A father’s dream came true as he scored a goal for the national team
The USA-Wales match ended in a draw in Qatar World Cup. Both teams scored one goal each. The U.S. took the lead in the 36th minute on a goal by Timothy Wieh.
More than the result of the match, it is Timothy’s goal that is discussed. When the player scores a goal, social media remembers his father. A father’s dream came true through Timothy.
George Weah, the only African player to have won the Ballon d’Or, and arguably the greatest player the continent has produced never played in a #FIFAWorldCup.
Timothy Weah, his son, has just gone and scored in one. Legacy pic.twitter.com/bNALl3tKws
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) November 21, 2022
Timothy is the son of the current President of Liberia, George Weah. Also a former world footballer, Jorge Villa was the winner of the Ballon d’Or for the best footballer in the world in 1995.
George, who scored 58 goals in 147 matches, could have played for France but chose to stick with his native country. The player who tied the boots for the country in 60 international arenas has scored sixteen goals.
Timothy WEAH runs it BACK pic.twitter.com/c2S9T2SCVQ
— TS (@TrujistaSancho) November 21, 2022
Despite making incredible strides in European club football, George Wiley was unable to lead Liberia to the World Cup. Having kicked the ball his father’s way, Timothy made up for his grief by giving his father the greatest gift he could give.
When asked which country to play for, Timothy had four options. France, Jamaica, Liberia and America. Although his father is the president of Liberia, Timothy, who was born in New York, chose the United States as his national team.
Timothy Weah becomes the first son of a former Ballon d’Or winner to feature at the FIFA World Cup.
His father is George Weah also Liberia’s President who was the first and only African to win the prestigious individual award back in 1995. pic.twitter.com/mncwqpbFEb
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) November 21, 2022
The son gave an extraordinary gift to the father who knew his son’s interests and left with blessings and wishes. With this, Timothy has put an end to George Viya’s sadness that despite being a great player, he could not play in the World Cup.
Timothy also earned the distinction of being the fifth-youngest goal scorer in US national football team history.
George Weah is the only African player to ever win the Ballon d’Or.
He now serves as President of Liberia, but never got to play in a World Cup.
His son, Tim, got the chance — eligible to represent multiple countries.
Tim just scored America’s first World Cup goal in 8 years. pic.twitter.com/G5wZKSTiYj
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 21, 2022
Timothy started playing football under his father’s tutelage at West Pine United in Florida. Then he reached the U-17 and U-19 teams of the United States. The player joined the national team in 2018.
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