Émile Antonio

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Émile Antonio
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-04-22) 22 April 1928 (age 93)
Place of birth Auzat-la-Combelle, France
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, attacker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1953 FC Sète[1] 89 (18)
1953–1954 OGC Nice 28 (3)
1954–1961 Olympique Lyonnais 184 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Émile Antonio (born 22 April 1928) is a retired French footballer.


Making his debut at his local club, ,[2] Antonio played as a professional at Sète, Nice and Lyon.

He spent one season at OGC Nice with whom he won the Coupe de France in 1954, against Olympique de Marseille, 2–1.

He stayed at Olympique lyonnais for 7 seasons : he played 183 matches (of which 160 were league games) and scored 23 goals. He is still a well renowned player at Gerland[citation needed].

In 1961, he finished his professional career. He played for two seasons at , before returning to his first club, . He coached this club between 1963 and 1975.


  • Amateur International in 1951 and B international (4 caps)
  • with OGC Nice


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