Liberia arranged an worldwide friendly against African giants Nigeria to retire the iconic number 14 shirt worn by Weah.
At the age of 51, Liberia President George Weah put his soccer boots back on to feature for his country in an global friendly match.
The 51-year-old, once named African Player of the Century, led the attack, but couldn't recreate the kind of performances that saw him score more than 200 goals, as a strong Super Eagles team ran out 2-1 winners in Monrovia.
Weah, who also won the Ballon D'Or in the same year and remains the only African to win either award, was substituted to a standing ovation with 11 minutes remaining.
Nigeria put out a decent team, including Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and captain Jon Obi Mikel, but must have been surprised to see the politician running out for the warmup.More news: 45 killed as bus falls into gorge in India
Weah, who became the first African victor of the Ballon d'Or in 1995, was elected president of Liberia last December.
The Nigeria-German head caoch paraded about 85% of Eagles worldwide professionals for the international-friendly -turned exhibition match in Monrovia played in about 35,000 seat capacity.
Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwanko were on target for the Super Eagles before Liberia pulled a goal back courtesy of Kpah Sherman. Weah played in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon before moving to Europe, where his clubs included Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille and AC Milan.
Likewise, Tim Weah, his 19-year-old son started the U.S. against Mexico, making it the first time that a father and son will an global footy on the same day.