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Weah: Missing out on World Cup didn't drown my success

Weah: Missing out on World Cup didn't drown my success


African football legend George Weah says he has no regrets over his inability to play at the World Cup since he achieved so much during his professional club career.

Weah, 49, achieved enormous success on the continent winning the African Footballer of the Year awards in 1989, 1994 and 1995.

The former Liberian captain recorded important feats at AS Monaco, Paris St. Germain and AC Milan, topping it up with FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995, becoming the first African to win the highest individual award in the world football.

An FA Cup winner in England with Chelsea, he retired in 2003 to attend to other interests.

“Of course I would have liked to play at the World Cup, but I achieved so much in my career as a footballer that I can’t have any complaints,” Weah told FIFA’s official website.

With active football out of the way, Weah has spent the last few years of his life in business, charity and politics, standing and losing in his bid to lead the people of the West African country, Liberia, in December 2014. He later won a seat in Liberia’s senate.

He still remains connected to the game and doing more to improve the lives of the many people who look up to him.

“I will always be involved in sport, and I am the chair of the Sports Commission. Sport is so important to people. It can help people. I am where I am today because of football, and if I can give back something to the people of Liberia, then I want to do that.”