Lee Jarman

Lee Jarman (born 16 December 1977) is a former Welsh footballer.

Lee Jarman
Personal information
Full name Lee Jarman
Date of birth (1977-12-16) 16 December 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1993–1995 Cardiff City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Cardiff City 91 (1)
2000 Exeter City 7 (0)
2000–2001 Oxford United 21 (1)
2001–2003 Barry Town 56 (4)
2003–2007 Weston-super-Mare 139 (7)
2007–2008 Newport County 38 (0)
2008–2009 Haverfordwest County 30 (2)
2009–2010 Llanelli 21 (3)
2010–2011 Haverfordwest County 22 (0)
2011–2013 Aberaman Athletic ? (1)
2013–2014 Barry Town United 10 (0)
National team
1996–? Wales U21 9 (?)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Aberaman Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:42, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Cardiff to Ian and Angela Jarman, he grew up in Llanishen and attended Coed Glas School as a child.


A centre-half, he began his career at his hometown club Cardiff City. Having been involved with the club since the age of 10, he signed schoolboy terms at the age of fifteen and became a YTS player the following year. He made his professional debut during the 1995–96 season in a 3–2 win over Gillingham in the Football League Trophy at the age of 18,[2] following an injury to Lee Baddeley. He made his league debut four days later on 21 October during a 1–0 win over Lincoln City and his early performances saw him recognised as one of the most promising teenage defenders in Britain prompting interest from a handful of Premier League teams, even having offers rejected by Cardiff,[3] and saw him handed his first cap for the Wales under-21 team during a 3–0 win over San Marino during the summer of 1996. He later went on to captain the team.[2]

He was a regular in the side under manager Frank Burrows, spending time playing at right-back, including becoming stand in captain when Dave Penney was injured. Former Cardiff manager Kenny Hibbitt once described Jarman as "the best footballer at Cardiff City" but a gradual loss of form eventually saw him released during the 1999–2000 season.[4]

Jarman spent time on trial at Carlisle United and Brentford before joining non-league team Merthyr Tydfil. In March 2000 he signed for Exeter City on a weekly contract, making seven appearances by the end of the season before being released, joining Oxford United on a one-year deal where he featured regularly in the first half of the 2000–01 season before falling out of favour and leaving the club at the end of his contract. He moved into non-league football to sign for Barry Town where he spent two years before signing for Weston-super-Mare.

In May 2007, he joined Conference South club Newport County. In September 2007 he was named the Conference South Player of the Month. However, despite Newport narrowly missing out on reaching the play-offs and winning the 2008 FAW Premier Cup final, Jarman was released by Newport at the end of the 2007–08 season, signing for Haverfordwest County in the League of Wales Premier Division. He spent one season at Haverfordwest before signing for Welsh Premier League club Llanelli, managed by his former Cardiff teammate Andy Legg.[5] Jarman sat out the opening three months of the season due to injury before making his debut in October, scoring his first goal in only his fourth league appearance during a 4–0 victory over Aberystwyth Town on 27 November.[6]

Jarman made 21 league appearances for Llanelli as they finished second in the league. At the end of the season he was released by the club and re-signed with Haverfordwest County. Jarman departed the club after receiving a management position at Aberdare Athletic alongside former Cardiff City and Barry Town teammate Lee Phillips.[7]

In 2013, Lee Jarman departed Aberdare Athletic F.C. to return to former club Barry Town F.C. (now Barry Town United) as player/coach for the club.


  1. ^ "Soccerway". web page. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bluebirds file on – Lee Jarman". Cardiff City v Colchester United match programme. 11 April 1998.
  3. ^ "Lee Jarman: My Ninian Park regrets". Wales on Sunday. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  4. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 98. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
  5. ^ "Legg signs two-year deal and names squad". welshpremier.com. 20 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Llanelli 4–0 Aberystwyth Town". welsh-premier.com. 27 November 2009. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Jarman returns to New Bridge Meadow". welsh-premier.com. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.[permanent dead link]

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