|Timothy Weah Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 22, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Timothy Weah is an American professional soccer player who has represented, as a forward/winger, Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (2018-2019) and Lille OSC (2019-Present) in France. In 2019, he also spent a brief loan spell with the Scottish professional club Celtic F.C. Between 2017 and 2018, he appeared in 15 games for Paris Saint-Germain B, the reserve team of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. With Paris Saint-Germain F.C., he won the Ligue 1 (the top division of the French soccer league system) title in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons as well as the Trophée des Champions in 2018. The latter trophy is annually decided by a one-off match that is played between the winners of the Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in France). With Lille OSC, he won the Ligue 1 title in the 2020–21 season and the Trophée des Champions in 2021. With Celtic F.C., he completed the double of winning the Scottish Premiership (the top division of the Scottish soccer league system) and the Scottish Cup (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in Scotland) in the 2018–19 season. At the international level, Timothy represented the United States at the under-15, under-17, under-20, and under-23 tiers before making his senior national debut in March 2018. This made him the first player born in the 2000s to have earned a senior cap for the United States.
Timothy Tarpeh Weah
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – George Weah (Politician, 25th President (January 2018-Present) of Liberia; Professional Soccer Player (Retired), Ballon d’Or Winner in 1995, ‘FIFA World Player of the Year’ in 1995)
- Mother – Clar Weah (née Duncan) (Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Advocate)
- Siblings – George Weah Jr. (Older Brother) (Professional Soccer Player (Retired)), Tita Weah (Older Sister)
- Others – William T. Weah, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather) (Mechanic), Anna Quayeweah (Paternal Grandmother) (d. 2013), William T. Weah, Jr. (Paternal Uncle), Moses Weah (Paternal Uncle), Wolo Weah (Paternal Uncle), Kyle Duncan (Maternal Cousin) (Professional Soccer Player), Patrick Weah (Paternal Cousin) (Professional Soccer Player)
He has been represented by BS (Badou Sambague) GROUP, Sports Law, Consulting, and Talent Management Firm, Paris, Île-de-France, France.
- 11, 21, 20 – United States
- 14, 12, 11, 9, 7 – Paris Saint-Germain B
- 37, 33, 30, 21 – Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
- 30 – Celtic F.C.
- 22, 9, 7 – Lille OSC
6 ft or 183 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Liberian descent on his father’s side and Afro-Jamaican descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Close-cropped, afro hair
- Often sports a thin mustache and a chinstrap beard
- Wears ear studs
- Has his left hand covered in tattoos
He has been sponsored by New Balance Athletics, Inc., one of the world’s major sports footwear and apparel manufacturers.
Timothy Weah Facts
- Taught soccer by his legendary father George from a very young age, Timothy’s youth career began with a Florida-based club called West Pines United FC. After moving back to his hometown of New York City, he joined the Rosedale Soccer Club in the New York City borough of Queens. The club was owned by his uncle.
- In 2010, he joined Blau-Weiss Gottschee, a team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA), a now-defunct American youth soccer league. In 2013, he was transferred to the New York Red Bulls Academy, the multi-layered youth system of the New York Red Bulls, an American professional soccer club that competes in the MLS (Major League Soccer), the highest level of men’s professional soccer in the United States.
- In 2014, Timothy joined the Paris Saint-Germain Academy, the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain F.C., a top-flight professional soccer club in France. In his first start with the academy team, he scored a hat-trick (the feat of scoring 3 goals (not necessarily consecutive) in a match) in an 8–1 victory in the UEFA Youth League, an annual club competition organized by the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) since 2013 that is contested by the youth teams of the clubs competing in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer) along with the domestic youth champions of the best-ranked national associations in Europe. In 2017, he began making appearances for Paris Saint-Germain B, the reserve team of Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
- Due to his residency and his parents’ citizenships, Timothy was eligible to represent the United States, France (his father holds French citizenship), Jamaica (his mother is Jamaican), and Liberia (his father is Liberian). Born in New York City, he chose to represent the United States based on his love for the country of his birth.
- Representing the United States, he scored the winning goal in the final match (against Austria) of the Tournament delle Nazioni, an under-15 event held in Italy. He also scored a goal in the final match (against hosts France) of the Montaigu Tournament, an under-16 event.
- Timothy then reached the final of the 2017 edition of the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football) Under-17 Championship, a qualification tournament for the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Under-17 World Cup. CONCACAF is one of the 6 constituent continental governing bodies of FIFA. He scored 2 goals in the competition.
- At the 2017 edition of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, in the team’s first knockout stage match, against Paraguay, Timothy scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 win. This was the first hat-trick recorded by a United States men’s national team player at any level during the knockout stages of a World Cup and just the 5th overall for any American male player at a World Cup.
- In January 2018, his father, George Weah, was appointed the 25th President of Liberia. George became the first African former professional soccer player to serve as the head of a state. George is widely regarded as one of the best players of the modern era and one of the greatest African players of all time but he never had an opportunity to compete in the FIFA World Cup as Liberia did not have a strong enough team to qualify. That dream was fulfilled by Timothy in 2022, albeit representing the United States.
- In May 2018, in his first senior-level international start (his senior national debut in March 2018 was as a substitute) for the United States, he scored his first international goal. This made him the then 4th-youngest player to have scored a senior-level goal for the United States.
- At the 2019 edition of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Timothy scored 2 goals – against Qatar in the group stage, and against Ecuador in a quarter-final defeat.
- With the United States, he also won the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Nations League (an international soccer competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF) in the 2019–20 season.
- Timothy is fluent in both English and French. He also enjoys producing trap (a subgenre of hip-hop music that originated in the Southern United States during the 1990s) soul music.
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