Asamoah Gyan picks George Weah ahead of Ronaldo in a GOAT convo

Published on: 27 January 2023

Former Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan has rated George Weah ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in his list of the greatest players of all time.

Weah, who is currently the President of Liberia was one of football’s dominant figures in the 1990s.

He won several trophies at Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, including the Serie A title, Coupe de France, Ligue 1 and the FA Cup.

Weah was African Footballer of the Year three times and also scooped both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or in 1995.

Asked to make his choice between Ronaldo and Weah in his list of greatest players of all time, Gyan, who played at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups said he’d put the Liberian ahead.

The veteran striker believes Weah being the only African to win the Ballon d’Or puts him in a different light when compared to others.

“I have to choose George Weah,” the former Sunderland and Al Ain forward said on TV3 New Day.

“He is the only African who has won the Balon d’Or. And then, in his time, there were a lot of durable defenders. No disrespect to this generation but those times [had better defenders]," he added.