Timothy Weah, rising star

A star in the making, 18-year-old Timothy Weah has emerged from the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy and made it all the way to the USA Men’s National Team that will take on France this Friday in Lyon!

Just a teenager, Timothy Weah has already made a name for himself in the football world. Son of the legendary George Weah, former Paris Saint-Germain star between 1992 and 1995 (138 matches, 56 goals) and Ballon d'Or in 1995, Timothy, born in New York, joined the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy in 2014. Widely considered one of the most talented young players of his generation, the young forward made his Ligue 1 debut with the PSG first team this term. Three appearances (against Troyes, Metz and Caen) saw him crowned French champion with the rest of the Paris squad: “I am learning and watching a lot of football,” he told PSG TV. “For example, I watch how Cavani makes his runs, I’m learning every day and I’m happy and grateful to the coach for the opportunity to play and to be a member of the first-team squad.”

Timothy Weah has also forced his way into the USMNT set up under coach Dave Sarachan. Weah earned his first cap for the Stars and Stripes on 27 March 2018 and a friendly match against Paraguay. After becoming the first American born in 2000 to play a senior international, he became scored his first international goal on 29 May 2018 against Bolivia.

While his future looks bright, the young Paris Saint-Germain starlet has his feet firmly planted on the ground: “Next season, I’m hoping for a little more playing time, just like any young player that wants to keep improving. I’m still young and I’m trying to make the most out of every opportunity I get, for club and country. I want to keep moving forward, keep improving, progressing and keep growing alongside these great players at Paris Saint-Germain.”