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Liberia President and former Ballon d'Or victor George Weah made a surprise return to global football at the age of 51. He represented his country 60 times and played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Fans were treated to the sight of the former AC Milan forward leading the national team onto the pitch before he showed glimpses of the talent which saw him named the 1995 World Footballer of the Year.

Once one of the most feared strikers in world football, George Weah hung up his boots 15 years ago.

Alas, Weah didn't manage to add to his global goal tally, but he did last an entirely impressive 79 minutes before being subbed off to a standing ovation.

Weah, who played for 79 minutes, had his iconic number 14 jersey retired after the game.

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The Everton loanee found the top right corner to open the scoring for Gernot Rohr's men before Simeon Nwankwo sealed the victory to crown an impressive first-half performance.

Weah enjoyed a trophy-laden career in Europe spanning almost a decade that saw him play for AC Milan in Italy, Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille in France, and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.

Federation Internationale de Football Association made similar comments when asked if Weah, World Footballer of the Year in 1995, had made history.

Although a footballing legend in Liberia and, indeed, Africa, Weah is now the leader of his country after winning 60 per cent of the popular vote in December's election.


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