FM 2013 Player Profile – Rodrigo

FM 2013 Strikers

written by Jonathan Carver



Rodrigo

Age: 21

Position: STC/AML

Club: Benfica (SLB)

Nationality: Spanish

Value: £6.5 million

Price tag: £14 million (in version 13.3)

Rodrigo’s profile in 2012 (after starting new game, in version 13.3)

Rodrigo’s scouting report from Rowley from Arsenal

Rodrigo’s profile aged 27 in 2018

Rodrigo’s career history until 2018


Rodrigo is a superb striker. He tore defenses up in the Portuguese league so much so that Inter felt it necessary to pay £45 million him and he hasn’t disappointed. The step up in class didn’t seem to faze him as he scored 28 goals in 52 games which is lethal in one of Europe’s top divisions. He also has scored 15 goals in 30 appearances for a star studded Spain side. A simply top class player and you can get him for a decent fee, considering his talent, at the start of the game!!

Best buy rating: 10/10

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Bayern Munchen
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My god! An absolute beast!! Just can’t wait until I can release him against the oppositions defense. Must be one of the best young strikers in the game?!

Bayern Munchen
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What do you think of David Alaba of Bayern Munich? Will he be worthy of a profile? He was amazing last year, so I expect nothing less from SI..

Alexander Tommos
Guest

oh god, he was good in 12 but now he seems to be incredible.

darock
Guest

Wow, they pumped his stats a lot :D

FRodri
Guest

Wow, he turns a complete monster.

Could you check on Iturbe, Atsu and James from FCP?

FRodri
Guest

i’ve mistaking my e-mail lool

Fábio Morgado
Guest

A truly fit profile for this raw diamond waiting to be polished! Im proud to see a Benfica player profiled and especially with so much consideration! What about other players from SLB?Anyone else who deserves a place among the 2013 wonderkids?

Rui Fontes
Guest

Already played with Benfica in fm13 beta version and seems that Eduardo Salvio and Nico Gaitan will be top players

A.buwe
Guest

Is rodrigo efffective at deep lying forward (attack) as a back up for messi

franjaneca
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I have an even better screenshot of Rodrigo, with him having much better attributes, including a wonderful 20 in dribbling.

KW13
Guest

POACHER = RODRIGO = GOALS

9 Goals in 1 game = LEGEND

nuff said…

Roberto Carlos
Guest

Just bought him for 18 million in my second season with Napoli, but i’m struggling to find the most successful roles to play both Rodrigo and Cavani in. Any idea what my best option would be?

Darren Smith
Admin

They are both very similar players that suit poacher like roles, but we can’t answer that without knowing the tactic etc, you must always select roles to suit the style and tactic, not one individual player.

Roberto Carlos
Guest

Yeah fair point. I have my tactic set that I don’t feel needs changed I play a 32212 formation (3cb, 2wb, 2cm, 1cam, 2st). I’ve found the left striker tends to do better when set as an advanced forward, which is the role i’ve played Cavani in from the start. I’m not entirely sure whether the partnership will work, but i’ll give them a chance and i’ll let you know how they get on.

Illyas
Guest

Hi got a quick question for you guys. Do player valuations differ for club to club? In the screenshots above you could get him for £8 million but in my Liverpool save (13.3 patch) Benfica wanted £17 milliin for him at the start of the season. I manage to negotiate the price down to £14 million but it was nowhere near the price as shown above. Is there a reason why?

Darren Smith
Admin

Shouldn’t make a difference, especially seen as I bid with United who you’d expect to be held at ransom. The negotiation on this one is a little strange though, I just tried it again…offering his value, £6.5 million. Benfica negotiated to £19 million, then I offered £8 million and they accepted. Chances are you may have jumped straight to 14m when it wasn’t needed.

Darren Smith
Admin

Then again, I did just start a new save with Arsenal out of interest and what you experienced proved correct, so I have adjusted the profile to suit the higher asking price, thanks for bringing this too our attention.

Illyas
Guest

Yeah no worries. Anyway £14 million for him is still an incredible bargain. He’s a ruthless goal machine!

CrazyNinja
Guest

how are you getting him for 14mil? they always want more of me and i dnt offer 14mil straight away

Darren Smith
Admin

Are you bidding within the first month of a very new save?

CrazyNinja
Guest

on the very first day lol

Darren Smith
Admin

Not sure what you’re doing wrong then but I’ve always paid 14 or under…do you have Portugal loaded in the database?

CrazyNinja
Guest

if you mean a playable league then no

Darren Smith
Admin

I do, not sure then. I always offer his value, they then negotiate to around the 20 mill mark then I barter them down to 14m.

CrazyNinja
Guest

they always ask for 29 mil from me and i can get them down to 20 mil but thats all my budget gone, if i offer his value they just reject my offer. in the end i went for some one else

armohawk
Guest

I’m about to start my 4th season in multiplayer with Betis and I have Abel Hernandez as the lone striker. Would Rodrigo work well as an AML? He’s available and so is Luis Suarez (although both very expensive).

Darren Smith
Admin

I used him there with Newcastle, he was very good, not exactly prolific but still better than most…though he suits ST poacher better from what I’ve seen. Having said all that, if you only need an AML and he’s available, get him.

Majestik
Guest

What is rodrigo’s asking price for start of first season?

Darren Smith
Admin

Errr, doesn’t it say in the profile?

Francesco
Guest

Is he better than fierro?? if he’s not better than fierro, could he play as a winger, or is better someone else???
And who is the best deep lying playmaker (i was thinkin to verratti, pogba or crisetig…)???

Darren Smith
Admin

It depends where you are in game, if its the first three seasons then yes he is, but potentially Fierro will overtake him. Yes he can play on the left wing as an inside forward. All the players mentioned are good for deep lying playmaker, maybe go for Verratti.

Francesco
Guest

i forgot one of the best deep lying playmaker, Lucas romero… so among this 4 player who’s the best???

Darren Smith
Admin

Answer as above, again depends how they have progressed in game.

Francesco
Guest

i know, but i meant potentially… before i start (all) my games i plan my team, my staff, my tactic, etc etc… i do that since fm 09.
So the best deep lying playmaker is verratti or lucas romero??
Thanks in advance :)

Darren Smith
Admin

I think Veratti but it also depends on your tactic. If the deep lying playmaker is purely for creative and link up reasons then the Italian for sure. But if he also needs to defend and make a tackle then Romero may be best in the long run.

Francesco
Guest

thank you :D

Konrad Exposito
Guest

Would he work as AMR as IF attack?

Darren Smith
Admin

I wouldn’t recommend it, I would recommend sticking with the position he is accomplished in, AML inside forward.

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