George Weah

AC Milan

Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia.

Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades.

Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia.

Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades.

Retro Football: George Weah Paints His Masterpiece By Going ‘Coast To Coast’ Against Hellas Verona, 1996 (Video)

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Milan striker George Weah in full flow against Parma, 1995

Exactly 21 years ago this very day, George Weah scored the goal that would ultimately come, rightly or wrongly, to define his stellar career.

Milan spanked Hellas Verona at the San Siro on the opening day of the 1996/97 Serie A season, though the match is now widely remembered for one thing and one thing only Weah's famous 'coast to coast' goal, the third in an emphatic 4-1 victory.

Weah Jr: Nem sempre “filho de peixe sabe nadar”

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George Weah é o melhor futebolista liberiano de todos os tempos. Atingiu o auge da carreira no AC Milan e representou ainda clubes como Mónaco, PSG, Chelsea ou Manchester City. Talvez empolgado pelo sucesso do progenitor, o seu filho George Weah Junior tentou também a sua sorte no mundo do futebol.

Loewy’s Living the Dream

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –Although he may have to wait until next season to make his MLS debut, rookie center back Otto Loewy is already a lucky man.

While many of us may have watched our childhood dreams- whether it was becoming a movie star, race car driver, or superhero fade as we enter adulthood, Loewy is one of the rare few that has already realized his: becoming a professional soccer player.

Rinaldi Reminisces: When Juve’s Deadly Duo Slowly Strangled Milan

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They are two of the games great executioners. Their preferred methods of delivering the coup de grace could hardly be more different, but they share the same efficient outcome. Back in 1998 it was Fabio Capello's Milan who were on the receiving end of a cold-blooded calcio killing. If you want a masterclass in the respective abilities of Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi you need.

Legend of Calcio: George Weah

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Born on the 1st October 1966 in the Clara Town slum of Monrovia, Liberia and raised principally by his grandmother, George Weah was a good student; he studied hard at Wells Hairston High School, although it was apparent from a young age that he was destined for football stardom. The young George Weah was prodigiously talented with a football at his feet but this aptitude wouldn't truly become.

Brazil Striker Luis Fabiano Wants AC Milan Move – Agent

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Luis Fabiano's agent claims that the Brazilian striker is only prepared to leave current club Sevilla for AC Milan in Serie A.

The Rossoneri reportedly made an offer for Fabiano last July with the forward apparently very keen to move from Spain to Italy.

Real v Milan Legends: No Broken Hips, So All’s Well.

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The main difference between real, proper football and 'legends' game can be found in two alterations:

i. It's played at a much slower, more relaxed pace.
ii. You start to worry about hips whenever someone goes to ground which doesn't necessarily mean they were fouled or simulated.

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George Weah Has Been Elected As The New President Of Liberia

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George Weah has become the first former Ballon d'Or winner to be elected as a world leader, having emerged victorious in his quest to become the new president of Liberia.

Weah topped the first round of voting back in October but didn't garner the 50% needed to win overall.

From Venezuela to Liberia

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My time in Venezuela has ended. During my stay there Venezuela climbed in the world rankings, made it to their first Copa America semifinal ever, and still have a chance of qualifying to their first world cup ever. It was interesting to follow the "Vintotinto" in this time of change of hope. I will not support them, but I hope for all the wonderful people that I met in Venezuela that they make it

The Mexican wave. It's back.

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By Eric Beard, writing from Boston

Just look at that face. He could be 15-years-old for all we know with that smirk, and the same holds true for Giovani Dos Santos. But regardless of appearances, defenders from all over the world know that if there's a moment of hesitation or a lack of focus then Chicharito will pounce and kill off the opposition.

Camisetalandia

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Las selecciones nacionales no exhiben publicidad pero sí llevan distintas historias detrás. Entra a la tierra de las playeras exóticas y sorprendentes, un mundo que de verdad parece mentira.


Artículo publicado en la edición centroamericana de la revista Fox Sports, en junio de 2006.

English Premier League

Ali Dia: Journalist Successfully Manages To Track Down Elusive Cult Hero, 20 Years After Legendary Southampton Debut

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Despite only ever playing less than an hour oftop flight football, there can be no doubt that Ali Dia is a Premier League legend in the truest sense of the word.

For the uninitiated (presuming there are any), Dia was signed by Graeme Sounness in 1996 after the shrewd Southampton manager received a personal tip-off from Dia's cousin, the similarly legendary George Weah, that the unknownSenegal forward, currently playing in the local non-leagues,was well worth a gamble.

Top 10 Premier League Georges

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It's St George's Day after all 1. George Ndah George Ndah dragon. 2. Georgi Hristov Hardly a George to bring out the best in English national pride (see video above). 3. George McCartney A solid performer for both Sunderland and West Ham. 4. Finidi George Ah, a commentating dilemma from the past: Finidi George or George Finidi?

Videos

15 Big-Named Foreign Players You Might Have Forgotten Played In The Premier League

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As part of Pies' ongoing mini nostalgia-fest, we thought we'd follow up our compendiumof elderlyfootballers still plugging away out thereby cobbling together a list of some of the big names whose Premier League exploits may have slipped from your consciousness over time.

Let's delve in, starting with the man in the photo above.

Wonderful Benzema

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I have promised my Real Madrid fan to be more neutral and post the very wonderful goal for Karim Bezema against Sevilla in a 1-0 win.



This very wonderful goal, smart move with excellent ball control reminds me so much of this old goal for George Weah with PSG vs. Spartak Moscow (It is the third goal in this clip)

Arsenal

Allez Arsenal- Giroud and Wenger part 2

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Arsenal's Ace in the pack... by PN No need to worry OG, AFC have Arsene Wenger, who is the best in the business at not only spotting talent, but also in developing that raw talent of exceptional players, just ask George Weah, Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie... Wenger introduced Weah to Europe & the [.

Liveblog 3000! Many Brentons in Swansea edition

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It's true, there are a lot of Brentons in Swansea. Third most dense concentration of Brentons in the UK after southwest England (Plymouth) and Southampton. Fascinating stuff, this.

Read Martin's preview because you should and because he paints a bleak picture of our backline, a picture we all need to come to terms with.

Sir Alex Ferguson

To where do we book our plane tickets???

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Earlier this afternoon, spaced out considerably into a half hour meeting of people in suits, the Champions League group stage draw took place in Monaco. The buildup was understandly rowdy, with several people extracting pens from suit pockets and others still shifting in their seats. The agenda got underway through the explanation of the rules, mainly who country representatives can allowed to play.

Bebe’s having teething problems at United

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Two weeks have passed since Bebé was announced as Manchester United's latest signing of the summer but the decision to invest £7m in the unknown Portuguese striker got even more intriguing this week when he was overlooked for selection for a reserve game against Manchester City. Bebé arrived in England amidst unsubstantiated reports that he had once turned out in the Homeless World Cup, but United's coaching staff decided that he was not yet ready even for a place on the second string's bench for the game in Hyde on Tuesday night.

Didier Drogba

De África para el mundo

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Ya está en marcha la Copa Africana de naciones, rompiendo como siempre el calendario ya que realizarla en enero no es el mayor beneficio para los clubes que al fin y al cabo son los dueños de las cartas de los jugadores. Bastantes de ellos en Europa, aunque en esta edición el número es menor por algunos países que clasificaron por sorpresa y tienen menos futbolistas en el viejo continente o ninguno como Sudán, porque sino el número de 184 jugadores que se desempeñan ahí y jugarán ésta edición hubiera aumentado con Nigeria, Sudáfrica, Togo, Camerún o Argelia presentes.

Samuel Eto’o voted African player of the year

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Samuel Eto'o has been voted African player of the year for a record fourth time.

Eto'o finished ahead of Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba in votes cast by the coaches of African's 53 national teams. Eto'o, who also won the award in 2003, 2004 and 2005, helped Inter Milan win an unprecedented treble of Serie A, Italian Cup and Champions League titles last season.

Is Samuel Eto’o Africa’s greatest ever player?

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Samuel Eto'o is a marvelled genius who could write his own text book on how to be one of the most accomplished and gifted strikers of his generation. His attributes and ability have backed up his success as he is undisputedly Africa's most decorated footballer – but does this make him the continents greatest ever player?

Marseille vs Nice: does Remy’s heart condition qualify for a discount?

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Marseille is a club known for a few things: being the only French club to win the Champions League (in addition to a long history of domestic success); its fanatic supporters; and for its history of notable players such as Jean-Pierre Papin, George Weah, Didier Deschamps, Abedi Pele, Marcel Desailly, Fabien Barthez, Didier Drogba.

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The 2010 CONCACAF PLAYERS OF THE YEAR!

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE JUST JOINED US: CONCACAF doesn't actually give out this award. Nor do Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Canadian, or Yankee Imperialist Running Dog journalists. Nor, obviously, do players, coaches, administrators, or federations. This is something I do. Because (1) it's funny if it's just me, and (2) it shows how much CONCACAF sucks that they can't even organize or sanction cheap publicity like this.

The End of Independence For The Ballon d’Or: A Missed Opportunity For Global Awards

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FIFA announced today that the two most prestigious awards in men's world soccer, the FIFA World Player of the Year award (awarded by FIFA since 1991) and the Ballon d'Or (run since 1956 by France Football magazine), would merge together: FIFA's paws once more taking hold of a previously independent and prestigious aspect of the global game.

World Cup

Top ten footballers to have not played in the World Cup

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What, no Carlton Palmer?? 10) Valentino Mazzola Although this is the player on the list that many will never have heard of, Valentino Mazzola was one of the true greats of the game. Mazzola played for Torino for seven years from 1942, scoring 118 in 195 games. He was revered by the Italian public as [.

Top ten footballers to have not played in the World Cup

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What, no Carlton Palmer?? 10) Valentino Mazzola Although this is the player on the list that many will never have heard of, Valentino Mazzola was one of the true greats of the game. Mazzola played for Torino for seven years from 1942, scoring 118 in 195 games. He was revered by the Italian public as [.

Fabio Capello News: FIFA World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello holding the reins to England’s future … – bettor.com (blog)

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SkySports FIFA World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello holding the reins to England's future ... bettor.com (blog) Fabio Capello the England manager seems to be just on the verge of dismissing several members from the World Cup squad. However he is showing hope for the ... Fabio Capello needs to learn the gentle touch Times Online England need English coach says George Weah BBC Sport World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello Ready To Axe England Flops After Disastrous .

African Football News: Weah says African football needs overhaul – Oregonian

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(AP) — JOHANNESBURG - Former world footballer of the year George Weah has called for an overhaul of African football after the continent's disappointing showing at the World Cup. Of the six African teams, only Ghana ...

News: The greats who missed out

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FIFA.com takes a journey from Alfredo Di Stefano through George Best to George Weah to look at the best players never to play at a FIFA World Cup.

The Top Players You Won’t Be Watching At This Summer’s World Cup

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No World Cup 2010 For These Lot

What do George Best, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, George Weah and Alfredo Di Stefano all have in common? They were all world class players in their prime but never got the chance to show people their talents on the biggest stage of them all the World Cup.

Stereotyping the African: 99 Days to a Change of Imagination?

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An article by Jonathan Wilson in the Guardian today asks an interesting question for those of us who grew up in an era in which West African football was the realm of skilled artists such as Abedi Pele, George Weah, Roger Milla, and exciting teams like the "original" Nigerian Super Eagles who played swashbuckling, imaginative football.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Happy Independence Day

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New Premier League jerseys are out and Honda may be going to LAFC.

Happy Independence Day!

MLS

One of the many good players for Atlanta this season, Yamil Asad, is only there on loan, but ATL United has the option to purchase. Unfortunately, Gerardo Martino isn't confirming if the club has paid up yet.

Bulgarian club stops paying players until they win a game

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Despite boasting the immeasurable talents of George Weah Jr and lots of Bulgarians you've never heard of, PFC Kaliakra Kavarna have had a poor run of form lately, failing to pick up any points in their past five league matches. As they languish eight points from safety in the Bulgaria A PFG relegation zone, the club president has taken drastic action: wages will be suspended until the team starts winning.

Serie A Weekly Podcast: A Visit With Gary Al-Smith On The African Game

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Very pleased to talk with Gary Al-Smith this episode a West African football analyst and regular contributor to ESPN soccernet. Kevin asks Gary on African player development and their influence in the world of football plus the situation of academies in West Africa. While Adam puts Gary on the hot seat with questions from the listening audience.

George Weah spricht die Probleme an

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In Afrika fliegen die Spieler Economy Class, während es sich die Offiziellen in der Business Class gemütlich machen. Das ist falsch. Die Spieler müssen spielen und sich deshalb entspannen. Nicht die Funktionäre.

George Weah, ehemaliger liberianischer Weltstar, spricht die Probleme an, die zum schlechten Abschneiden der afrikanischen Mannschaften bei der WM in Südafrika geführt haben.

Dünya Kupası Ne Kadar Kıstasdır?

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George Best, Johann Cruyff, Marco Van Basten, Gary Lineker, Raul, Puskas, Di Stefano, Kubala, Kocsis, Gianni Rivera, Roberto Baggio, Zico, Socrates, Platini, George Weah, Johann Neeskens, Dejan Savicevic, Ryan Giggs, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Oleg Blokhin, Luis Figo, Eusebio, Rui Costa, Michael&Brian Laudrup, Eric Cantona.