FM 2012 Player Profile- Nicolas Otamendi

FM 2012 best players

written by Karl Deighton

Nicolas Otamendi

Age: 23

Position: DC

Club: FC Porto

Nationality: Argentinian

Value:  £5.25 million

Price tag: £13 million

Otamendi’s profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)

Otamendi’s scouting report from Comolli of Liverpool

Otamendi’s profile aged 28 in 2016


Otamendi’s career history until 2016

Because of the clause in his contract, Otamendi is available for the great price of just £13 million, not much for any top club. At the start of the game he is a good centre-back but in 2016 and five years at United he has turned into a great one and a rock at the back. His marking, tackling, anticipation and positioning are his strong attributes, which are all vital for an amazing centre-back.  He even has decent pace which makes him one of the best all rounded centre-backs in the game. He cant be bad to be valued at £30m!

Best buy rating: 9/10

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  • comment avatar Benjy June 20, 2012

    Great player Karl. So many top stats. If he could jump slightly better, I would say he is a like for like replacement for Vidic. But with his extra pace and technical skills, he looks as if he could do a job for you at fullback too.

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton June 20, 2012

      His heading isnt too bad, but it is not up to the heights of vidic and others. He could do a good job at fullback if trained properly

  • comment avatar Tijmen Stronks June 22, 2012

    Combine his mental skills with the defending and physical skills from Papadopoulos, and you would have the perfect defender. Unfortunately, I haven’t found such a complete defender.

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton June 23, 2012

      Those two in one would be amazing, I think Dede is the closest to being the perfect defender

  • comment avatar Benn June 25, 2012

    Why is there no profile on Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. A true beast in my game!

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton June 25, 2012

      Varane is an exceptional centre back, probably the best on the game within five years. I even brought him for £90m for Malaga!
      I don’t think I will profile him because his price tag is sky high and he is unlikely to move to clubs. Ryan and Jonathan are also unlikely to profile him but I can’t speak for them.

  • comment avatar Special One July 2, 2012

    i’m a FC Porto fan so i started with FCP. Otamendi is a great player in the game.. City offered me 33M €!! I accepted but he didn’t…
    Hulk, Fernando e Moutinho are great players too!!

  • comment avatar NLoureiro July 4, 2012

    Otamendi is a small player for his position…not that it matters given that Ricardo Carvalho, Puyol, Roberto Ayala and Gabriel Milito (before he joined Barça) were – still are in Puyi’s and Carvalho’s cases – forces to be reckoned with.

    Otamendi is together with Luisão from Benfica one of the best defenders in the Portuguese league.

  • comment avatar jonas August 13, 2012

    in my PSG save he scored like 4 times a hattrick, he is amazing at the winterstop he was even the topscorer with 15 goals. of course only headers. that’s kind of special for a central defender

  • comment avatar Commiebear October 9, 2012

    Absolutely brilliant CD. Got him on cover duty with Vermaelen as stopper and this’s been one of the best pairings in the Prem. Scores goals off the corners too! You will struggle to find anyone as good for that price!

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