George Weah was born in 1966 in Monrovia, Liberia and he spent 14 years of his professional football career playing for clubs in France, Italy, and England, winning titles in two of the three countries. In 1995, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year
, European Footballer of the Year, and African Footballer of the Year
. Weah has since become a humanitarian and politician in Liberia, and ran unsuccessfully in the 2005 Liberian presidential election. Weah is the only FIFA World Player of the Year who failed to qualify for FIFA World Cup with his national team.