Politician in sports

Born on 1 October 1966 in the Liberian capital Monrovia, Weah started playing football at an early age using homemade rag balls. Following a string of early successes in Africa, he was signed by French Ligue 1 club, Monaco. During his five-year career with the club, from 1988 to 1992, the striker played a crucial role in the team’s victories, including winning the Coupe de France in 1991.