George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a Liberian politician and former professional football player currently serving as the 25th President of Liberia, in office since 2018. Prior to his election to the presidency, Weah served as Senator from Montserrado County. During his football career, he played as a striker.
The full-back (usually referred to as either left-back or right-back depending on what side of the pitch they operate on) has the main job of preventing the opposition from scoring, usually by stopping them getting in crosses from the wide attacking areas on the pitch. The role of the modern full-back is also to support their attacking players when their side is going forward by advancing up the pitch and trying to get in a position to put in a good cross themselves.
Holding the record for the most goals scored in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and a six-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, she has earned the distinction of being known around the world simply as Marta.
Her path to becoming the best female soccer player of all time was far from easy. Growing up in Dois Riachos, one of Brazil’s poorest towns, her passion for soccer started when she was around seven or eight years old. At that time her love for the beautiful game was criticized because people thought it was not right for girls to play soccer.