Being the son of George Weah can’t be easy. Timothy Weah’s father was not only one of the greatest players of all time – the first and, currently, only African player to win World Player of the Year – but later became President of Liberia after hanging up his boots. Talk about big boots to fill.
George, who played for clubs such as Monaco, PSG and Milan, won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995 before entering politics in 2003. On and off the pitch, he has achieved things most can only dream of.
Like father, like son… 👨👦#USAvWAL #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/88r4nCfIDkNovember 21, 2022
Yet in a game against Wales, his son Timothy achieved two things his old man never could: play in a World Cup game and… rating in a World Cup game. Weah Jr. opened the scoring against Gareth Bale & Co. in the two nations’ Group B opener at the 2022 World Cup.
And the @USMNT makes the breakthrough! Timothy Weah wins this relaxed finish to put his side ahead against Wales! 🙌#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/yoVrfkt2ghNovember 21, 2022
Lille striker Timothy opted to play for the United States, the country he was born in, as opposed to his father’s native country, meaning he always had a better chance of qualifying for an intentional tournament major – something his brilliant father never achieved. .
Now he hopes to add more goals to his tally as the USA try to break out of their group. Whatever happens though, Timothy Weah can proudly say he managed not to, but two things his unstoppable dad never did.