Louis Saha announced his retirement from football on the day of his 35th birthday, after a 16-year playing career.

The 35-year-old started his career at French side Metz before enjoying spells with Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham and Sunderland before retiring at Italian side Lazio.

"Want to thank all the managers, all staffs, all teammates, all opponents, all fans for all support and love towards me during my football career," he tweeted.

"I'm a proud man but without you all I won't be myself now. Thanks for the challenges, thanks for the help, thanks for the memories and thanks for the passion."

The Frenchman finished his career with stats of 137 goals in 248 appearances having also made 20 international caps, scoring four goals. 

The striker established himself at London side Fulham after scoring 64 goals in 144 games, which caught the attention of former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

During his injury-plagued spell at Old Trafford, following a £12.8million move from Fulham, Saha went on to win two Premier League titles, the League Cup and a Champions League trophy. 

He netted 42 goals in 124 appearances for the Red Devils before joining Everton, where he scored 35 goals in 115 games before moving again to Tottenham.

Saha also had a brief stint at Sunderland and Lazio before he called time on his career. 


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