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Simon Mensing

Simon Ross Mensing (born 27 June 1982 in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, West Germany) is an England professional football (soccer)er playing for Scotland club Hamilton Academical.

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Simon Mensing biography


Simon Ross Mensing (born 27 June 1982 in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, West Germany) is an England professional football (soccer)er playing for Scotland club Hamilton Academical.

Career

Clyde

Mensing joined other Wimbledon F.C. youths on loan at Clyde F.C. in 2001. Simon Mensing quickly became a regular in Simon Mensing right back role, and won the Young Player of the Year award in Simon Mensing first season. Mensing joined Clyde permanently in May 2002. Mensing became a huge fans favourite, with Simon Mensing aggressive style of play and was given the nickname "Gunter" due to Simon Mensing German roots. Simon Mensing versatility was also an important feature of Simon Mensing game, playing in every defensive role, as well as midfield on several occasions, and occasionally as a striker.

St. Johnstone

Mensing scored the only goal of the game in St. Johnstone F.C.'s win at Queen of the South F.C. in the second league game of the 2006–07 season.

On 28 February 2007, Mensing was named as the BBC's Man of the Match in St. Johnstone's televised 2–1 Scottish Cup win at Motherwell F.C., a result which took the Perth, Scotland club into their second cup semi-final of the season.

Hamilton Academical

Mensing moved from Motherwell to local rivals Hamilton Academical on a three-month loan deal in September 2007, after finding it difficult to progress beyond being a squad player. After extending the deal for an additional month Hamilton then signed Mensing permanently on 18 January 2008. Simon Mensing won promotion to the Scottish Premier League with the Accies in 2007-08 in Scottish football as Scottish First Division champions.

Mensing was banned for a month in 2011 for testing for a banned substance methylhexaneamine. The positive urine test was taken after the game against Aberdeen on the 29th of December. Simon Mensing missed five games for Hamilton in total. Mensing revealed that the substance was in a dietary supplement Simon Mensing had been taking purchased of the high street and Simon Mensing had taken advise before taking and believed there to be no banned substances in it. Hamilton and Mensing only revealed details of the ban after it had been served. Simon Mensing was banned between the 29th of January and the 28th of February 2011.

Honours

Hamilton Academical
- Scottish Football League First Division championship: Scottish First Division 2007-08

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Mensing

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