Bio
Les Coffman
Born: 1929-00-00
Intl. since: 1969-01-01
Hometown: Torbay / Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Speaks: English
Occupation:
Hobbies:

When English born Les Coffman was heard commenting on the referee during a match of his Royal Air Force team against the team of the Army, one of his superiors made him take a referee course to see if he was any better. A trip around the world brought him to New Zealand in 1957, where he stayed.

career

In !0 years on the FIFA panel he took charge of 14 "A" internationals, one of them was a World Cup qualifier in Korea for 50.000 people.

After his retirement as a referee he was a Referees Inspector/Assessor and a FIFA Instructor. Coffman sat in the NZ Football Appointments Panel and the Oceania Confederation Referees Committee.

Coffman still (2011) has his referee assessor accreditation.

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In the article from which we have all this we found the following list:

1979-1981: President New Zealand Soccer Referees Association

1981: Life Member New Zealand Soccer Referees Association

1981-1989: New Zealand Football Association Referees Committee

1988-1989: Chairman New Zealand Football Referees Committee

Did the name of the sport change from soccer to football or do they have more than one referee committee?



(source: aucklandfootball.org.nz)

2011


Did you know
LES

  • A friendly in 1977 between New Zealand and New Caledonia had to be abandoned after 40 minutes by Coffman after New Caledonian players assaulted him. By then New Zealand had already scored 4 times.
Statistics
Statistics for LES COFFMAN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 4 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR LES COFFMAN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1974 qualifiers - Asia/Oceania
JapanSouth Vietnam1973-05-204 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesThailandSouth Vietnam1973-05-160 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
New ZealandNew Caledonia1977-03-084 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
New ZealandNew Caledonia1972-09-302 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)