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15th Nov 2018

George Weah’s son Timothy plays for the USA against England

Simon Lloyd

18-year-old Timothy Weah started for the United States at Wembley on Thursday night

His father is (yes, you guessed it) George Weah.

Once one of the most feared strikers in European football, Weah Senior was at the peak of his powers while at AC Milan. He also had spells with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain at the start of his career, as well as brief stints with Chelsea and Manchester City as he neared retirement.

Now 52, he’s now embarked on a political career, recently assuming office as the president of his homeland, Liberia. He was given the chance to turn out for his national side for a final time earlier this year.

Timothy Weah was born in New York City in 2000, and after spending his childhood in the United States, joined Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy when he was 14. Having signed his first professional contract with the French champions a year ago, he made his debut for the first team in March of this year.

The youngster has struggled for game time for PSG this season. Despite starting their second league game of the season at Guingamp in August, he was replaced by Kylian Mbappe at half-time. Since then, he’s yet to feature for his club, though has played in the USA’s recent games against Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

Clearly, as the reaction on Twitter revealed, some watching the game at Wembley were confused to learn that young Weah was an American international.

The game at Wembley allowed Wayne Rooney to make his final appearance for England. The Three Lions’ all-time leading scorer confirmed his retirement from international football in 2016, shortly before earning what many assumed would be his final cap against Slovakia – an appearance that made him his country’s most capped outfield player.

Since then, Rooney returned to boyhood club Everton from Manchester United, before recently moving to Major League Soccer side, DC United.