Louis Laurent Saha is a French former professional footballer. Saha was capped 20 times for the French national team and scored four goals.
A former scholar at the Clairefontaine football academy, he started his career at Metz before playing on loan at Newcastle United. Before the start of the 2000–01 season, Saha moved to Fulham where he established himself as first-choice striker, helping them to gain promotion to the Premier League in his first season with them. His performances gained attraction from Manchester United, who eventually secured his signing for around £12.4 million midway through the 2003–04 season. Injuries plagued his Old Trafford career, however he did enjoy success with twice winning the Premier League, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and also scored six times en route to victory in the League Cup, including one goal in the final. Despite Saha's injury woes, United stars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand have stated that they believe Saha to be the best striker either have ever played with or against.
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Clubs as player: FC Metz, Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham, Sunderland, Lazio Roma
Number of international caps: 20
Date of birth: 18-08-1978