|Date of Birth||12 February, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|National Team||Argentina (5 caps)|
A star in his very first season with the senior side, Otamendi repaid his manager Ricardo Gareca's faith in him by leading Velez to the Clausura title, being named to a number of best XI lists for 2008, and getting a call up to the Agentina national team. Widely hailed as the next Roberto Ayala for his lack of height, blistering pace and ferocious tackling style, it is only a matter of time before Otamendi moves on to a large European club as Real Madrid, Manchester United and others have already come calling.
 Football Manager 2010
Tapped as a -10 potential player for the game's release Otamendi looks to be an obvious must-buy candidate and can be had from the start of the game for between £2-3 million.