Gareth Jelleyman (born 14 November 1980) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a left back Peterborough United, Mansfield Town and Boston United.
A Welsh Under 21 international with pace and strength who loved to get forward.
In Real Life
Signed from Norwich City to Peterborough aged 12 years after being spotted by Posh Academy Director Kit Carson.
Came through the ranks at Peterborough alongside other highly-rated youngsters including Simon Davies, Matthew Etherington and Mark Tyler.
Broke into the first team in 99/00 season before being released in 2001 following a number of injuries.
Could not help Mansfield avoid relegation out of the Football League and into the Conference in 2008.
Released by Mansfield, Jelleyman continued to move down the football league.
Famous for being ridiculed by Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling for being sent off whilst playing for Mansfield Town. Stelling said; “looks like Jelleyman’s thrown a wobbler.”
In the Game
Avaliable for just £80,00 and dubbed the “Welsh Roberto Carlos”, Jelleyman was one of the best left backs in Championship Manager 99/00.