Becoming the only African player in history to win the Ballon d’Or is no longer George Weah’s highest accomplishment.
Weah, 51 and one of the greatest players of his generation, is now the president elect of Liberia after winning the election on Wednesday.
Moving to Europe in 1988 he went on to spend 14 remarkable years playing for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan before short stints at Chelsea and Manchester City, finishing his European career in Marseille.
It was during his five years at the Rossoneri from 1995 to 2000 that he confirmed his reputation as one of the world’s mosst fearsome strikers, winning the Ballon d’Or in 1995 and FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996.
The father of U.S. Soccer youth star George Weah Jr., the former AC Milan and Monaco man took to Twitter to thank the people of Liberia for their vote.
Weah, who also won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995 and Afircan Player of the Year three times, won 12 of the 15 counties during the election, according to The Mirror.