|Full name||Timothy Tarpeh Weah|
|Date of birth||February 22, 2000|
|Place of birth||New York City, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|–2010||West Pines United|
|2013–2014||New York Red Bulls|
|2017–2018||Paris Saint-Germain B||15||(4)|
|2019||→ Celtic (loan)||13||(3)|
|2015||United States U15||6||(1)|
|2015–2017||United States U17||14||(6)|
|2019||United States U20||6||(2)|
|2019–||United States U23||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:33, 17 August 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2019
He is the son of former footballer, Ballon d'Or winner and President of Liberia, George Weah. In March 2018, he made his senior debut for Paris Saint-Germain and earned his first senior international cap for the United States.
Early and personal life
Weah was born on February 22, 2000, in New York City, to ex-footballer George Weah and his wife Clar; he has two older siblings, George Jr. and Tita. He spent his early life in Brooklyn, Valley Stream, New York, and Pembroke Pines, Florida. Weah is fluent in English and French, and enjoys producing trap soul music. He is close friends with fellow soccer player Tyler Adams.
Weah was taught soccer by his mother and played soccer while in Florida for West Pines United, before moving back to New York and joining the Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens, owned by his uncle. Weah played three seasons with BW Gottschee, a team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy system, and transferred to the New York Red Bulls Academy in 2013. He had a trial with Chelsea at the age of 13. Weah relocated to France in 2014 to join the Paris Saint-Germain Academy. In his first start with the academy team, he scored a hat-trick in an 8–1 victory for PSG over Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in the UEFA Youth League.
On July 3, 2017, Weah signed a three-year professional contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain, joining the club that his father had played for in the 1990s. He spent most of the season with the reserves in the Championnat National 2 and the under-19 squad in the UEFA Youth League.
Weah was named to the first-team squad for a Ligue 1 fixture against Troyes AC on March 3, 2018, while the club's starting forwards were rested for an upcoming Champions League match. He came on as a substitute in the 79th minute of the match and had a goal-scoring opportunity in stoppage time that was saved by the Troyes goalkeeper. Weah made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain in a 0–0 draw against SM Caen on the last day of the Ligue 1 season.
Weah scored his first competitive goal for PSG during a 4–0 win against Monaco in the Trophée des Champions on August 4, 2018. He scored his first league goal a week later in the club's season opener, a 3–0 win over Caen.
Loan to Celtic
He joined Celtic on a six-month loan deal in January 7, 2019, and said that he was "in love" with the club. He made his debut on January 19 as a 69th-minute substitute for Scott Sinclair in a Scottish Cup fourth round match at home to Airdrieonians and scored in a 3–0 win. Weah's second goal for Celtic, and his first in the league, came in a 4–0 victory over St. Mirren on January 23, 2019. In February 2019 he was added to Celtic's Europa League squad. With Celtic, he won the Scottish Premiership and the team advanced to the Scottish Cup final. Weah's loan spell at Celtic was terminated early by the club in May 2019 after he was selected to the US squad for the Under-20 World Cup, causing him to miss the Scottish Cup final.
On June 29, 2019, Weah signed a five-year deal with Lille, starting on July 1. He made his debut on August 11, starting in a 2–1 home win over Nantes. He played 68 minutes before being substituted for Yusuf Yazıcı.
In addition to the United States, Weah was also eligible to represent France, Jamaica, and Liberia, through his residency and parents' citizenships. Weah stated that his decision to represent the United States "wasn't hard at all" and was based on his love of the country and his teammates. He reportedly turned down offers from the French Football Federation to join the French program.
Weah has represented the United States on several youth national teams, beginning with a call-up to train with the under-14 team in 2012. Weah was selected to join the under-15 team at the Tournament delle Nazioni in Italy, scoring the winning goal in the final match against Austria.
He was called up to the under-17 team, under the management of former under-15 coach John Hackworth, in December 2015 for a series of friendlies in Florida. Weah joined the team for the Montaigu Tournament, which the U.S. won after he scored in the final match against hosts France. At another set of friendlies in Florida, Weah made three substitute appearances and scored twice. He was part of the under-17 squad that finished second in the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scoring two goals.
He was selected to represent the U.S. at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. In the team's first knockout stage match, Weah scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 victory over Paraguay. The hat-trick was the first one recorded by a U.S. men's national team player at any level during the knockout stages of a World Cup and the fifth overall for any American male player at a World Cup.
Weah was named in the United States squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. He scored twice during the tournament, against Qatar in the group stage to qualify for the knockout stage, and against Ecuador in their quarterfinal defeat.
Weah made his full debut for the senior national team in a 1–0 friendly win against Paraguay on March 27, 2018, entering the match as a substitute for fellow debutant Marky Delgado in the 86th minute. He was the first player born in the 2000s to earn a senior cap for the United States. During a friendly against Bolivia on May 28, 2018, his first international start, Weah scored his first international goal and became the fourth-youngest player to score for the United States, ahead of Josh Sargent, who scored his first earlier in the match.
- As of August 17, 2019
|Paris Saint-Germain II||2017–18||CFA||12||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||2|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2017–18||Ligue 1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Celtic (loan)||2018–19||Scottish Premiership||13||3||3||1||0||0||1[b]||0||17||4|
- As of November 15, 2018
- Scores and results list the United States' goal tally first.
|1.||May 28, 2018||Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, United States||Bolivia||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
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