FM 2013 player profile – Lars Bender

FM 2013 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

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Lars Bender

Age: 23

Position: DMC/MC

Club: Leverkusen

Nationality: Germany

Value: £11.25 million

Price tag: £28 million (in patch 13.3)

Lars Bender profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

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Lars Bender scouting report from Lawlor of Man Utd

Lars Bender profile aged 30 in the year 2019

Lars Bender career history until 2019

This FM 2013 player profile of Lars Bender demonstrates the German’s true qualities. As shown, Bender can break up play superbly with his tackling, marking and anticipation before possessing the calm of mind to pick out the right pass. A true master of the middle and one that any side would be blessed to sign. £28 million is a lot, but Bender is one of a kind.

Best buy rating: 8/10

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  • comment avatar Jack November 3, 2012

    What about Sven Bender? He seems to get good in my games!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 3, 2012

      He is very similar to Lars but didn’t develop quite as well so I decided to profile Lars instead.

  • comment avatar yankeejoshy November 4, 2012

    amazing player, fantastic mental defending stats…though i had wished he had greater physical stats. he’s perfect for the united team imo

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 4, 2012

      I think that is just about his only weak link, with better physical attributes he’d be unstoppable, great player all the same.

  • comment avatar Regan89 January 8, 2013

    hi darren im in need of a ball winning midfielder but i cant decide between lars or yann m’vila? in your opinion whos better?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 8, 2013

      Well seen as Lars has the better attributes for that role I’d go with him.

  • comment avatar Regan89 January 8, 2013

    ok cheers mate

  • comment avatar dpk04 January 22, 2013

    too bad scouts give him only 3.5 stars he is worth 4.5 stars.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 22, 2013

      Yeah it all goes on the players already in your squad and the teams general ability, those stars don’t represent his ability but him in comparison to the players already at the club.

  • comment avatar Newbie February 5, 2013

    Is there any more great DM similar to Lars? Or CM with a more defensive sense?

    Just found too many good AMC and offensive CM but not many defensive midfielders…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2013

      Why don’t you just search for a filtered search with similar attributes to Lars? Or if its someone younger you want try Crisetig.

  • comment avatar BOB April 4, 2013

    hi, i’m looking for a holding midfielder who would you recomend Bender, vidal or is there any other great holder out there? (money is not an object)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 4, 2013

      I’d say Vidal, though Sandro of Tottenham would be a younger option.

  • comment avatar Erik April 10, 2013

    Transfer listed @14 sep 2012 and got him for 14.25 mil :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 10, 2013

      That was lucky, bargain at that price.

  • comment avatar ozzy April 21, 2013

    btw I suppose the photo belongs to sven bender :)

    • comment avatar ozzy April 21, 2013

      oh I forgot. he is an extraordinary player as anchor man, his twin brother, sven is a good one too especially while tackling, but lars is just a bit more better in means of attack or passing.
      I think it is because leverkusen staff trusts lars in playmaking duties and encourages him to join attacks, more then dortmund staff do to sven.

      • comment avatar Darren Smith April 21, 2013

        You are right, I’ve sorted that thanks. As for the brothers, I was actually deciding between them for who to profile and it was Lars versatility in comparison to Sven that pipped it for me.

  • comment avatar Frederik Broendum April 23, 2013

    he always gets on sale 1st window in my saves. 17 mil. is so cheap for such a great midfielder! ;)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 23, 2013

      Certainly is a good price, he’s solid thats for sure.

  • comment avatar dpk04 June 23, 2013

    Ok i’m stuck btw sandro and lars for my real madrid. Which one should i go for?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 23, 2013

      Well Sandro is so good covering because of his physical ability, he’s a real beast. Whereas Lars is better in terms of his mental ability to read the game and be tactically brilliant. So Lars is a thinker that can tackle and break up play, whereas Sandro is more likely to hunt down the opposition through power…I personally prefer Sandro, I think his physicality gives him the edge.

  • comment avatar Jack July 25, 2013

    This is Bender on my Southampton save. Absolute animal:

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 25, 2013

      He is an absolute beast in your game.

  • comment avatar Jack July 25, 2013

    I fear playing Liverpool with this guy sat in front of their back four. In fact, they may as well not have a back four with this lad in the side!

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