FM 2014 Player Profile – Eder Alvarez Balanta

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written by Darren Smith



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Eder Alvarez Balanta

Age: 20

Position: DC/DL

Role: central defender / limited defender / ball playing defender

Club: River Plate

Nationality: Colombian

Value: £3.4 million

Price tag: £9 million (in patch 14.3)

CA: 141 / PA: -10 (between 170-200)

Eder Alvarez Balanta profile in 2013 (after starting new game, 14.3)

FM 2014 Eder Alvarez Balanta initial profile

Eder Alvarez Balanta profile aged 27 in the year 2020

FM 2014 Eder Alvarez Balanta 2020 profile

Eder Alvarez Balanta career history until 2020

FM 2014 Eder Alvarez Balanta history

This FM 2014 Player Profile of Eder Alvarez Balanta shows the best cheap central defender, hands down. The word beast doesn’t even begin to describe this kid. During our test save Balanta developed 20 for tackling, marking, positioning, anticipation and even 18 in areas like strength and decisions. This FM14 wonderkid is very quick, works like a dog and has the attributes of a regen on steroids.

Balanta’s price can vary from save to save, sometimes as much as £14 million is required, then again I have seen £6 million accepted.

Eder Alvarez Balanta Age: 20 Position: DC/DL Role: central defender / limited defender / ball playing defender Club: River Plate Nationality: Colombian Value: £3.4 million Price tag: £9 million (in patch 14.3) CA: 141 / PA: -10 (between 170-200) Eder Alvarez Balanta profile in 2013 (after starting new game, 14.3) Eder Alvarez Balanta profile aged 27 in the year 2020 Eder Alvarez Balanta career history until 2020 This FM 2014 Player Profile of Eder Alvarez Balanta shows the best cheap central defender, hands down. The word beast doesn't even begin to describe this kid. During our test save Balanta developed 20 for tackling, marking, positioning, anticipation and even 18 in areas like strength and decisions. This FM14 wonderkid is very quick, works like a dog and has the attributes of a regen on steroids. Balanta's price can vary from save to save, sometimes as much as £14 million is required, then again I have seen £6 million accepted.

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jackfmstories
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You said in one of the comments that he was great, and I’m not disappointed! Around £5million is a great price as well, he’s like the centre back equivalent of Fierro!

Well done on predicting him to be a wonderkid as well :)

dillon88
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a fantastic signing for the price, develops to be 1 of the best defenders in the game. these scout reports have been fantastic, signed at least 6-7 of the players profiled on this site, all with plenty of potential to develop into world class players. keep up the good work :D

Miles 'Uni' Smith
Guest

I have but 1 word for this guy at that price: “Wow!”

sachithyoda
Guest

Wow! just wow! he is like Papadopoulos but with better mental stats. Easily one of the best defenders in the game

Gaurav Chaddah
Guest

He is f****** amazing, absolute tank, taking the premier league by storm for me :)

Alexonian
Guest

I wondered when this beast would be a profile here, I bought him directly and he went into my starting eleven at….Barcelona, and boy is he good.

Darkstorm
Guest

Pair him with Doria and you will have VERY cheap unbeatable panzer duos in your team.

John
Guest

I just signed him for Sunderland, hopefully bé good. Are you using 4 5 1? What shouts do you use coz I’m struggling with them

LmFaO
Guest

@Darren Will you check out Gedion Zelalem and Dan Crowley from Arsenal?!

John
Guest

What role do you use him in?

Lars
Guest

Can’t get him with Tottenham, paying £5.5 million in cool cash, I’ve tried the new loaning back option and even procentages of a sale, but they want at least £11 million and it is only me who have interest in him so no other buyers to compete with.
What am I doing wrong ?

kryptzlol
Guest

I got him but he started with 8 determination and can’t seem to be able to increase it no matter who I tutor him with. :(

Gary Prescott
Guest

I missed out on this kid, he went to Valencia instead but he will remain on my shortlist. Any chance you could check out Bruno Pepe. Acted on instinct from my Chief Scout and signed him from Fiorentina. Only 15 but his potential was 5 Stars

Avery (@Avery78)
Guest

Playing as Man U in one save I have Him out on the left then / Doria / Phil Jones / Rafael. Just wanted to say he works well out the left too and is like a tank stopping pacey opposition wingers :)

skost
Guest

Everyone needs to check out Hendrik Rost. Will be one of the best players in the game and is only 14 in 2013!!

Martin
Guest

I have managed to sign this guy AND Doria, for…. Wolves! From a new game 10 million for each spread over 48 months. I doubt I am going to concede all the way to the prem

socrates81
Guest

Holy moley, what a beast. I’d heard Tim Vickery rave bout him on World Football Phone-in, but couldn’t imagine he’d be this good. Looks unbeatable.

Balraj
Guest

I couldnt get him for 5mil had to fork out 9 but some was over 48 moths that might be why but great signing anyway !

Wilson
Guest

Balanta and Phil Jones in central defence, I’d like to see any strikers try and get through these two monsters. And why stop there, I should buy Papadoupolos and Zouma as well to make it the ultimate central defence in the world.

Gary Prescott
Guest

Managed to sign him after he went to Valencia for a season. They got him for 7 million, I had to fork out 27 million. Yikes

Karl
Guest

Spawned with 20 determination in my save, easily the best cheap player I’ve ever seen.

calvin
Guest

i cant find him in fm, how do u guys find him

Toby
Guest
After 2 seasons I signed this guy for £5mil from Porto and Marquinhos from PSG for £7mil, they were both transfer listed and I have to say that they have both come on a lot since. Marquinhos is slightly better stats wise but Balanta has averaged 8.06 over the last 3 years and also came second in world player of the year, which was interesting as only 3 or 4 defenders make the shortlist each year. He seems to be very good at breaking up play plus I don’t think he has made a single mistake that has lead to… Read more »
crazyninja86
Guest

how is it you lot are getting him for 6mil at the beginning yet they want over 12mil from me?

Daniel Meijer
Guest

If I can get a screenshot of Zelalem in 2020 or so would you want it?

Johnny Karp
Admin

We will have a profile of Zelalem shortly.

Tim Supramaniam
Guest

His PA and CA are out in the editor! (and they are CRAYZEEEEEE)

Jack
Guest

don’t know if you’ve looked at these guys, but heres a few ive seen and look like they have some potential :

Tomás Martinez – River U20’s
Thiago Casasola – Boca
Mateo Kovacic – Inter
Leandro Paredas – Boca
Ricardo Rodriguez – Wolfsburg
Timo Werner – Stuttgart
Ravel Morrisson – West Ham
Mandela Egbo – Crystal Palace U18’s
Ryan Ledson – Everton U18’s
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal U18’s
Massimo Bruno – Anderlecht

Alexonian
Guest

the fact that he actually is -10 potential is insane, is their any others this year with -10?

Brucey
Guest

Marquinhos is too, but he is unbuyable now he has just joined PSG.

Alexey Petrushchenkov
Guest
Alexey Petrushchenkov

I dunno what’s wrong with this guy, but he scores in every game =)

LucaC123
Guest

How are people buying him for teams like Newcastle/Wolves!? He doesn’t want to come to AC Milan in the 1st season

Dan Scutt
Guest

I’ve just signed this guy for Man United in Jan first season, I’m glad I have now. He’ll replace Vidic in second season, a lot cheaper than Dede and looks a lot better to

LucaC123
Guest

No it was because when I was negotiating River Plate put in a “loan back” option and it was that, that was making him not want to come. All sorted now and he’s a beast! I’m building a Dynasty with my AC Milan team based around Balanta, De Sciglio, El Shaarawy and Balotelli. Going to try and bring in Quintero and Courtois to add to it

Gary Prescott
Guest

Here’s my Man City squad going into my 3rd season.
GK. Hart, Jeferson
DF. Shaw, Kompany, BALANTA, De Sciglio, Zabaleta, Clichy
MF. Xavi, Pogba, Fabregas, Silva, Quintero, El Shaarawy, Bernard, Neilton, Bale, Toure
ST. Aguero, Rooney, Jese, Messi

Balanta has just finished season 2 with the golden boot in the Champions cup and the premier league.
He is an absolute tank

Donat
Guest

On my save, he is injured for 5-7 weeks will that affect his development?
Between, I was about to sign him for 7 million (5 mil over 48 months) but he failed his medical so i have to wait for 1 month :( I manage newcastle. can you e-mail the list of injuries he’s had on your save? and also tips to reduce the injury risks? thanks
donatkap14@gmail.com

Daniel
Guest

Annnnd to top it all off Balanta’s team want’s 28 million for him and won’t take a dime less. I don’t understand what is going on. I’ve never had so many problems trying to sign players in any other FM game. I can’t land ANY young player I’ve targeted, Cerri, Pugilese (spelling on that one) and now Balanta. They all are demanding ridiculous prices for these players and I really don’t understand why everybody else that plays FM can get them for 400k, 800k, and 7 million respectively. Im playing with Southampton.

Donat
Guest

Hey please please please do Maximillian Meyer plays for Shalke 04 in case I spelled wrong, He looks like the next OZIL!!! I want to compare him with Adnan Januzaj!

CJ
Guest

Got him for 2.6m at the start of third season, once he signed his potential was 4stars when before it was 3 stars. Very happy with that bit of business!

Kav (@KavMacc10)
Guest

Outstanding player. Him and Sakho ripped sh*t up in the Premier League for me in 2013/14 in my Liverpool save. Balanta’s average rating was 7.24 and Sakho’s was 7.53. Both start over Agger!

Kav (@KavMacc10)
Guest

And I may add he scored more goals in less games than Luis Suarez :/

niall
Guest

why, on my save, is this guy so drastically different in athleticism?? this natural fitness on my save is just 3 and he isnt even allowed a work permit! how can everyones be different to mine??

Donat
Guest

what do you recommend for his training? should i just leave it as Center Back?

FM
Guest

What about Niklas Sule from Hoffenheim II

Helio
Guest

Im now in 2019 balanta just scored 11 goals in 29 games playing as a central back. WHAT A BEAST.

worth 19.5M
Sell price. 50M

footballgamerholic
Guest

Grab this guys for only 3 millions pounds for my Red Star team. Definitely a beast!

Tim Supramaniam
Guest

I got him for free in the demo!! I just “suggested” a free transfer to River Plate, and for some crazy reason, they accepted!?!? I bit their hand off for that offer (Although I did pay 1.5m GBP to the Agent). Perhaps it was just because it was the demo, because I also managed to get Fernando from Porto for 2.6m

RadicalEd
Guest

I’ve bought him for my 4th freiburg season, he was very expansive. 15 million. But i think with him and ginter I may have the best Central defense in the game right now. Because Ginter is actually insane as well, with him as BPD and Balanta as CD Stopper the opposition won’t have a good time.

RadicalEd
Guest

Also your missing out on great wonderkids by not loading the german databse. (Sule Barndt Hojbjerg)

vaggii
Guest

I have him on my team in DC left side, and want to pair with him either Marquinhos or Doria on the right side..
Between them too who you think suits him more?

Brucey
Guest

Marquinhos is harder to buy and not as strong, but he has a better PA and is better on the ball than Doria. I would go for him.

Arakai
Guest

Bought Balanta the second summer window with Wolfsburg (as I joined my friends online game mid season). I had to pay around €11M, but during the 5th season he’s currently the highest rated CB in the entire game at age 24! My friends play as Bayern Münich and Dortmund, Bayern having signed Doría, and Balanta is still the only CB who rates 5 stars for them in-game.

17 Acceleration, 16 Pace, 18 Strength, 20 Marking, 18 Tackling are just some of his super stats and he’s constantly showing remarkable improvements according to my assistant!

LaupieAMG
Guest

He lacks decision when you just buy him. He has caused a lot of goals for me at Barcelona by not timing correctly and thus jumping and missing the ball, which in the case of a cb would probably be disastrous.

Other than that, he is an absolute beast and I’m looking forward to him aging and improving his decision making.

William Taylor
Guest

He is the best defender I have ever seen. He gets sent of a lot for me but it’s usually 2 yellow’s and probably my fault for not easing his tackles. Btw, you lads do a top job on here, wouldn’t have got my honours without your awesome help. This stuff usually takes about a season yourself to just accumulate half over a season, never mind the amount you have up here. top stuff

johnny
Guest

got him for free in the summer before the 2016-17 season (his contract ran out)…didn’t even know he was a well-known wonderkid until recently! Halfway through the season and he’s my top scorer…he’s had two hat-tricks so far…he just won’t stop scoring from set pieces!

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