|Name Manu Balda|
Height 1.77 m
|Full name Fabert Manuel Balda Rodriguez|
Date of birth (1992-02-21) 21 February 1992 (age 23)
Current team CF Badalona (#7 / Forward)
Place of birth Portoviejo, Ecuador
Fabert Manuel 'Manu' Balda Rodríguez (born 21 February 1992) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for C.D. El Nacional as a winger.
Born in Portoviejo, Balda moved to Barcelona in 2001, aged nine, and started his career at CE L'Hospitalet's youth setup. He finished his formation with UDA Gramenet, and made his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2010–11 campaign; he also appeared with the main squad, being relegated from Segunda División B.
On 30 January 2013 Balda moved to AE Prat, also in the third level. He suffered another relegation in 2013–14, being mostly used as a backup.
On 17 July 2014 Balda signed for fellow league team CF Badalona, and featured regularly for the club during his spell. On 19 January of the following year he rescinded his link and moved to Superleague Greece side Panthrakikos F.C..
Balda played his first match as a professional on 24 January 2015, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win against Levadiakos F.C..