ScharwathEmile SCHARWATH


BornJul 20, 1914
Strasbourg, FRANCE
DeadOct 5, 1980 (66 years old)
PositionDefensive midfielder
Excelsior RoubaixExcelsior Roubaix1938
RC FranceRC France
Excelsior RoubaixExcelsior Roubaix
Emile Scharwath was a versatile midfielder from the Alsace region in the East of France. He started his career with the main club in the area, AS Strasbourg. In 1932, the first professional football championship was inaugurated, and he moved to RC Paris, where he would play for three seasons. In 1935, he returned home to his home club, where he had been developed as a youth. He would finish 3rd in the First Division with Strasbourg. The following season, he moved on to Excelsior of Roubaix, for two years, before signing for Stade Rennais in 1938. With the Red and Blacks, he was used in several positions, whether it was in midfield or in defence, and eventually he became club captain of the Breton team. In 1941, he also had an interlude as player-manager, alongside Bonneville, following the departure of Batmale to TA Rennes. He also managed Rennes in the 1943/1944 season, which would be his last year at the club. In total, he made 123 appearances, scoring 5 goals for Stade Rennais during his spell there. He also obtained 8 caps in the French national side between 1932 and 1934 (2 wins, 1 draw and 5 defeats.)