|Date of birth||29 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Angers, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Angers, Savidan's first year of professional football was spent with Angers SCO, his hometown club. He attracted attention from LB Châteauroux, and was transferred to the Stade Gaston Petit after two seasons; he only managed to score three goals as a substitute and, at the end of the year, was sold to AC Ajaccio.
Savidan would spend also only one year at his new team, before returning to former side Angers. For 2002–03 he was bought by AS Beauvais, and failed to net once over the entire campaign, moving to AS Angoulême subsequently. As the latter operated in the Championnat National, thus lacking professional status, the player would also work briefly as a waste collector and bartender; he finished that season with his best individual effort at the time, 12 goals.
At age 26, Savidan signed with Valenciennes FC also in the third division. Mainly due to his impressive scoring rate, the side went straight into Ligue 1 in just two seasons; during the second, they were crowned league winners and he finished joint-top scorer at 16.
In his first match in the top level, at AJ Auxerre on 5 August 2006 (aged 28), Savidan netted in a 1–1 draw. On 10 February of the following year he had an impressive performance, scoring four goals in a 5–2 away win against FC Nantes– he would finish the season as the competition's second top scorer, behind Pauleta.
Settled in Valenciennes, Savidan opened a restaurant called K9 (K for wife Karine, and 9 for his shirt number). However, he signed for Stade Malherbe Caen in summer 2008 for a reported fee of €5 million.
Savidan scored 14 times in 2008–09, but Caen were relegated to division two. Subsequently, he arranged a move to AS Monaco FC, also in the €5 million region; however, a defect in his heart was detected upon his medical, and the 31-year-old ended his career on 4 July 2009 at the advice of the club's doctors.
Savidan did not receive any call-ups to represent France during his two-year stint in the top level at Valenciennes, where he displayed good form. However, on 13 November 2008, aged 30, he was picked to the national team by coach Raymond Domenech, who was impressed by the player's start to the 2008–09 season. He played the second half of the 0–0 home draw against Uruguay, on the 19th.
- Ligue 2: 2005–06
- Savidan revient de loin (Savidan comes a long way); Eurosport, 13 February 2007 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Savidan talent does not go to waste; UEFA, 12 February 2007
- Valenciennes tient le choc (Valenciennes for the shocker); Eurosport, 5 August 2006 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Savidan coule Nantes (Savidan runs Nantes over); Eurosport, 10 February 2007 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Savidan est-il le meilleur attaquant de notre L1 (Is Savidan the best forward in our L1?); Maxifoot, 14 February 2007 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Steve Savidan: «Le footballeur est une marchandise!» (Steve Savidan: «The footballer is a piece of meat!»); L'Humanité, 5 March 2007 ���See Tfd›(in French)
- Steve Savidan arrête sa carrière (Steve Savidan ends his career) Archived 19 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine; L'Équipe, 4 July 2009 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Des nouvelles de... Steve Savidan (News of... Steve Savidan); Foot Mercato, 16 November 2009 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Better late than never for Savidan; FIFA, 19 November 2008
- France – Uruguay: finir sans fausse note (France – Uruguay: to finish on a good note); Le Parisien, 19 November 2008 ‹See Tfd›(in French)