Leopoldo Jimenez joined Montverde Academy in 2017 and enjoys passing his experience and passion for the game to student-athletes. Before joining SIMA, Coach Jimenez experienced a 20-year professional career playing for teams in Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, and Russia while playing in the Copa America Paraguay in 1999, Copa America Colombia in 2001, Copa America Peru in 2004, and more. Coach Jimenez, a Venezuelan native, played 75 official matches with the Pro Venezuelan National Soccer Team. He was also named 2003 Soccer Player of the Year in Venezuela while captaining several successful teams. Coach Jimenez has also been a radio special guest, TV soccer analyst, editor and columnist throughout his career to discuss soccer, the Venezuelan National Team and his professional career. Coach Jimenez currently holds a USSF “B” Coaching License from US Soccer and a Federation Venezolana de Futbol Coach C License.