This shortlist is a part of the susie world scouting tour where we embark on a journey to find the best and cheapest Football Manager players from the top nations in the game. For each nation we're picking out the best players, the wonderkids, the bargains and the free transfers.

This shortlist contains a selection of the best players from France who can be still be bought on a tight budget. They may not necessarily be the greatest players in the world, but they're good and can be bought for cheap.

This fm shortlist can be easily downloaded using the big download on the right, ready for easy import into your existing Football Manager Career.
Name Age Position Wage Value Cost Expires Rating Potential
Blaise Matuidi 33 DM, M (LC) £47k £2m £300m 29-06-2014
Mathieu Valbuena 35 M (RL), AM (RLC) £58k £420k £462k 29-06-2016
Florian Lejeune 29 D (C) £4k £15m £11m 29-06-2015
Yann M'Vila 30 DM, M (C) £63k £3m £11m 29-06-2017
Adrien Trébel 29 DM, M (RC) £2k £3m £3m 29-06-2014
Sèbastien De Maio 33 D (C) £11k £1m £975k 29-06-2017
Jimmy Briand 34 AM (R), ST (C) £32k £416k £437k 29-06-2014
Anthony Knockaert 28 M (R), AM (RC) £14k £10m £18m 29-06-2016
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 31 D (C) £40k £0 £0 29-06-2018
Guillaume Hoarau 36 ST (C) £49k £80k £175k 29-06-2014
Benoît Poulain 33 D (C) £2k £219k £300m 29-06-2014
Jérémy Taravel 33 D (C) £3k £217k £191k 29-06-2018
Jérémy Sorbon 36 D (C) £9k £20k £14k 29-06-2015
Frédéric Duplus 30 D (RLC), WB (R) £2k £741k £533k 29-06-2016
Mathieu Baudry 32 D (C) £2k £67k £300m 29-06-2016
Hérold Goulon 32 D (C), DM, M (C) £1k £51k £300m 29-06-2015
Granddi N'Goyi 32 DM, M (C) £5k £0 £0 29-06-2017
Steed Malbranque 40 M (C) £25k £4k £10k 29-06-2014
Franck Berrier 29 AM RC £3k £3m £2m 29-06-2015
Patrice Evra 32 D/WB L £90k £3m £8m 29-06-2014
Yann Kermorgant 31 AM/F C £6k £493k £249k 29-06-2016
Sylvain Armand 32 D LC £11k £305k £429k 29-06-2015
William Gallas 35 D C £9k £104k £57k 30-05-2014
Zoumana Camara 34 D C £27k £319k £434k 29-06-2014
Jérémy Berthod 29 D/WB L £1k £363k £185k 31-12-2014
David Trezeguet 35 ST £15k £350k £560k 29-06-2015
Sébastien Puygrenier 31 D C £4k £386k £197k 29-06-2015
Jonathan Zebina 34 D C £11k £284k £406k 29-06-2014
Eric Abidal 33 D LC £20k £385k £546k 29-06-2014
Benoît Cheyrou 32 DM £34k £375k £342k 29-06-2014
Grégory Lorenzi 29 D LC £3k £2m £1m 29-06-2015
Jérémy Toulalan 29 DM £68k £4m £10m 29-06-2015
Rio Mavuba 29 DM £35k £4m £7m 29-06-2015
Thierry Henry 35 AM L, ST £54k £388k £599k 31-12-2014
Alexandre Barthe 27 D C £2k £972k £1m 29-06-2015
Nicolas Anelka 34 AM/F C £51k £403k £637k 29-06-2014
Laurent Bonnart 33 D/WB RL £9k £269k £144k 29-06-2015
Anthony Réveillère 33 D/WB R £10k £162k £225k 29-06-2014
Florent Balmont 33 DM £19k £522k £782k 29-06-2015
Sébastien Squillaci 32 D C £12k £272k £149k 29-06-2014
Sylvain Distin 35 D C £45k £511k £770k 29-06-2015
Philippe Mexès 31 SW, D C £114k £3m £4m 29-06-2015

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