U.S. Youth International Tim Weah Makes His Senior Debut For PSG

The 18-year-old attacker became the first American to represent PSG in a Ligue 1 match.

Timothy Weah, the son of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, made his senior debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, coming on as a 79th minute substitute in the club’s victory over Troyes in Ligue 1 play. Timothy just celebrated his 18th birthday on Feb. 22, and the native of New York City almost snatched a goal on his first appearance.

The U.S. youth international joined PSG from the New York Red Bulls Academy back in 2014, and he’s since played for the Parisian’s U-17, U-19 and B teams, including some extremely impressive performances in the UEFA Youth League.

Timothy Weah PSG debut

Weah impressed for the U.S. U-17s. Photo: @CMS_RTG | Twitter

The young attacker’s talent has clearly captured the attention of PSG manager Unai Emery, and his continued development was rewarded on Saturday with an 11-minute appearance for the Ligue 1 leaders.

Weah lined up alongside the likes of Julian Draxler, Thiago Motta and Dani Alves while helping PSG maintain a 14-point lead at the top of the French first division.  

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