Emile Rustom

Emile Paulus Rustom (Arabic: اميل بولس رستم‎; born 27 March 1952) is a Lebanese football manager and former player.

Emile Rustom
Personal information
Full name Emile Paulus Rustom
Date of birth (1952-03-27) 27 March 1952 (age 68)[1]
Place of birth Achrafieh, Lebanon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1988 Sagesse
National team
Teams managed
0000–2005 Sagesse
2008–2010 Nejmeh
2008–2011 Lebanon
2011 Lebanon
2013–2015 Shabab Sahel
2015–2017 Safa
2017 Ansar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After playing for Sagesse for 22 years, as well as the Lebanon national team, Rustom coached Sagesse until in 2005. He coached Nejmeh between 2008 and 2010, helping his side win a Lebanese Premier League title. He also coached Lebanon between 2008 and 2011.[2] On 5 May 2011, he was re-appointed coach of the Lebanon national team, before resigning on 3 August 2011.[3] After coaching Shabab Sahel between 2013 and 2015, Rustom became manager of Safa, and won the league title with them. He became the first Lebanese coach to win the league with two different teams.[4] In 2017, Rustom coached Ansar.

Emile Rustom is the father of Paul Rustom, a former footballer who played in the Lebanese Premier League, and for the Lebanon.[4]

Club careerEdit

Rustom made his league debut for Sagesse on 23 December 1966, against Antranik at the Habib Abou Chahla Stadium.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Rustom is married to Salwa Abou Suleiman, and has three children: Paul, a former footballer, Laurence and Elie.[4]

Honours and achievementsEdit






  1. ^ "Emile Rustom - Free  - Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Emile Rustom Takes Charge Of Lebanon". Goal.com. 6 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Lebanon's national football team coach Rustom resigns | Sports , Football | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "emil rustom". www.abdogedeon.com. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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