Harold Jarman

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Harold Jarman
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-05-04) 4 May 1939 (age 78)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1973 Bristol Rovers 452 (127)
1973–1974 Newport County 40 (8)
1974 New York Cosmos 18 (4)
Teams managed
1979–1980 Bristol Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Harold Jarman
Personal information
Full name Harold Jarman
Born (1939-05-04) 4 May 1939 (age 78)
Bristol, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1961–1971 Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 45 13
Runs scored 1041 131
Batting average 18.58 12.57
100s/50s 0/3 0/0
Top score 67* 17*
Balls bowled 235 -
Wickets 0 -
Bowling average n/a -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 20/0 9/0
Source: [1], 16 October 2007

Harold Jarman (born 4 May 1939) is a former professional footballer and first-class cricketer, who played for Bristol Rovers, Newport County and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.


Jarman joined Bristol Rovers on 7 August 1959 from Victoria A and made his debut in a 3-1 victory over Swansea Town on Boxing day of that year. He played 440 (plus 12 as sub) times for the club scoring 127 goals - making him the third highest scorer in the club's history. He was a tricky winger, a favourite with the crowd in the North Enclosure at Eastville stadium. In his last few seasons he was played only for home games. He left on 14 May 1973 transferring to nearby Newport County. In 1974, Gordon Bradley, manager of the New York Cosmos, brought Jarman into the team to replace young American striker Joey Fink who had scored eleven goals in fourteen games in 1973. Jarman produced only four goals in eighteen games before he was released.


On 12 December 1979 he returned to a struggling Rovers as manager and saved them from relegation. However his efforts were not rewarded with a permanent post as manager and he left the club once again on 24 April 1980.