Antonio Jiminez

Toni Jiminez is a Spanish coach and former goalkeeper who was born in La Garriga, Spain on 12th October 1970. Jiminez was on the books of Barcelona as a youngster, but made his senior bow with Liga Adelante outfit Figueres in 1991. Jiminez was part of Spain's 1992 Olympic squad in Barcelona. He dislodged previous number one Santiago Canizares, keeping goal en route to a gold medal win. Jiminez spent 1992/93 with Rayo Vallecano in the lower reaches of the Spanish football pyramid, but was soon attracting attention from bigger clubs.

In 1993 Jiminez joined Espanyol. He helped the club win promotion to the Spanish top flight in his first season, and missed only a handful of games in a six year spell. He picked up the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in 1993/94 and 1997/98 (The award given to the keeper with the lowest 'goals-to-games' ratio. On 18th November 1998 Jiminez won his first full international cap in a 2-2 draw with Italy. He made two further appearances for Spain, but missed out on the Euro 2000 squad. All three outings came under Jose Antonio Camacho, who had previously worked with Jiminez at Espanyol.

Jiminez joined Atletico Madrid in 1999, but endured a miserable spell. He was relegated in his first season at the club, and performed well below his best. Jiminez lost his first team spot in 2001/02, and spent the following campaign on loan at Elche. He returned to Espanyol in 2003, making 29 further appearances before hanging up his gloves.

After retiring from playing Jiminez took up a role behind the scenes at Espanyol. He held the position of assistant manager at Girona between July 2006 and January 2007. In 2009 Jiminez returned to Espanyol yet again, becoming goalkeeping coach. He would later assist former teammate Mauricio Pochettino. Jiminez followed Pochettino to Southampton in January 2013, becoming the club's new goalkeeping coach.