Vienna Youth Soccer is pleased to announce Eduardo (Eddie) Lima as its new Technical Director. As TD, Eddie is responsible for leading the coaching and player development programs at both the Recreational and Travel levels for VYS.
Margaret Kerfoot, VYS President, looks forward to working with Eddie to strengthen the VYS soccer program."Eddie has an impressive background as a soccer player, coach and trainer, and he is already familiar with VYS programs. But more importantly, Eddie’s commitment to the kids and his overall enthusiasm for soccer make him the ideal Technical Director for VYS."
Besides his outstanding soccer credentials as a player and a coach, Eddie adds multilingual and multicultural expertise to Vienna Youth Soccer. He continues to create opportunities to exchange ideas – both locally and internationally - in order to encourage innovative ideas for player growth and development.
Eduardo (Eddie) Lima holds numerous coaching licenses, including the National Youth License and the USSF National Coaching License. He has coached at the local level, including James Madison High School, as well as at the state and national levels, specifically for the Olympic Development Program, a national development program for high-level players. In the ODP arena, his teams earned regional championships and an appearance as a national finalist.
Born and raised in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Eddie moved to the United States in 1996 to attend George Mason University after a stellar career in Brazilian soccer that included international competition with professional clubs Sao Paolo, F.C. and Londrina F.C. While earning his BS degree in business at George Mason, Eddie established himself as an offensive force, with records that still stand in goals, assists, and total points. He was inducted into the GMU Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006, and each year the “Eduardo Lima Offensive Player of the Year Award” is presented to the team’s top offensive player.
Through International Touch Soccer, Eddie previously served as Technical Director of the VYS U8, U9, and U10 Academies, as well as the VYS Foot Skills Academy. He has also been instrumental in collaboration efforts to create a new regional foundation for restructuring player development for the U9 – U12 age groups.
• James Madison HS - Varsity Head coach: 01/2004 - 06/2006.
• Brazilian Touch Soccer Academy (BTSA) - Director/Owner: 01/2007 - 03/2010.
• George Mason University (GMU) - Volunteer Assistant Coach: 2007 - present
• International Touch Soccer Academy (ITSA) - Director/Owner: 03/10 – present.
• Olympic Development Program (ODP)-Coach for the N. District and State Level Program: 07/03 - Present
• Olympic Development Program (ODP)-Assist in player selection: District, State, Region and National Pool.
• USSF National Coaching License Instructor: 1/2011
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) - Director of training/coaching for the U10 Academy: 06/2009 - present.
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) - Director of training/coaching for the U9 Academy: 06/2010 - present.
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) - Director of training/coaching for the U8 Academy: 06/2010 - present.
• Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) - Director of training for the Footskills Academy: 01/2009 - present.
• Loudoun Youth Soccer (LYSA) - Director of training for the Footskills Academy: 09/2009 - 06/2010.
• Coach/ Train travel teams: 01/2000 - present.
• National Youth License, 2010
• ABTF Coaching License (CBF and UEFA-approved Brazilian National "A" Coaching License), 2004
• USSF “B” Coaching License, 2009
• NSCAA “State Goalkeeping Course”,2005
• NSCAA “Regional Goalkeeping Course, 2005
• SPFSAD (Sao Paulo Football Syndication Advance Diploma), 2004
• FCPS/NFCEP – American Sport Coaching Education Program, 2006
• Positive Coaching Alliance - Double - Goal Coach Workshop, 2006
• George Mason University (GMU), Bachelor of Science, Business Administration: 8/1996 - 5/2000
• Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Sao Paulo City, International Business 2/1995 - 7/1996
• Member of the Brazilian Students National Team U12: 1985
• Member of Pueri Domus Futsal Soccer Team, Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1990 - 1991
• Member of Select Inter Clubs Team in Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1986, 1988, 1990 -1993
• Member for Pinherios Sport Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1985 -1996
• Member of Sao Paulo Youth Professional Soccer Club, Brazil: 1988 -1994
• Member of Londrina Professional Soccer Club, Brazil: 1994-1995
• Member of the Sao Paulo University State Team, Brazil: 1995
• Member of the Brazilian University National Team: 1995 -1996
• Member of the Virginia State Team: USA: 1996 -1998
• Member and captain of the George Mason University Soccer Team, USA: 1996 – 2001
• Trained with D.C. United, USA, summer: 2000
• Champion of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament for Pinherios F. Club: 1984, 1986, 1998, 1989, 1993.
• Top scorer of Sao Paulo’s City Clubs Tournament: 1984-1986, 1988, 1990,1993
• Students World Champion U12 in Denmark, (top scorer of the tournament w/ 27 goals in 19 games):1985
• Stated Champion for Sao Paulo F. Club: 1988-1994
• Juniors Cup National Champion for Londrina F. Club: 1995
• Londrina F. Club - Final Four of “Copa Sao Paulo” (Brazil Youth National Cup): 1995
• Played against Germany, Holland, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Japan, Denmark,.. National and/or Club Teams
• Brazilian University National Champion, (tournament MVP and top scorer): 1995
• World University Games – Top ten: 1995
• Soccer America - All America Freshman Team of the year: 1996
• Freshman Second highest points in George Mason Soccer History: 1996
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: 1999
• Captain of George Mason Soccer Team: 1999-2000.
• Top scorer in goals, assists, and points in George Mason Soccer History:1996 - 2000
• All CAA First Team Honors: 1997, 1998, 2000
• All Virginia first team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All-South Atlantic Region first team honors: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All- CAA Player of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• All-America Team of the week: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
• Offensive MVP of all George Mason Tournaments: 1996-1998, 2000
• First George Mason player to have more than 30 goals and 20 assist in a carrier: 1996 - 2000
• University National All-Starts game: 1998 - 2000
• All-America Candidate: 2000
• George Mason “Athlete of the Year” Candidate: 2000
• Played 73 games for George Mason University and scored 48 goals, 23 assists, and 251 shoots.
• Nominated an award in his name at GMU "Eduardo Lima Offensive Award": 2006
• George Mason Soccer "Hall of Fame": 2006
• State ODP – 95’s Boys – Regional Champion - 2010
• State ODP - 93’s Boys - National Finalist – Final Four - 2009
• State ODP - 93’s Boys - Regional Champion – 2009
• SAC United Premier Boys - Columbus Day Tournament - Champion – 2006
• NCSL Champion - 2004 and 2005
• The Virginian - Champion - 2004 and 2005
• James Madison High School - District Finalist - -2004
• Dulles National Soccer Tournament - Champion - 2003
* Head coach of New York Cosmos: 1972-1977.
* Head coach of George Mason Univerity: 1985 -2000.
* US Soccer Hall of Hame 1996 & GMU Hall of Fame 2006.
* Head coach of Brazilian National Team in the World Cup: 1982, 1986
* Head coach of top professional soccer teams in Brazil (Sao Paulo F.C, Corintians F.C, and Flamengo)
* World Team Champion: 1992 and 1993 (Sao Paulo F.C.)
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* Head coach of Brazilian National Team: 2000.
* Head coach of top professional soccer teams in Brazil and Japan (Sao Paulo F.C.): 2004.
* Brazilian National Champion (Santos F.C): 2002.
* Head Coach of top soccer teams in Brazil (SaoPaulo F.C, and Internacional F.C): 1998 - 2004.
* Sao Paulo Youth Professional National Cup Champion (SaoPaulo F.C): 1995.
* National Champion (Sao Paulo F.C): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.