Have you taken on a difficult save in Football Manager 2016 at a club with no money to spend? If so, you're going to need to find some cheap free players to buy. We have lists of both the best free agents in FM2016 as well as the free players with the highest potential in FM16. Every player on this page is uncontracted and not at a club in FM 16, so you can buy them for completely free.

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These are the best free players in Football Manager 2016 as rated by their current ability. If you're looking for young players with potential that you can still buy on a free, you'll want our list of Best Young Players on a free transfer below.

Name Age Position Wage Value Cost Expires Rating Potential
Ronaldinho Gaúcho 34 AM RLC £0 £0
Cléo 29 ST £0 £0
Anthony Réveillère 35 D/WB RL £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 30 ST £0 £0
Cristian Ledesma 32 DM £0 £0
Júlio Baptista 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Vladimir Disljenkovic 33 GK £0 £0
Andrey Arshavin 33 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Aranha 34 GK £0 £0
Ilsinho 29 D/WB R, M RC £0 £0
Jermaine Jones 33 DM £0 £0
Nikolce Noveski 35 D C £0 £0
Chinedu Obasi 28 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Patrick Ochs 30 D/WB/AM R £0 £0
Henok Goitom 30 ST £0 £0
Josué 35 DM £0 £0
Léo Lima 32 DM, AM RLC £0 £0
Dagoberto 31 AM L, ST £0 £0
Marat Izmailov 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Antônio Carlos 31 SW, D C £0 £0
Leonardo 32 ST £0 £0
Fininho 31 D/WB L, DM, AM LC £0 £0
João Paulo 28 D/WB L £0 £0
Carlos Valdés 29 D C £0 £0
René Rosero 30 M RC £0 £0
Fabián Vargas 34 DM £0 £0
Edu 33 AM L, ST £0 £0
Juan Valera 29 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Flávio Ferreira 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Heinz Müller 36 GK £0 £0
Keirrison 26 ST £0 £0
John Mensah 32 D C £0 £0
Borges 34 ST £0 £0
Rosinei 31 M RC £0 £0
Mark Bresciano 34 AM RLC £0 £0
Timo Hildebrand 35 GK £0 £0
Mané 32 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Giuseppe Biava 38 SW, D C £0 £0
David Quiroz 32 AM C £0 £0
Lucas Fonseca 29 D C £0 £0
Iván Bolado 25 ST £0 £0
Eric Bicfalvi 26 AM/F C £0 £0
Tommy Oar 23 AM RL £0 £0
David Manga 25 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Richard Dunne 35 D C £0 £0
Fabrício 32 DM £0 £0
Ciel 32 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Óscar Razo 30 D/WB L £0 £0
Andriy Berezovchuk 33 D C £0 £0
Kwame Quansah 32 DM £0 £0
Daniele Conti 35 DM £0 £0
Milivoje Novakovic 35 ST £0 £0
José Valencia 23 AM R, ST £0 £0
Dinei 31 ST £0 £0
Felipe Seymour 27 DM, M RC £0 £0
Christian Pander 31 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Demy de Zeeuw 31 DM £0 £0
Giorgos Samaras 29 AM L, ST £0 £0
Amauri 34 ST £0 £0
Alejandro Capurro 34 DM £0 £0
Fernando 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Lincoln 35 AM C £0 £0
Manu Lanzarote 30 AM RL £0 £0
Martinez 34 DM £0 £0
Nikola Drincic 30 DM £0 £0
Nemanja Tomic 26 AM RLC £0 £0
Edison Méndez 35 AM C £0 £0
Alejandro Martinuccio 27 AM/F C £0 £0
Emmanuel Eboué 31 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Tiberio Guarente 29 DM £0 £0
Jóbson 26 ST £0 £0
Jerónimo Barrales 27 ST £0 £0
Mohamed Farouk 25 AM RC £0 £0
Vicente 31 D/WB L £0 £0
Hans Martínez 27 SW, D C, DM £0 £0
Cédric Mongongu 25 D C £0 £0
Marcelinho 27 AM RL £0 £0
Wellington 27 ST £0 £0
Perry Kitchen 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Ronaldo 23 ST £0 £0
Ronny 23 AM RC £0 £0
Diogo Mateus 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Vladimir Gadzhev 27 DM £0 £0
Stefan Babovic 27 DM, AM RC £0 £0
Mike Temwanjera 32 ST £0 £0
Khalid Boulahrouz 32 D RC £0 £0
Joris Mathijsen 34 D C £0 £0
George McCartney 34 D LC £0 £0
Sergio Escudero 31 D LC, M L £0 £0
Roland Linz 33 ST £0 £0
Timothée Atouba 33 D/WB L £0 £0
Duwayne Kerr 27 GK £0 £0
Álvaro Arroyo 26 D/WB R, DM, M RC £0 £0
Ahmed Hegazi 23 D C £0 £0
Nicolás Bruna 24 DM £0 £0
Melvin Valladares 30 AM/F C £0 £0
Ferreira 30 D C £0 £0
Javi Matilla 26 M C £0 £0
Guilherme 24 D/WB L £0 £0
Carlão 28 ST £0 £0
Carlos Lizarazo 23 AM LC £0 £0
Galatto 31 GK £0 £0
Sidi Keita 30 DM £0 £0
Luís Carlos 27 GK £0 £0
Kalilou Traoré 27 AM RC £0 £0
Cristian Gaitán 24 D/WB R, M RLC £0 £0
Eduardo Ledesma 29 DM, M RC £0 £0
Hichani Himoonde 28 D C £0 £0
Idrissa Coulibaly 27 D RC, DM £0 £0
Jerome Thomas 31 AM RL £0 £0
Renán Calle 38 D C £0 £0
Robi Merino 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Juan Eluchans 34 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Antonio Longás 30 DM £0 £0
Siaka Tiéné 32 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Júnior César 32 D/WB L £0 £0
Marcinho 30 AM/F C £0 £0
Claudio Maldonado 34 D C, DM £0 £0
Andranik Teymourian 31 DM £0 £0
Alberto Zapater 29 DM £0 £0
Ismail Abdul-Lateef 28 ST £0 £0
Rafa Jordà 30 ST £0 £0
Martin Lanig 30 DM, AM C £0 £0
Manuel Friedrich 35 D C £0 £0
Jeffrey Sarpong 26 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Dwight Tiendalli 29 D/WB RL £0 £0
René Lima 29 DM £0 £0
Xavier Intriago 33 AM L £0 £0
Leonel Olímpio 32 DM £0 £0
Carlos Preciado 29 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Leandro Bonfim 30 AM C £0 £0
Javier Arizmendi 30 AM R, ST £0 £0
Júlio César 34 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Fousseni Diawara 34 D RC £0 £0
Benoît Angbwa 32 D R £0 £0
Jhon Pérez 26 AM RLC £0 £0
Bani Lozano 32 D/WB L, AM LC £0 £0
Pablo Pintos 27 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Ricardo Jesus 29 ST £0 £0
Jáider Romero 33 D/WB R £0 £0
André Luís 28 ST £0 £0
Steven Mouyokolo 28 D C £0 £0
Ayrton 29 D/WB R £0 £0
Bronzatti 28 D C £0 £0
Diego Oliveira 24 AM/F C £0 £0
Jossimar Mosquera 32 SW, D C £0 £0
Nelson Ibargüen 30 ST £0 £0
Nery Bareiro 26 D C £0 £0
Ricardo Jiménez 30 D C £0 £0
Carlos Ochoa 36 ST £0 £0
John Utaka 32 AM L, ST £0 £0
Guillermo Marino 33 AM RLC £0 £0
Juan Pablo Avendaño 32 SW, D C £0 £0
Leandro Benítez 33 M LC £0 £0
Eduardo Casais 29 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Ivan Ivanov 26 D C £0 £0
Saša Stamenković 29 GK £0 £0
Souleymane Diawara 35 D C £0 £0
Marcos Aurélio 30 AM R, ST £0 £0
Rômulo 27 DM £0 £0
Nigel Reo-Coker 30 D R, DM £0 £0
Bruno Mineiro 31 ST £0 £0
Gerardo Bedoya 39 WB L, DM, M LC £0 £0
Pablo Melo 32 D C £0 £0
Joe Bizera 34 D C £0 £0
Branko Boskovic 35 AM LC £0 £0
Elkin Calle 34 D/WB R £0 £0
Carlos Álvarez 33 AM R, ST £0 £0
Ivan 33 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Olberdam 29 DM £0 £0
Deola 31 GK £0 £0
Benoît Lesoimier 32 AM RL £0 £0
Søren Christensen 28 AM C £0 £0
Sebastián Peratta 38 GK £0 £0
Éder Bonfim 34 D R £0 £0
Nicolás Cabrera 30 WB/AM R £0 £0
Maarten Martens 30 AM LC £0 £0
Mate Ghvinianidze 28 D RC £0 £0
Oumar Kalabané 33 D RC £0 £0
Fabián Estoyanoff 32 AM R, ST £0 £0
Andrés Scotti 39 D C £0 £0
Michal Hubnik 31 ST £0 £0
Dmytro Trukhin 32 AM LC £0 £0
Marco Antonio Palacios 33 D C £0 £0
Achraf Khalfaoui 34 DM £0 £0
Júlio César 31 WB L, AM LC £0 £0
John Galliquio 35 D RC £0 £0
Ariel Ibagaza 38 AM C £0 £0
Ramón 31 DM, AM/F C £0 £0
Michael 32 AM/F C £0 £0
Xabi Castillo 28 D/WB L £0 £0
Cristian Dănălache 32 ST £0 £0
Tomislav Pajovic 28 D C £0 £0
Ivan Petrovic 34 M C £0 £0
Antonio Tomás 29 DM £0 £0
Nacho 34 D/WB L £0 £0
Ricardo Fernandes 36 AM C £0 £0
Mota 34 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Arzu 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Adama Coulibaly 34 D C £0 £0

These are the best free players aged under 23 in Football Manager 2016 as rated by their potential ability. Some of these players may not be very good at the start but have the potential to grow still due to their age.

Name Age Position Wage Value Cost Expires Rating Potential
Natsuki Itô 17 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Flávio Ferreira 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Gabriel Strefezza 17 AM C £0 £0
Carlos Vinicius 19 ST £0 £0
Karim Wagdy 23 ST £0 £0
Jhegson Méndez 17 AM C £0 £0
Olivier Moussima 21 AM R £0 £0
Aldry Torres 18 M R £0 £0
Karim Siby 20 DM £0 £0
Samuel Kyere 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Duylio 23 DM £0 £0
Felipe Napolitano 19 ST £0 £0
Álister De Jesús 19 AM R, ST £0 £0
Rodamel Gutiérrez 21 AM C £0 £0
Adel Habib Beldi 20 ST £0 £0
Omar Diop 22 D R, DM £0 £0
Daniel Camelo 20 M C £0 £0
Alhassane Traoré 21 AM R £0 £0
Rifet Kapic 19 AM L £0 £0
Igor Vinicius 17 DM £0 £0
David Villarroel 22 D L £0 £0
Igor Kharatin 19 D C, DM £0 £0
Batuhan Karadeniz 23 ST £0 £0
Lyndon Dykes 19 ST £0 £0
Adrián Trigo 23 DM £0 £0
Papa Kone 22 WB R, AM RL £0 £0
Santiago Martínez 23 DM £0 £0
Matheus 19 AM C £0 £0
Ladji Niané 20 D/WB L £0 £0
Danilo 23 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Zé Alberto 19 AM/F C £0 £0
Renan 21 GK £0 £0
Marcone 21 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Diego Gutiérrez 20 GK £0 £0
Steven Dal Molin 21 D C £0 £0
Bruno Duarte 18 ST £0 £0
Mário Lucas 22 ST £0 £0
Juan Cruz 22 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Yannick Mouen 21 AM R £0 £0
Flavio Luna 18 ST £0 £0
Ahmed Hegazi 23 D C £0 £0
Joao Felipe 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Jéferson 19 DM £0 £0
Diego Testa 21 ST £0 £0
Loïc Gravina 19 D C £0 £0
Moussa M'Bow 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Alan Sánchez 21 ST £0 £0
Diego Cisternas 23 AM C £0 £0
Geisson Perea 23 D RC £0 £0
Romain Gall 19 AM RL £0 £0
Ayoub Lotfi 21 M C £0 £0
Carlos Cedeño 23 M C £0 £0
Maxime Lofanga 20 D/WB L, DM £0 £0
Craig Reid 20 GK £0 £0
Boli 21 ST £0 £0
Alejandro Barrera 22 DM £0 £0
Gerardo Sena 23 AM C £0 £0
Ruslan Stepanyuk 22 AM R, ST £0 £0
Davit Iashvili 22 D C £0 £0
Svyatoslav Dyakiv 22 ST £0 £0
Maxym Tsvyk 20 ST £0 £0
Gil 23 ST £0 £0
Frances 20 D/WB L £0 £0
Élvis Gabriell 22 GK £0 £0
Reinaldo 20 GK £0 £0
Mailton 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Yago 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Lucas Áfrico 19 D C £0 £0
Dill 20 D C, DM £0 £0
Dale Jennings 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Mamadou Doucouré 22 ST £0 £0
Dany Rosero 21 D RC £0 £0
Ikechukwu Okorie 21 D C £0 £0
Hakim Jebali 23 ST £0 £0
Venacious Mapande 23 ST £0 £0
Martín Soto 20 D RC £0 £0
Gabriel Fernando 19 D C £0 £0
Jorge Orgaz 18 AM R £0 £0
Mustapha Azrag 23 D RC £0 £0
Momar Bangoura 20 DM £0 £0
Ryô Hasebe 16 D C £0 £0
Elías Vásquez 22 SW, D RLC £0 £0
Aurélien Chuchla 21 ST £0 £0
Jerson Benavides 21 D RC £0 £0
Diego Calderón 22 AM L £0 £0
Roger 22 D/M L £0 £0
Stanley Okoro 22 AM RL £0 £0
Sidi Bagayogo 21 D C £0 £0
Kouandé Diarra 21 AM C £0 £0
Darlan 23 ST £0 £0
Igor 22 D C £0 £0
Vico 18 AM RLC £0 £0
Alemão 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Will Packwood 21 D RC, DM £0 £0
Andrei Ionescu 18 D C £0 £0
Yûichi Kawashima 17 DM £0 £0
Gaël Ondoua 19 D C, DM £0 £0
Jean Claude Billong 20 D C £0 £0
Mykhaylo Ryashko 18 D C £0 £0
Carlos Lizarazo 23 AM LC £0 £0
Yvan Neyou 17 AM C £0 £0
Pablo Espinoza 23 D C £0 £0
Denys Tokar 20 D C £0 £0
Aderinsola Eseola 23 ST £0 £0
Bruno Vázquez 21 GK £0 £0
Sami Ben Aoun 21 ST £0 £0
Pierre Saintot 21 ST £0 £0
Vítor Salmaso 22 D C £0 £0
Émerson Bahia 23 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Marcos Paulo 22 DM £0 £0
Adama Mbengue 21 AM L £0 £0
Kaoê 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Roni 22 D C £0 £0
Gabriel Alleoni 22 ST £0 £0
Morato 22 AM C £0 £0
Diogo Mateus 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Negritinho 21 DM £0 £0
Feliphe 22 ST £0 £0
Fransuar 21 D C £0 £0
Tommy Oar 23 AM RL £0 £0
Eduardo Leguiza 20 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Kontiwa Togaba 23 ST £0 £0
Ibrahim Guindo 20 AM R £0 £0
Chiaka Diakité 23 ST £0 £0
Fejiri Okenabirhie 18 ST £0 £0
Nile Ranger 23 ST £0 £0
Zakhar Nasimi 21 M C £0 £0
Dmytro Romanchuk 20 D R £0 £0
Olexandr Slobodyak 21 AM C £0 £0
Burak Süleyman 20 M R £0 £0
Gustavo Carías 23 AM C £0 £0
Iván Villalba 19 D C £0 £0
Tigana Toungou 22 AM L £0 £0
Junior Velasco 22 GK £0 £0
Antonijs Cernomordijs 18 D C £0 £0
Carlos Alberto Treviño 21 DM £0 £0
Carlos Naranjos 19 AM R £0 £0
Thomas Drage 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Gerardo Victoria 21 ST £0 £0
Octavio Aceves 23 DM £0 £0
Ziri Hammar 22 AM RL £0 £0
Jack Durán 23 AM RL £0 £0
Larry Angulo 19 DM £0 £0
Diego Valdés 23 ST £0 £0
Valeriane Gvilia 20 DM £0 £0
Santiago Londoño 19 GK £0 £0
Aleksejs Tarasovs 21 D L £0 £0
Kristal Abazaj 18 ST £0 £0
Aleksandar Vukotic 19 D C £0 £0
Pedro Salgado 22 D C £0 £0
Jonathan Zambrano 19 ST £0 £0
Christian Boyeka 19 ST £0 £0
Dimitri Lefèvre 20 ST £0 £0
Valentín Cedillo 23 ST £0 £0
Aldair Santana 21 DM £0 £0
César Arturo Vázquez 22 D C £0 £0
Franco Amoroso 20 AM RC £0 £0
Edgar Saucedo 22 AM LC £0 £0
Enzo Díaz 22 ST £0 £0
Facundo Schusterman 19 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Ueverton 22 ST £0 £0
Gustavo Cascardo 17 D/WB R £0 £0
Kaique 20 D/WB L, AM LC, F C £0 £0
Chico 20 D/WB R £0 £0
Rafael Caldeira 23 D C £0 £0
Aminadab 19 D L £0 £0
Gamboa 20 D/WB L £0 £0
Jociel 22 GK £0 £0
Hugo Valente 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Dassayev 21 DM £0 £0
Francinei 23 AM LC £0 £0
Assuério 21 ST £0 £0
Luiz Henrique 22 ST £0 £0
Jhonatan 19 AM C £0 £0
Joshua Gatt 23 AM R £0 £0
Emre Bal 17 AM R £0 £0
Samuel Ngwu 23 ST £0 £0
Haris Kolicic 19 ST £0 £0
Hugo 20 DM, AM C £0 £0
Samba Lassine Diarra 21 AM L £0 £0
Gustavo Lozano 20 ST £0 £0
Bryan Quirarte 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Ricardo Hernández 22 ST £0 £0
Andrew Charlery 19 D C £0 £0
Telmo Limachi 21 ST £0 £0
Bryan Gigan 20 AM RL £0 £0
Arled Cadavid 23 GK £0 £0
Santiago Lamanna 22 ST £0 £0
Pablo Ochoa 23 AM/F C £0 £0
Julián Pretel 20 D/WB R £0 £0
Julio Cafferata 22 ST £0 £0
Dorian Kouamé 20 DM £0 £0
Fredy Vega 21 M C £0 £0
Morgan Geretto 20 DM £0 £0
Marko Banovic 18 D C £0 £0
Juanjo Meseguer 19 AM RC £0 £0
David García 22 GK £0 £0
Jair Alejandro Alcántar 20 D C £0 £0
Mauricio Lozano 21 D C £0 £0
Víctor Manuel Santiago 23 AM RL £0 £0