Juan Ramón Jara
|Full name||Juan Ramón Jara Martínez|
|Date of birth||6 August 1970|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1996||Colón de Santa Fe||9||(0)|
|2005||3 de Febrero||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jara started his career with Olimpia in Paraguay before moving to Argentina to play for clubs such as Rosario Central, Independiente and Colón de Santa Fe. He spent his best years playing for Rosario Central, where he earned than 100 caps, and was part of the team that finished as runners-up in the 1998 Copa CONMEBOL. Jara then returned to Paraguay to play again for Olimpia and then had brief stints at Nueva Chicago (Argentina), Emelec (Ecuador), Nacional and 3 de Febrero (Paraguay) before finally playing for Portuguesa Fútbol Club of Venezuela in 2007.
Jara made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 10 June 1993 in a friendly match against Mexico (3-1 loss), substituting Carlos Gamarra in the 75th minute. He obtained a total number of 17 international caps, scoring no goals for the national side.