Hector Jiménez (soccer)

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Hector Jiménez
Personal information
Full name Hector O. Jiménez
Date of birth (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Bell Gardens, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2006 Arsenal FC (California)
2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2010 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 43 (4)
2014– Columbus Crew 65 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 8, 2016.

Hector O. Jiménez (born November 3, 1988) is an American soccer player currently playing for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer.


High School[edit]

Hector played two years at Bell Gardens High School from 2004 & 2006 where he established himself as one of the team's leaders and caught the eye of various soccer programs across the country.

College and Amateur[edit]

Jiménez is a product of the University of California Berkeley where he played between 2006-2010. He was three-time First Team All-Pac-10 (2008–2010), NSCAA Second Team Far West Region, no. 2 on Cal’s all-time assist list, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 team, NSCAA First Team Far West All-Region and was three-time Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic.[1] During his college years, Jiménez also played with the Bay Area Ambassadors of the National Premier Soccer League.


On January 14, 2011, Jiménez was drafted in the second round (34th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy.[2] He played three seasons with the Galaxy, recording four goals and six assists in 43 appearances while helping the Galaxy win titles in 2011 and 2012.

On January 14, 2014, Jiménez was traded to the Columbus Crew for a Second Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (23rd overall) and allocation money. [3]


Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Columbus Crew[edit]

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