Clive Barker (soccer)

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Clive Barker
Personal information
Full name Clive William Barker
Date of birth (1944-06-23) 23 June 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962 Durban City
1963-1969 Durban United
Teams managed
1973 Fynnlands
1974-76 AmaZulu
1976 Pinetown Celtic
1978-1981 Juventus Durban
1981-1983 Durban City
1984-1985 Durban Bush Bucks
1986-1987 AmaZulu
1988-1989 Yellowwood Park
1991-1993 AmaZulu
1994-1997 South Africa
1997-1999 AmaZulu
2000-2001 Santos Cape Town
2001-2003 Manning Rangers
2003 Maritzburg United
2004 Zulu Royals
2005 Manning Rangers
2005 Santos Cape Town
2006 Bush Bucks
2006 AmaZulu
2007-2009 AmaZulu
2013 Bidvest Wits
2013- Mpumalanga Black Aces
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Clive William Barker (born 23 June 1944 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) coach. He guided the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. Barker currently manages Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League..

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Barker was a professional footballer in the 1960s, playing for Durban City and Durban United having made his debut at the age of 17. He had a trial with Leicester City, but a serious knee injury quickly ended his career.[1]

Manager[edit]

"The Dog", as he is nicknamed, became a manager in the 1970s, coaching numerous clubs in South Africa, including Durban City, Manning Rangers, AmaZulu (Zulu Royals) and Santos Cape Town.[2]

During his club career he won two league championships and two league cups. He was one of the first white managers in the South African league.[1]

He took over as manager of the South Africa national football team in 1994. He took the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996, with a 2-0 victory in the final against Tunisia. Under his guidance South Africa qualified for their first ever World Cup in 1998 in France. Before they could compete in the World Cup finals though, he quit due to a series of losses.

Barker was appointed manager of Bidvest Wits in January 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIFA.com - Clive Barker's Success With South Africa
  2. ^ Kickoff Magazine February 2013, p. 41
  3. ^ "Barker replaces Habas as coach". Retrieved 4 January 2013.