Soccer star George Weah, father of U.S. U-17 standout, elected president of Liberia

George Weah, former World Player of the Year and father of U.S. U-17 star Tim Weah, will be Liberia's new president.

George Weah, the 1995 World Player of the Year, who starred for Liberia, Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, defeated vice president Joseph Boakai to win Liberia’s presidential run-off election. Weah succeeds Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The election marks the first peaceful transition of power since 1944 in Liberia, a nation founded by freed American slaves in 1847.

Weah's son Tim scored a hat trick against Paraguay in the USA's run to the quarterfinals of the 2017 U-17 World Cup.

Tim Weah was born in Brooklyn, New York. He lived in Florida until at age 9, when the family moved back to New York, where he played for BW Gottschee and the New York Red Bulls Academy. In August 2014, he joined the youth program of Paris Saint-Germain, where his father starred in 1992-95.

George Weah kept a home in New York during his playing career and met Timothy’s mother, Clar, when he was opening an account at a New York Chase bank where she worked.

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