weah is the son of the former Liberian Ballon D'or winner, and presently Liberian President George Weah and Jamaican-born Clar Duncan-Weah. Junior was born in Liberia, but was raised in the United States. He was one of three of Weah's children to show an aptitude and interest in association football at a young age. While Junior's sister Tita chose to return to school studies, both Junior and his brother Timothy pursued a professional career.
Weah began his career in the youth team of A.C. Milan at the age of 14, but was released in 2007 after long series of injuries shortly prior to turning 20. In October that year, he joined Slavia Prague on trial, but he was not offered a contract by the Czech side. Coach Karel Jarolím explained that the team were looking for a "different type of player" to Weah.
Weah Junior briefly played for CS Romontois in Switzerland, before moving within the country to Wohlen. In 2011, Weah Junior joined FC Baden. On February 3, 2012, Weah Jr joined Kaliakra Kavarna on a one-and-a-half-year deal, after a successful trial with the Bulgarian A PFG club.
On May 17, 2014, Weah made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain's second team in the Championnat de France amateur, coming on as an 87th-minute substitute as his side lost 2–0 to RC Lens II. Junior played two games for the PSG amateur side, but has not played for a club since.
Weah holds both American and Liberian citizenship. He has also played in a handful of friendlies for the United States men's national under-20 soccer team. He was called up by Liberia in June 2015 for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Togo, despite not having played for a club since the previous year. He was named on the bench as Liberia lost 2–1.
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- George Weah Jr. at Soccerway