Louis is a French former professional footballer who played as a striker. Saha was capped 20 times for the France 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, he enjoyed success 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 FA Cup Final history. Saha made his France debut in 2004 in a 2–0 victory over Belgium. He represented France at UEFA Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, at which they reached the final.
Louis Saha is a Football for Peace UK board member, supporting the growth and strategy of the organisation in the UK and globally.
Saha supported in launching the Cities for Peace programme which aims to develop relationships and understanding in marginalised communities around the world. The program focuses on social cohesion by using football to bring children together from
different cultures, faiths and backgrounds. By working together, these young people learn to confront preconceptions, stereotypes and extreme ideologies through their shared passion for football.
“I’m very pleased we have joined the football movement to help tackle division, discrimination, hate, violence and other issues our world is facing. Sport can change the world and football is the biggest powerhouse.”