Axis Stars

The AxisStars Vision

“I want  Axis Stars to federate Stars and take their industries forward by establishing better standards and provide a brighter future ”
Louis Saha – Former Football Pro & Founder of Axis Stars


AxisStars in the News

It is inevitable, yet so many footballers seem unprepared for it. The end of a player’s career is a key moment – a huge change – and how he deals with it will shape the rest of his life. Many players struggle. Gone are the routines of daily training, the adrenaline of the matches, the interaction with team-mates and club staff, and the adulation from fans. There is a massive void to fill.

It is an enormous challenge that requires a different set of skills to the ones used on the pitch. Some players stay in football and become pundits or coaches; there are those who turn their focus to charity work and others who struggle to fill their days; and then there are those who are busier than ever. Louis Saha falls into that final category.

On the day we meet in London he has already spoken at an eSports masterclass. After the interview, he is going for dinner with some investors and possible new contributors to his company, Axis Stars. The two previous weeks he was travelling through Asia, conducting business.

“I have a 25-hour-a-day job now. It’s really demanding,” he says. And as if that was not enough, there is still a football part of his life. The next evening he will be in Spain to play in a Barcelona v Manchester United legends match. The following day he will return to Cannes, his home town. His life is hectic but he seems very content.

Saha had a hugely successful, yet somehow also unfulfilled, career. He played for Metz, Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Lazio. He won two Premier League titles and the Champions League with United. He played 20 times for France, scoring four goals.