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Damian Joel Gimenez is an Argentinian football player, currently contracted to Alki Larnaca FC in Cyprus. He also holds an Italian passport. Gimenez is a left-sided defender, but can also operate in midfield.
Most of his early career Gimenez spent with Banfield in Argentina. In 2005 he played in the Copa Libertadores with Banfield. The club reached the quarterfinals of that tournament, losing 3-4 to River Plate on aggregate. He has also spent two seasons playing in Italy with Pescara in Serie B. After spending the first year in Italy, Gimenez moved back to Argentina due to family problems. He returned for the following season but had lost his starting spot. On February 7, 2007 he moved to Nueva Chicago to play in the Torneo Clausura of the Primera Division Argentina. The team finished in 15th place and was relegated to Primera B Nacional Argentina. Because of the relegation he was available on a free transfer. In July 2007 he underwent a trial at Heart of Midlothian F.C. in Scotland. He impressed the Hearts staff on their pre-season tour of Austria, and was offered a one-year contract, but failed to agree personal terms. Later the same summer he had a trial with Bristol City F.C.. While on tour in Latvia with Bristol City F.C. he broke his nose during a match. On August 1, 2007 he signed with the Ukrainian side Chornomorets.
On 18th December, 2009, Alki announced the signing of Damian Gimenez until the end of the season.
Interview with Gimenez on FC Chornomorets official site (in Russian)
Statistics on Guardian Unlimited Football
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