Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever — George Weah

Liberia president is 'oldest international' ever — George Weah

Liberia arranged an global friendly against African giants Nigeria to retire the iconic number 14 shirt worn by Weah.

Liberian President George Weah played for 79 minutes for his country in a friendly against Nigeria last night while his son Timothy was in action for the USA.

"Weah became the oldest player, male or female, to play in the national team of a Federation Internationale de Football Association member", said Neil Morrison from the RSSSF group. He represented his country 60 times and played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

As well as being named the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, he also won the Ballon d'Or in the same year and remains the only African to win either award.

Just a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday, there's also a good chance that Weah Senior will now enter the record books as the oldest player to ever feature in a FIFA-sanctioned global match.

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Football's world governing body added that the oldest player to have played in a Fifa competition is Dutchman Roel Liefden, a beach footballer who was 46 when he played against Argentina in 2013.

Weah had last played an worldwide fixture 11 years ago and he added a 61st cap to his collection.

His son, Tim, now plays for PSG, but made his debut for the United States national team due to being born in NY while his dad commuted between there and Milan, Italy, for games for AC Milan in 2000.

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