Émile Ntamack

Émile "Milou" Ntamack (born 25 June 1970)[1] is a French former rugby union footballer. He played professionally for Stade Toulousain and France, winning 46 caps. Ntamack made his French debut against Wales during the 1994 Five Nations Championship. Ntamack was part of the Grand Slam winning sides in 1997. He was in the 1995 and 1999 World Cup squads. He initially announced his retirement in 2003 due to a facial injury, however he then stayed on for another year before retiring in 2004.[2] His younger brother, Francis Ntamack was also capped by France. Ntamack coached the Espoirs team of the Stade Toulousain and the French U21 team which was the first Northern Hemisphere side to win the World Championships in this age category, held in the Auvergne in 2006.[3]

Émile Ntamack
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Birth nameÉmile Ntamack
Date of birth (1970-06-25) 25 June 1970 (age 50)
Place of birthLyon, France
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight92 kg (14.5 st)
UniversityUniversité Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
Notable relative(s)Francis Ntamack
SpouseMarie Seguela (separated in 2012)
ChildrenRomain and Théo
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing or Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–1987
1987–1988
1988–1995
US Meyzieu
AS Lavaur
Toulouse
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Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2004 Toulouse 103 (147)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2000 France 46 (135)
Correct as of 5 March 2007

Ntamack was the first man to lift the Heineken Cup, winning it in Cardiff Arms Park in 1996. He captained the Toulouse team to victory on the day against Cardiff. Toulouse won 21-18. He won the Heineken Cup for a second time in 2003.[4]

As of 2007 he has been backs coach for the international French team.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Ntamack was born in France to a Cameroonian father, and a French Pied-Noir mother.[6] His brother Francis also was a professional rugby union player. His oldest son Romain Ntamack is also a professional rugby union player like his uncle and dad since 2017.[7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Emile Ntamack player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ "Retiring Ntamack seeks redress for 'nightmare' humiliation by Wasps". Independent. 22 May 2004. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "IRB U21s World Champs glory for France". ESPN Scrum.com. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Toulouse regain European crown". BBC. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Lievremont is new coach of France". ESPN Scrum.com. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Ntamack, la grande star". 1 February 2008.
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47054569

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