Video: Asamoah Gyan Explains Why George Weah is Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo

Video: Asamoah Gyan Explains Why George Weah is Better Than Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Asamoah Gyan has picked between George Weah and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The Ghana legend believes Weah succeeded against far tougher defenders
  • Weah remains the only player from Africa to win the coveted Ballon d'Or

Legendary Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan believes former Liberia striker, George Weah is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on the list of all-time greats.

In recent times, the debate on the best player of all-time has been between the Portuguese ace and his long-time rival, Lionel Messi.

However, Messi's success at the World Cup has seen the argument skewed towards Pele and Maradona.

Asamoah Gyan, George Weah, Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or
Asamoah Gyan has picked George Weah over Cristiano Ronaldo in the greatest of all-time debate. Credit: @ghanasoccernet @SuperSportTV
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While speaking on The Day Show on Tv3, Gyan picked Weah - Africa's only Ballon d'Or winner - over Ronaldo.

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"He is a centre forward, but I have to choose George Weah," he said. "He is an African; he is the only African who has one the Ballon d'Or. His time there were a lot of durable defenders. No disrespect to this generation."

Weah, currently the President of Liberia, enjoyed a stellar career that saw him play for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Marseille.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has moved to Asia to signed for Saudi Arabian giants, Al-Nassr in the winter transfer window.

The Portuguese veteran has won the Ballon d'Or five times and remains one of the greatest goal scorers of all-time.

Gyan reveals worst career moment

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on former Ghana captain, Gyan revealing his worst moment with the senior national team.

The 37-year-old spent over a decade playing football for his country, having made his debut for the Black Stars at the age of only 17.

Despite holding the record of being Ghana's all-time top scorer, the former Sunderland striker disclosed it was not always a rosy journey.

Weah makes World Cup history

The son of Liberia's President, George Weah has become the first child of a former Ballon d'Or winner to score at the World Cup.

22-year-old Timothy Weah scored the opener for the United States of America in their Group B game against Wales.

Although his father played for Liberia and is currently president of the West African country, Weah decided to represent the country of his birth.