Liberian President George Weah makes soccer comeback at age 51

Liberian President George Weah makes soccer comeback at age 51

- George Weah played in Liberia's friendly against Nigeria at the age of 51

- The friendly's aim was to retire his No. 14 shirt

- He retired from the game 16 years ago as a legendary forward

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President of Liberia and former legendary soccer star, George Weah, made a return to the game on 11 September at the age of 51.

Weah played in his country's friendly with Nigeria and was evidently in top shape, clocking 79 minutes before being substituted.

Liberia lost the game 2-1, EWN reports. However, Weah showed glimpses of his famous skills throughout the game, which was played in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

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Weah famously won the world, European and African footballer of the year awards in 1995. To date, he remains the only African player to win the European and world awards.

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Spectators gave Weah a standing ovation when he was substituted. His teammates also wore shirts with the words "Thank You King George" written on them.

During his soccer career, he played for top European clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille, and AC Milan. He won Liberia's presidency in December 2017.

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