Jaime Jiménez Merlo
|Full name||Jaime Jiménez Merlo|
|Date of birth||10 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Valdepeñas, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Ferriolense (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Jaime played lower league football until the age of nearly 25, representing mainly AD Ceuta in Segunda División B. In the 2005 summer he joined Ciudad de Murcia from Segunda División, making his league debut on 13 November in a 0–2 home loss against Real Valladolid; the club was renamed Granada 74 CF for the 2007–08 season.
Jaime signed for second level's Elche CF in 2008. He played understudy to Wilfredo Caballero during most of his spell in the Valencian Community, his best year being 2010–11 when he played 19 games; he added four appearances in the campaign's unsuccessful promotion playoffs, as the Argentine had already left for Málaga CF in the winter transfer window.
Jaime signed for fellow league side Valladolid on 8 July 2011, penning a 2+1 contract. He conceded only 36 goals in 41 matches in his debut season – good enough for the Ricardo Zamora Trophy conquest– but, in the playoffs, suffered an injury in the first game against Córdoba CF, being relegated to the bench in favour of Dani Hernández after recovering.
- La expulsión de Iván Amaya decide en Murcia (Iván Amaya's ejection decides in Murcia); El Mundo Deportivo, 14 November 2005 (Spanish)
- Jaime y Falcón fichan por el Granada 74 (Jaime and Falcón sign for Granada 74); Marca, 4 July 2007 (Spanish)
- Jaime firmará hoy tras cerrar anoche su fichaje en el club (Jaime will sign today after completing his move to the club last night); Diario AS, 17 July 2008 (Spanish)
- Jaime: "A Caballero le tocó el Euromillón y a mi, la Primitiva" (Jaime: "Caballero won the major lottery, i won the next best thing"); El Norte de Castilla, 17 October 2012 (Spanish)
- Jaime y Dani Aquino llegan al Valladolid (Jaime and Dani Aquino arrive at Valladolid); Marca, 8 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Jaime, triste y sorprendido (Jaime, sad and surprised); El Norte de Castilla, 23 October 2012 (Spanish)
- Jaime se resiente de la lesión y no podrá jugar contra el Córdoba (Jaime relapses from injury and will not play against Córdoba); El Mundo, 9 June 2012 (Spanish)
- Newboys Valladolid stun Zaragoza; ESPN FC, 20 August 2012
- Valladolid official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Transfermarkt profile