FM 2014 Player Profile – Rafael Guarderas
written by Darren Smith
Role: deep lying playmaker / defensive midfielder / regista / anchor man / ball winning midfielder / half back
Price tag: £250K (in patch 14.3)
CA: 92 / PA: 162
Rafael Guarderas profile in 2013 (after starting new game, patch 14.3)
Rafael Guarderas profile aged 26 in the year 2020
Rafael Guarderas career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Rafael Guarderas shows an insanely cheap defensive midfielder with brilliant physicality and the ability to play at the top. In my test save Rafael gained great fitness, speed and balance, meaning he can run after the ball all day long. These attributes further enhance his good tackling and marking to birth a brilliant midfielder with the ability to break up play. Not only that, he also has a wicked long shot and brilliant passing ability with reasonable all round technique, once Guaderas has won possession he should rarely give it away. The key concern for me though is that bravery, this could stop him going into those 50/50 challenges that a Roy Keane moulded player would thrive for. Also I believe this kid will fail any application for a work permit if you manage in England, you’d need him to move somewhere else first.
Still, for just £250K as a good side outside of England he’s an absolute no brainer.