FM 2011 player profile – Christian Benítez
written by Nicholas Phipps
Club: Santos Laguna
Price tag: 3,800,000 (Patch 11.3)
Christian Benitez starting attributes
As you can see this is Benitez (or Chucho) at the start of season one on patch 11.3. He is a very good Premier League striker, with great all round stats, with his speed, finishing and technical ability being his strongest points. He is a very fast player who can be used well as a poacher due to his speed and finishing attributes as well as being a creative player. He is stll relatively young, so there is still a lot of time to improve his poor strength stats. He also looks like he could be retrained well as a winger and for his low price, can be considered a definite bargain for any team.
Arsenal scout report
This is his scout report from Steve Rowley, who I believe is one of the best scouts on FM. We can see here that he can be signed for low wages and that he is an ambitous and consistent character who can fit into any team in the world. Personally I disagree with Rowley saying he would be the 4th best striker at Arsenal. As I think he would be second, behind Robin Van Persie.
Overall, Benitez is a great bargain buy who can be purchased by most first division sides to his low cost and wage demands. I believe he could also be retrained as a right winger. He is one of the fastest players on the game and is a consistent performer who can score around 10-20 goals in any league.
Chucho in Real Life
Benitez has made 47 appearences for Ecuador and has scored 16 goals, a decent return. After a poor season at Birmingham in which he scored only 3 goals in 30 games he returned to Santos Laguna and scored 15 goals in the Mexican league, making him top scorer. He has recently signed for America but has yet to play a game for them.
My best buy rating: 7.5/10