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uefa.com's A to Z countdown to the UEFA Champions League final continues with worthy Ws.

As uefa.com Action's A to Z countdown to the UEFA Champions League final on 25 May continues, it is time for some great Ws.

George Weah was successful in making AC Milan fans forget Marco van Basten, which was no small achievement. Born in Liberia in 1966, he played for AS Monaco for four years, scoring 47 goals in 102 games as his team won a French Cup and reached the European Champion Clubs' Cup final in 1992.

In 1992/93 he was sold to Paris Saint-Germain FC, and was named European Player of the Year in 1995 before moving to Milan where, after a difficult first season, he became a firm favourite. He left the club in 2000 to spend the twilight years of his playing career with Chelsea FC.

Now retired from the professional game Weah is continuing his work as an ambassador for UNICEF, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest players and entertainers' African football has ever produced.

One or two people raised eyebrows when Sylvain Wiltord was allowed to leave Arsenal FC last summer and his performances for new club Olympique Lyonnais this season emphasised that he still has plenty to offer, as he helped Paul Le Guen's team win a fourth successive French title and reach the last eight of the Champions League.

Wiltord's most impressive performance this season came in the Round of 16 victory against Werder Bremen. Having scored the opener in the 3-0 win in Germany, Wiltord led from the front in the second leg, scoring a hat-trick to seal a 7-2 win on the night and complete a 10-2 aggregate triumph.

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