LONDON, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Former France international striker Louis Saha announced his retirement from professional football on his 35th birthday on Thursday.
Saha spent most of his career in England after moving from Metz, playing Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Spurs, Sunderland before leaving for Lazio early this year.
"(I) want to thank all managers, all staff, all team-mates, all opponents and all fans for all the support and love towards me during my career," he said.
Saha joined Fulham in 2000 and scored 64 goals in 144 games and led them to promotion to the Premier League.
He moved to Manchester United in January 2004 and spent four- and-a-half years at Old Trafford, scoring 42 goals in 124 appearances, before adding 35 goals in 115 games with Everton.