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. He has since gone on to publish many other works, a 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 British Boxing Awards, which took off in 1984, and launched the Boxing Monthly magazine in 1989. Has also been nominated for the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. In 2011 he received the British Boxing Board of Control Exceptional Award for services to the sport of British professional boxing.
Football Publications Football League Players’ Records, 1946-1981. Now called PFA Premier & Football League Players’ Records, there have been five further editions, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1998 and 2005 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 PFA Footballers’ Who’s Who. Launched in 1995 as the PFA Footballers’ Factfile, there were 15 further editions
Boxing Publications The George Wimpey Amateur Boxing Association Yearbook, 1982 BBBoC British Boxing Yearbook. First published in 1984 as an annual, there were 25 further editions prior to 2010 Hugman's International Boxing Year. First published in 1988, there were two further editions, 1989 and 1990
Other Sporting Publications The Sporting Life Jockeyform: Flat racing, 1987; The Olympic Games: Complete Track & Field Results, 1896-1988; Hugman’s Amateur Swimming Association Swimming Yearbook, 1990