Louis Saha

Date of birth08 August 1978
Place of birthParis
NationalityFrench
Weight74 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

Saha had a sensational first season at Fulham and proved to be an inspirational signing by coach Jean Tigana.

His searing pace, the ability to turn both ways on the proverbial sixpence and a powerful shot with either foot make him close to being the perfect striker.

He scored 22 goals during the 2000-01 season from open play, to which he added a further ten penalties (from ten attempts) to finish the campaign as the leading scorer in Division One.

He was also one of six Fulham players in the PFA First Division team.

Saha joined Manchester United in January 2004 with a contract up to June 2009 for a reported fee of £12.825 million.

A gifted striker, quick with lovely feet combined with aerial power, his early Old Trafford career was plagued by injury.

Having picked up a second yellow card during the knock-out stages, Saha suffered the agony of missing France's World Cup Final against Italy at Germany 2006.

Saha' contract at Manchester United was extended to June 2010 in December 2006.

He joined Everton in August 2008 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2012 in February 2010.

Saha joined Tottenham Hotspur in January 2012 with a contract to June 2012.

He joined Sunderland in August 2012 with a one-year contract that was cancelled in January 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Metz 01 Jul 1997 29 Jun 2000
Newcastle United 08 Jan 1999 31 May 1999 L
Fulham 29 Jun 2000 23 Jan 2003
Manchester United 23 Jan 2003 01 Sep 2008
Everton 01 Sep 2008 31 Jan 2012
Tottenham Hotspur 31 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2012
Sunderland 16 Aug 2012 31 Jan 2013
Lazio 06 Feb 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Newcastle United Premier League 5
6
1
1
1999-00 Metz UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1
2000-01 Fulham FA Cup 1
2000-01 Fulham League Cup 3
1
5
2000-01 Fulham League Division 1 39
4
27
5
2001-02 Fulham FA Cup 5
1
2001-02 Fulham League Cup
2
1
2001-02 Fulham Premier League 28
8
8
5
2002-03 Fulham FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Fulham Premier League 13
4
5
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Intertoto Cup 5
3
1
1
2003-04 Fulham FA Cup 1
2
2003-04 Fulham Premier League 20
1
13
1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 9
3
7
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup
2
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 7
7
1
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
2
2005-06 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
2
2005-06 Manchester United League Cup 5
6
1
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 12
7
7
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
2
2006-07 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Manchester United Premier League 18
6
8
1
2006-07 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
3
4
2007-08 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 6
11
5
2007-08 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
2
2008-09 Everton FA Cup 2
1
2
2008-09 Everton League Cup 1
2008-09 Everton Premier League 10
14
6
1
2008-09 Everton UEFA Cup 1
2009-10 Everton FA Cup 1
2009-10 Everton League Cup 1
2009-10 Everton Premier League 26
7
13
1
2009-10 Everton UEFA Europa League 3
2
2
1
1
2010-11 Everton FA Cup 3
2
2010-11 Everton League Cup
1
1
2010-11 Everton Premier League 14
8
7
2011-12 Everton League Cup 1
1
1
2011-12 Everton Premier League 15
3
1
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
1
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 5
5
3
2012-13 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
2012-13 Sunderland Premier League
11


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Jan 1999 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
17 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-1 Premier League
24 Feb 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
28 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
10 Mar 1999 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Derby County v Newcastle United W 3-4 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
16 May 1999 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 France UEFA Under-18 5
4
1996-97 France Under-18 4
1
1996-97 France Under-18 Tournoi de Porto 2
1
2
1997-98 France Toulon Under-21 3
2
2
1997-98 France UEFA Under-18 4
2
1
1997-98 France Under-21
2
1
1998-99 France UEFA Under-21 1
2
1998-99 France Under-21 2
1999-00 France UEFA Under-21
1
2003-04 France International Friendly 3
1
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship
2
1
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 France International Friendly 1
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup
3
2
2005-06 France International Friendly 1
2006-07 France International Friendly 2
2006-07 France UEFA European Championship 2
2
2
2010-11 France UEFA European Championship
1
2011-12 France International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Aug 1996 France v Israel W 1-0 U18
03 Sep 1996 Italy v France L 2-0 U18
05 Sep 1996 France v Spain D 0-0 U18
07 Sep 1996 France v Austria W 2-0 U18
07 Oct 1996 France v Latvia W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
09 Oct 1996 France v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
11 Oct 1996 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 2
26 Feb 1997 Morocco v France D 0-0 U18
26 Mar 1997 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 U18 TOURNOI DE PORTO
27 Mar 1997 France v Russia W 2-1 U18 TOURNOI DE PORTO
29 Mar 1997 Portugal v France L 2-1 U18 TOURNOI DE PORTO
11 Apr 1997 Netherlands v France W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
07 May 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
24 Jul 1997 France v Republic of Ireland W 3-2 UEFA U18 Group B
26 Jul 1997 France v Israel W 2-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
28 Jul 1997 Switzerland v France W 0-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
31 Jul 1997 France v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA U18 Final
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain L 0-2 U21
25 Feb 1998 Turkey v France W 0-1 U21
14 May 1998 France v England D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
16 May 1998 France v Argentina W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
18 May 1998 France v South Africa D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
21 May 1998 France v Portugal W 0-0 (4-1) Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
23 May 1998 France v Argentina L 0-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
12 May 1999 Cameroon v France W 0-1 U21
13 May 1999 Morocco v France W 0-1 U21
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
14 Nov 1999 France v Italy D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
18 Feb 2004 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
28 May 2004 France v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 France v Ukraine W 1-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 2004 Switzerland v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2004 France v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
04 Sep 2004 France v Israel D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Sep 2004 Faroe Islands v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Nov 2004 France v Poland D 0-0 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
16 Aug 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina v France W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Georgia v France W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 France v Italy W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Oct 2006 Scotland v France L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
11 Oct 2006 France v Faroe Islands W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 France v Belarus L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
29 Feb 2012 Germany v France W 1-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.