After winning the League Cup in 1997 and 2000 he made an £11 million move to Liverpool in 2000, which, at the time, was the record transfer fee paid by the club.
At Liverpool, he won multiple honors, including the FA Cup in 2001.
Emile moved to Birmingham City in 2004, then signed for Wigan Athletic for a club record £5.5 million fee in 2006, he then signed for Aston Villa in 2009.
Emile was an England international at under-16, under-18, under-21, B and senior levels. He made his England debut in 1999. After a long lay-off from international duty, Emile was recalled to the England squad for UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers in September 2007.
Emile retired from international football following the 2010 FIFA World Cup, having attained 62 caps and scored seven goals for his country.
After having a reoccurring Achilles injury spanning 3 years, and having seen multiple specialists from around the world from 2009 to 2012 without positive results, Emile was faced with possible retirement.
Emile started working with Warren Williams in January 2012, and after only 3 weeks of working together Emile was pain free and able to play at top level again!
Emile has since been able to play abroad for 2 seasons in Australia and with Warrens continued help, playing once again in the UK for Bolton Fc, 3 years after facing possible retirement due to injury!