Jarman, Lee

Birth Date

16th December 1977





Biographical Text

After around a hundred games for Cardiff City, Lee Jarman was briefly with Exeter City in 2000 ahead of signing for Oxford United. He later had a lengthy career in Welsh football.  

Lee started his career with Cardiff City and, alongside winning caps for Wales at all ages up to under-21, went on to feature in 94 league matches for his home town club scoring once. However after a promising start Lee’s career stuttered and, following his release from the Bluebirds in 1999, he failed to land a professional deal and signed for Merthyr Tydfil. 

After several months at Penydarren Park, Lee was given a second chance in full-time football when signing for Exeter City in March 2000. After making his debut against Bristol City in the Football League Trophy on 14 March, Lee played seven league games between 1 April and 6 May before leaving the club. 

Lee’s stint at St James’ Park could be deemed a personal success because he was then offered a deal by Oxford United for whom he made 21 league appearances up until the end of January 2001. He then left the professional game for a second time, and after a couple of seasons with Barry Town, played for Weston-super-Mare between 2003 and 2007. Lee continued to play at a good level until 2014 with Newport County, Haverfordwest County, Llanelli, Haverfordwest County again, Aberaman Athletic (as joint player-manager) and the reformed Barry Town United (as player/coach).

Lee has since run Jarman’s Garden Services based in Llanishen (Cardiff) where he grew up.


Exeter City

League 7; Cups 1 (8)



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