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Louis Saha

Louis Saha
Personal information
Full nameLouis Laurent Saha
Date of birth8 August 1978(age 38)
Place of birthParis, France
Height1.83 m
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubEverton

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Louis Laurent Saha (born 8 August 1978 in Paris) is a French footballer who currently plays as a forward for Everton FC in the Premier League and the France national team. 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.

After four and a half years at United, Everton took him to Goodison Park, where he opened the scoring in the 2009 FA Cup Final after 25 seconds, setting the record for the fastest goal scored in a FA Cup Final history. Saha made his France debut in 2004 in a 2 0 victory over Belgium. He represented France at the 2004 European Football Championships and also the 2006 FIFA World Cup which they reached the final, however Saha was suspended for the final against Italy after receiving a yellow card against Portugal in the semi-final.

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