Video: Happy retirement Louis; Five of Saha’s best goals
The much travelled Frenchman scored some crackers in his time. Here’s our favourite five.
Best known for his spells at Fulham, Manchester United and Everton, Louis Saha hung up his boots today, ending his career on his 35th birthday.
On Twitter, Saha said: "Want to thks all managers, all staffs, all teammates, all opponents, all fans, for all support and love towards me during my football career.
"I'm a proud man but without you all I won't be myself now. Thx for the challenges thx for the help thx for the memories thx for the passion.
"I will stop to be call a professionnel (sic) footballer and wish many young talent to enjoy as much as me my football. Love you and thx again."
Injuries hampered the latter half of his career but from his arrival in England in 1999, he was always a prolific goal scorer. He scored 64 goals in 144 games for Fulham; bagged 42 goals in 124 games for United and notched up 35 in 115 for Everton.
Short spells at Spurs, Sunderland and Lazio at the end of his career were not so fruitful but on the day he hangs it up, here’s five of his best goals.
Goal v Manchester United 2001
Fulham's first ever Premier League goal
Against Chelsea 2008
A very classy finish with his left foot.
Against Benfica 2006
Another great finish...
Against Bolton 2006
FA Cup Final 2009 v Chelsea
One of the fastest FA Cup final goals ever, another sweet strike