He Started in QNS, Now He Starts for PSG

Queens’ own Timothy Weah made his first career start for Paris St. Germain on Saturday.

And the 18-year-old very nearly notched an assist after he stripped a defender in the opponent’s box and passed back to a trailing teammate who flubbed the shot.

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Weah is the son of former Ballon d’Or winner and current Liberian president George Weah. He began his soccer career with Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens before moving to Blau-Weiss Gottschee, part of the US Development program. Gottschee was founded in 1951 by Austrian immigrants who settled in Ridgewood and Glendale — the same community that opened the neighborhood’s famous Gottscheer Hall on Fairview Ave.

Read More: Soccer in Ridgewood, Queens

Weah’s former teammates play all over the city — including against me at Garfield Park. So there’s my two degrees of separation. It’s like I know T-Dub.

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Timothy Weah’s father George starred for PSG in the early-90s. Photo: Wikimedia

Timothy Weah is on his way back to the US, where he’ll be on the roster for upcoming matches against Bolivia, Ireland and — in a World Cup tune up — France. Maybe he’ll stop by some NYC parks.

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George Weah won the Ballon d’Or while with AC Milan in 1995 Photo: Wikimedia
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