Jason Perry was an experienced centre half signed in the early weeks of Warren Joyce’s tenure as City manager, hired to lift the Tigers from the foot of the football league after the messy legacy left by Mark Hateley. Perry debuted alongside another defensive signing Jon Whitney, but as the season of horrors turned into the legendary “Great Escape” Jason’s role was limited by an early January injury. He recovered to play in four of the last five league games, but by then the escape had been completed.
Perry stayed on the Tigers’ payroll for two further seasons although his game time was severely limited. In 1999/00 he started the first game of the season at Exeter but was then limited to only two further starts in the Associate Members’ Cup. When Brian Little took over the reins at City in 2000/01 he gave Perry a run in the first team in October and November, but that came to an end after a humiliating FA Cup defeat against non-league Kettering Town. Jason left the club in the 2001 close season.
Perry was born in Caerphilly and came through the ranks at Cardiff City. He made his Cardiff first team debut a couple of weeks before his 17th birthday and remained with the Bluebirds for eleven seasons, making 338 appearances in all competitions and becoming a tough-tackling fans’ favourite. He lifted the Welsh Cup three times while at Ninian Park and won two promotions, captaining the side for four seasons from 1993. Jason joined Bristol Rovers in August 1997 and spent one season with the Gas before moving to Lincoln City in June 1998. He stayed six months at Lincoln before his transfer to Hull City.
In June 2001 Perry joined Southern League Premier League side Newport County. After two seasons at Newport he completed his playing career at Cwmbran Town. Perry subsequently found work as a Radio Wales pundit and worked as a college lecturer in Bridgend.
Perry won international honours for Wales at schoolboy and Wales B levels. He played three times for Wales Under-21s in 1990 and 1991, and in March 1994 won his only Wales senior international cap against Norway.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 April 1970, Caerphilly
Hull City First Game: 19 December 1998, Swansea City H (League Division 3), 28 years, 261 days old
Hull City Final Game: 28 November 2000, Kettering Town H (FA Cup First Round Replay), 30 years, 240 days old
Cardiff City (1986-1997), Bristol Rovers (1997-1998), Lincoln City (1998), Hull City (1998-2001), Newport County (2001-2003), Cwmbran Town (2003-2005)
Hull City Record
Career: 21 apps, 0 goalsJason Perry
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