|Full name||Jonathan Parr|
|Date of birth||21 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Oslo, Norway|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Full back|
|Current club||Crystal Palace|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hailing from Oslo, Parr started his professional career with the local team Lyn, where he made his debut in Tippeligaen. He then transferred to Aalesund in 2007, where he was a part of the team that won the Norwegian Cup in both 2009 and 2011. Parr transferred to the Championship side Crystal Palace in July 2011 and was a part of the team that won promotion to the Premier League in the 2012–13 season.
Parr made his Tippeligaen debut for Lyn on 30 April 2006, in a 1–4 loss against Stabæk. He played 14 senior matches for Lyn, 11 of them in Tippeligaen. Parr was mostly used as a striker or winger at Lyn.
In March 2007 he signed a three-year contract for Aalesund. He was in the starting line-up five times, and came off the bench 14 times during his first year in Aalesund. His first league goal came in the 4–1 victory against Sandefjord on 29 July 2007. He won the Norwegian Football Cup with Aalesund in 2009. In February 2010, he extended his contract an extra year, expiring at the end of 2011.
On 16 July 2011 Aalesund agreed a fee for Parr to transfer to London based Championship side Crystal Palace, subject to a medical. On 19 July 2011, Crystal Palace confirmed that Parr had signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. on 24 January 2012, Parr missed the final penalty when Crystal Palace lost a penalty shoot-out 1–3 against Cardiff City in the semi final of the 2011–12 League Cup. On 12 May 2012 when he was voted Crystal Palace player of the year for the 2011–12 season, due to his work-ethic and his great fitness.
Parr started the 2012–13 season well, and made the left back position his own in Dougie Freedman's team. After Freedman's acrimonious departure from Selhurst Park in October, Parr's place in the starting XI was never under threat. New manager Ian Holloway had to also deploy him in the right fullback position because of injuries. Parr's season ended in April against Ipswich Town after damaging ligaments in his ankle. Nevertheless Crystal Palace still managed to gain promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season. The Eagles beat Watford in the promotion-playoffs finals to return to the English top tier after an eight-year absence.
Parr played 14 games on national youth teams for Norway up to U-19, and was a regular at the Norway national under-21 football team with 18 matches between 2008 and 2010. On 11 May 2010, he got selected for the senior national team for the first time, as Norway were facing Montenegro and Ukraine.
Parr debuted on the Norwegian national team on 29 May 2010, in a friendly match against Montenegro, and he became Aalesund's first player to have started a Norwegian national game. As of February 2013, Parr has been capped nine times.
- Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 2012
- Includes the 2005–06 Royal League, the 2008 Relegation playoff and Europa League in 2010 and 2011 during his time in Norway. During his spell at Crystal Palace, this column is for the League Cup
- "Parr Jets in For Palace Medical". South London Press. 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- "Crystal Palace sign Norway international Jonathan Parr". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- "Cardiff 1–0 Crystal Palace (agg 1–1)". BBC Sport. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- Solbakken, Espen; Bøthun, Gunnar; Opsahl, Per (11 May 2010). "Yttergård Jenssen og Parr med i Drillos tropp". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- Brenne, Øyvind (11 May 2010). "Parr har vært en åpenbaring". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 May 2010.
- "Gamst: – Parr en mann for framtiden" [Gamst: – Parr a man for the future]. Sunnmørsposten (in Norwegian). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- Parr's Lyn stats (in Norwegian). Lyn Historie.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Parr's Norwegian stats (in Norwegian). Altomfotball. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Parr's Palace stats. Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 May 2013.