Jonathan Parr

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Jonathan Parr
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Parr
Date of birth (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 2
Youth career
Holmlia
KFUM Oslo
Hauger
0000–2006 Lyn/NTG
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Lyn 11 (0)
2007–2011 Aalesund 110 (8)
2011–2014 Crystal Palace 92 (2)
2014- Ipswich Town 0 (0)
National team
2006 Norway U-17 7 (4)
2007 Norway U-19 7 (2)
2008–2010 Norway U-21 18 (0)
2010– Norway 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 19 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2013

Jonathan Parr (born 21 October 1988) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a left back for Ipswich Town. He made his debut for the Norwegian national team in 2010.

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.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Parr was born in Oslo where he grew up in Holmlia and played for Holmlia SK. During his youth he also played for KFUM Oslo and Hauger before he got enrolled in the NTG/Lyn-program.

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.

Crystal Palace[edit]

On 16 July 2011 Aalesund agreed a fee for Parr to transfer to London based Championship side Crystal Palace, subject to a medical.[1] On 19 July 2011, Crystal Palace confirmed that Parr had signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[2] 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.[3] 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.

When Parr returned from his ankle-injury, Dean Moxey was the preferred choice as Palace's left-back.[4] Parr got his Premier League debut for Crystal Palace on 21 December, replacing left back-rival Dean Moxey at half time in the match against Newcastle United. Parr gave away a penalty in his first appearance in eight months.[5] Parr then started the next eight matches for Palace under the new manager Tony Pulis, before he was injured in the FA Cup fourth-round match against Wigan Athletic on 25 January 2014. Palace lost the match 1-2.[4]

At the end of 2013–14 season, he was released by the club.[6]

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 7 July 2014 Parr signed for Ipswich Town on a free transfer. The 25-year-old Norway international signed a two year deal.[7]

International career[edit]

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.[8][9]

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.[10] As of February 2013, Parr has been capped nine times.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 July 2014[11][12][13]

Season Club Division League Cup Other[n 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Lyn Tippeligaen 11 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
Total 11 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2007 Aalesund 19 1 4 1 23 2
2008 24 4 3 1 2 0 27 5
2009 27 2 5 1 32 3
2010 25 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
2011 15 1 3 0 4 0 18 1
Total 110 8 16 3 8 0 134 11
2011–12 Crystal Palace Championship 39 2 0 0 6 0 45 2
2012–13 38 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
2013–14 Premier League 15 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
Total 92 2 3 0 6 0 101 2
2014–15 Ipswich Town Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 213 10 20 3 16 0 249 13

Honours[edit]

Aalesund
Individual
  • Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 2012

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parr Jets in For Palace Medical". South London Press. 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Palace sign Norway international Jonathan Parr". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Cardiff 1–0 Crystal Palace (agg 1–1)". BBC Sport. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Overvik, Jostein (26 January 2014). "– Jeg er veldig lettet". VG Sporten (in Norwegian). p. 3. 
  5. ^ Brown, Paul (23 December 2013). "Crystal Palace 0 - Newcastle 3: Alan Pardew hails his Toon army". Daily Star. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Premier League clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.itfc.co.uk/news/article/jonathan-parr-signs-for-town-1720840.aspx
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Brenne, Øyvind (11 May 2010). "Parr har vært en åpenbaring". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gamst: – Parr en mann for framtiden" [Gamst: – Parr a man for the future]. Sunnmørsposten (in Norwegian). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Parr's Lyn stats (in Norwegian). Lyn Historie.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  12. ^ Parr's Norwegian stats (in Norwegian). Altomfotball. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  13. ^ Parr's Palace stats. Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 May 2013.

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