Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has announced his retirement from football on his 35th birthday.
Saha, who was capped 20 times for France, arrived in English football on loan at Newcastle in 1999 before making his mark during his four years at Fulham.
After a similar spell at Old Trafford following a £12.8m move, Saha played with Everton for four years and he had season-long spells at Tottenham and Sunderland.
"I want to thank all managers, all staff, all team-mates, all opponents, all fans, for all support and love towards me during my football career," Saha said on a social network site.
"I'm a proud man but without you all I won't be myself now. Thanks for the challenges, thanks for the help, thanks for the memories, thanks for the passion.
"I will stop to being called a professional footballer and wish many young talents to enjoy as much as me."
Saha ended his career in Serie A with Lazio last season.