Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever — George Weah

51-year old father son play for different national teams on same day

51-year old father son play for different national teams on same day

George Weah, Liberia's current president and former worldwide football star, made an unexpected return to a professional football match at age 51.

Liberian President George Weah, rear centre, with other world leaders at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 2018 Beijing Summit in Beijing, China, on September 3.

One of the football analysts with tweeter handle (@biolakazeem) argued that as far as the friendly was concerned, the Liberia President reduced what would have otherwise been another meaningful competitive game to a farce.

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The striker made a name for himself in Europe after moving to Monaco in 1988 before also playing for Paris St Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille.

Weah, a former European footballer of the year, is the only African to have won the Ballon d'Or, Onze d'Or and Federation Internationale de Football Association world player of the year awards.

"As a young, upcoming footballer, I was always fascinated by Nigeria's football stars". I believe that in Africa, somewhere, there is another Ballon D'Or victor.

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After the game, Liberian football authorities retired jersey number 14, which was worn by Weah during his footballing peak.

Two first-half goals through Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo sealed the win for Gernot Rohr's men despite a late penalty from Liberia's No.9.

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille star Weah is not expected to continue his global career beyond this match.

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