Barrie Truman

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Barrie Truman
Personal information
Date of birth 1936 (age 80–81)
Place of birth Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
Teams managed
Years Team
1970–1976 New Zealand

Barrie Truman is a football (soccer) coach who managed the New Zealand national team.[1] Truman first took charge of the New Zealand side in June 1970. New Zealand won 20, drew 13 and lost 16 of his 49 games in charge.[2]

Prior to being appointed as New Zealand coach, he was a member of The FA's staff Coach in 1967, having studied for a Diploma in Physical Education at Loughborough University and an Advanced Diploma at Leicester University. He emigrated from the United Kingdom to New Zealand in 1970.[3] After emigrating he studied for a Masters diploma at Victoria University.

He became Technical Director of the Oceania Football Confederation in 1986 for a short spell which lasted a year.

He became manager of the Sport-NZ Council of Recreation/Sport Hillary Commission 1981 and left the position in 1987. He was also President of Coaching NZ between 1981 and 1983.

He went on to become a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at Wellington College of Education in 1987 where he stayed for 17 until years 2004

At the age of 65, he qualified as a “A” level UEFA Professional Coach in 2001.

He was named in the Wellington Hall of Fame in April 2011.[3]


New Zealand national team
Wellington United
Miramar Rangers


  1. ^ "National Coaches". NZ Football. Retrieved 29 January 201.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Coaching Records". Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Tanya. "Coach in Hall of Fame". Kapiti Observer. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 

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