Leo Percovich

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Leo Percovich
Personal information
Full name Galileo Galilei Percovich Lopes
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Club Nacional de Football
1994 Clube Atlético Mineiro
1995 Guaraní FC
1995–1999 Fluminense FC
2000 Alianza de Lima
2001 Racing de Ferrol
National team
Uruguay 6 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Colorado Rapids (goalkeeper coach)
2008–2009 Chivas USA (goalkeeper coach)
2009–2010 Toronto FC (assistant)
2011–2013 Chicago Fire (assistant)
2013– Middlesbrough (Goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Galileo Galilei Percovich Lopes, known as Leo Percovich, is a former Uruguayan footballer. He is currently a goalkeeping coach at Middlesbrough.

Playing career[edit]

Percovich played for Nacional, notably winning the Copa Libertadores and Uruguayan First Division. He went on to play for Atlético Mineiro, Guaraní FC, Fluminense FC, Alianza de Lima and Racing de Ferrol.

He appeared six times for the Uruguayan national team.

Coaching career[edit]

Percovich has had previous coaching stints and training with Stuttgart, Pachuca, Cruzeiro, Valencia, Real Madrid and the National teams of Brazil, France and Uruguay.

He joined the Colorado Rapids in 2006 as goalkeeper coach, coaching two seasons and then joining Chivas USA before the start of the 2008 MLS Season. He moved to Toronto FC on December 14, 2009 as an assistant coach following Preki's move to the club in the off-season.[1] He joined the Chicago Fire on January 12, 2011 as first assistant coach. On November 4, 2013, Chicago Fire announced he would not be returning for the 2014 season.[2] He is currently a Goalkeeper coach at Middlesbrough.




  1. ^ "Percovich Joins TFC, Winsper Departs" (press release). Major League Soccer. December 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Chicago Fire Announce Assistant Coaching Changes". chicago-fire.com. November 4, 2013. 

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