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Tales from the Ballon d'Or Champions Book .. George Weah, the only African to win the award


Many football stars left indelible historical imprints inside the green rectangle during their football career full of titles and accomplishments, whether with the national teams or the clubs that defended their shirt, to succeed in engraving their names in letters of light in the records of the winners of the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded annually by the famous French magazine France Football has been named the best player in the world since its inception in 1956 until now.


The Liberian star, George Weah, achieved a historic achievement after becoming the first non-European player to win the Ballon d'Or after amending the award laws in 1995, and he is also the only African player to win the award so far.

George Weah, one of the most prominent African players throughout history, won the Ballon d'Or in 1995 after winning 144 votes in the voting race, beating German Jürgen Klinsmann, second place with 108 points, and Finnish Jari Littmann, third, with 67 points.


And he played with many of the major clubs in Europe, most notably Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Marseille in France, and Al Jazeera of the United Arab Emirates.


George Weah won many titles, most notably the Italian League twice, the French League, the French Cup 3 times, and the FA Cup.


As for the individual titles, Liberia's legend crowned the African Footballer of the Year award 3 times in the years 89, 94 and 95, the best foreign player of the year in the French League 1991, the top scorer in the 1995 European Champions League, the 1995 Golden Ball, and the FIFA Fair Play Award 1996.


At the international level, George Weah scored his 75 appearances for the Liberian national team, during which he scored 18 goals.

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