Hector Jiménez (soccer)
|Full name||Hector O. Jiménez|
|Date of birth||November 3, 1988|
|Place of birth||Huntington Park, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Defender|
|Columbus Crew SC|
|2002–2006||Arsenal FC (California)|
|2005||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2006–2010||California Golden Bears|
|2011–2013||Los Angeles Galaxy||43||(4)|
|2014–||Columbus Crew SC||91||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2017.
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
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. 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. 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.
Columbus Crew SC
On January 14, 2014, Jiménez was traded to the Columbus Crew for a Second Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (42nd overall) and allocation money.  He made his club debut on March 8, 2014 in a 3–0 victory over D.C. United. His first goal for the Crew came on April 19, 2014, also against D.C. United. Jiménez's 90th minute goal earned the Crew a 1–1 draw and would be nominated for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week honors. He went on to appear in both legs of the Crew's playoff series against the New England Revolution.
Jiménez made 23 appearances in 2015, including his 75th professional appearance on May 16 against the San Jose Earthquakes. He notched four assists on the season while playing at four different positions. However, he did not appear in the playoffs as Crew SC made a run to MLS Cup 2015, where they would fall 2–1 to the Portland Timbers.
Both of Jiménez's parents are Mexican expatriates, who met in the United States.
Los Angeles Galaxy
- MLS Cup (2): 2011, 2012
- Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield (1): 2011
- Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship (2): 2011, 2012
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
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- "Columbus Crew 1–1 D.C. United". ColumbusCrewSC.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- "Kamari records brace in wild match at Kansas City". ColumbusCrewSC.com. Retrieved 4 January 2017.