Timothy Weah Notches First Goal In Father George Weah Footsteps
Timothy Weah, son of former legendary PSG striker George Weah (Now President Of Liberia), opened the scoring in Klagenfurt against Bayern Munich with his first ever goal for the club.
PSG went on to lose the game to Bayern, who used a quick-fire second-half treble from Javi Martinez, Renato Sanches, and 17-year-old Joshua Zirkzee to claim the win.
The result propels Bayern to the top of the pre-season tournament’s table, as they battle it out with 18 teams – including last season’s Premier League top six – for the title.
Timothy follows in the footsteps of a footballing legend, his father having scored more than 200 career goals in an 18-year career that spanned seven different countries.
Timothy’s father George signed for the Parisians from Arsene Wenger’s Monaco in 1992 before joining AC Milan in 1995, the year he won the Ballon d’Or.
George made 138 appearances for the club, scoring 55 times, while his 18-year-old son made his first league appearances for them earlier this year.
Brief spells with Chelsea, where he scored the winner on debut against Spurs, and Manchester City in England at the turn of the century were less successful, but he remains one of the most feared strikers ever to come out of Africa.
While father George is a hero in Liberia, becoming their President earlier this year, Timothy turns out for the US national teams, having been born in New York City.
Timothy’s meteoric rise began when he left New York Red Bulls for Paris in 2014.
He gained a first senior call-up in March 2018, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to represent the United States when he came off the bench against Paraguay.
Two months later on his first international start, Weah became the fourth-youngest player ever to score for the US, when he netted in a friendly against Bolivia.
Speaking in March when he first called Weah up to the senior squad, interim US head coach Dave Sarachan was overflowing with praise for the youngster.
Sarachan said: “Tim has obviously been very successful with our youth national teams.