Tim Weah and George Weah are two of the most famous names in the world of soccer. Tim is a young winger who plays for Juventus and the United States national team, while George is a legendary striker who won the Ballon d’Or in 1995 and is now the president of Liberia. But are they related? And if so, how?
The father-son connection
The answer is yes, Tim and George are related. They are father and son. Tim was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 22, 2000, to George and his Jamaican wife Clar He is the youngest of George’s four children, and the only one who followed his footsteps into soccer.
Tim inherited his father’s passion and talent for the game, as well as his citizenship of both the United States and Liberia. He learned to play soccer on the streets of New York and Florida, before joining the academy of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France, where his father had played in the early 1990s
Tim made his professional debut for PSG in 2018, becoming the first American to play for the club. He also made his senior international debut for the United States in the same year, at the age of 18. He scored his first international goal against Bolivia in May 2018, becoming the fourth-youngest scorer in U.S. history
Tim has since played for Celtic, Lille, and Juventus, winning league titles in Scotland and France. He also represented the United States at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where he scored a goal against Iran in the group stage
The presidential influence
George Weah is widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, and one of the best players never to have played at a World Cup. He was born in Monrovia, Liberia, on October 1, 1966, and grew up in poverty. He played for local clubs before moving to Cameroon, where he was spotted by Arsene Wenger, who signed him for Monaco in 1988
George went on to play for PSG, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Marseille, winning league titles in France and Italy, as well as numerous individual awards. He was named African Player of the Year three times, European Player of the Year once, and World Player of the Year once. He was also voted as Africa’s Player of the Century by a poll of experts in 1999
George was also a loyal servant of his national team, playing for Liberia from 1986 to 2002. He scored 18 goals in 75 appearances, and single-handedly funded the team’s expenses during the civil war that ravaged his country. He also played an international friendly in 2018, at the age of 51, where his number 14 jersey was retired.
George retired from soccer in 2003 and turned his attention to politics. He founded the Congress for Democratic Change party and ran for president of Liberia in 2005 and 2011, losing both times to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He was elected as a senator from Montserrado County in 2014. In 2017, he ran for president again as part of the Coalition for Democratic Change alliance and won with over 60% of the vote. He became Liberia’s 25th president on January 22, 2018.
The family legacy
Tim and George Weah are not only related by blood but also by their love for soccer and their dedication to their countries. They have both achieved remarkable feats in their careers and have inspired millions of fans around the world.
Tim has said that he is proud of his father’s achievements and that he looks up to him as a role model. He has also said that he wants to create his own legacy and not be overshadowed by his father’s fame.
George has said that he is proud of his son’s achievements and that he supports him in his choices. He has also said that he wants his son to be happy and successful in whatever he does.
Tim and George Weah are not only related but also remarkable. They are two soccer stars who have made history on and off the field.