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Barry J. Hugman

Barry J. Hugman is a sports author/statistician who was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1941 and educated at Clarks College, Finchley. Having spent ten years concentrating on a business career he decided to produce what was called at the time the biggest job in football statistics - collating and presenting the records of all men who had played in the English Leagues since 1946.

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He has since gone on to publish many other works, a large number of which are recognised by the authorities as definitive sources in their field. He also helped to devise and set up the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) British Boxing Awards, which started in 1984, and launched the Boxing Monthly magazine in 1989. In 2011 he received the British Boxing Board of Control Exceptional Award for services to the sport of British professional boxing and has also been nominated by the BBBoC for the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.


Having first donned gloves at the age of ten and boxing as an amateur on and off for 11 years he knew his way around the ring, winning more than he lost and being selected to participate in the 1961 ABA Championships after just two senior contests. He also feels that the sport of boxing helped him greatly, increasing his drive, confidence and self motivation. In short if you can come through that unscathed no task is too difficult.


Boxing publications:

• The George Wimpey Amateur Boxing Association Yearbook, 1982.

• BBBoC British Boxing Yearbook. Published annually from 1984 to 2010.

• Hugman's International Boxing Year, published in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

• Barry Hugman's History of World Championship Boxing, an online encyclopaedia inaugurated in May 2012 and incorporated into, now superseded by this website.


Football publications:

• Football League Players’ Records, 1946-1981. Now called PFA Premier & Football League Players’ Records, there have been six further editions: 1984, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2005 and 2015.

• Hugman’s Football Annual. Formerly the Football League Year, there were two editions, 1989 and 1990.

• The Official Football League Yearbook. First published in 1991, there was a further edition in 1992. • Premier League: The Players. First published in 1992, there was a further edition in 1993.

• Footballers’ Who’s Who in association with the Professional Footballers' Association. Launched in 1995 as the PFA Footballers’ Factfile, there were 15 further editions.

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