Have you taken on a difficult save in Football Manager 2017 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 FM2017 as well as the free players with the highest potential in FM17. Every player on this page is uncontracted and not at a club in FM 17, so you can buy them for completely free.

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These are the best free players in Football Manager 2017 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
Mirko Vucinic 32 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Lima 32 ST £0 £0
Dimitar Berbatov 35 AM/F C £0 £0
Alex 34 D C £0 £0
Helton 38 GK £0 £0
Lassana Diarra 31 DM £0 £0
Philippe Mexès 34 SW, D C £0 £0
Maicon 34 D/WB R £0 £0
Ángel Lafita 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Emir Spahic 35 SW, D C £0 £0
Armend Dallku 33 D RC £0 £0
Simão 27 DM £0 £0
Nilmar 31 ST £0 £0
Carlos Martins 34 AM C £0 £0
Leon Osman 35 AM C £0 £0
Romaric 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Vegard Forren 28 D LC £0 £0
Juan 34 D/WB L, AM LC £0 £0
Saber Khalifa 29 AM L, ST £0 £0
Bruno Rodrigo 31 D C £0 £0
Andoni Iraola 34 D/WB R, DM, M R £0 £0
Nílton 29 DM £0 £0
Óscar 33 AM C £0 £0
Robbie Keane 35 ST £0 £0
Pablo Fontanello 31 D C £0 £0
Papa Guèye 32 D C £0 £0
Henok Goitom 31 ST £0 £0
Antonio Di Natale 38 ST £0 £0
Rafael Robayo 32 DM £0 £0
Ronald Raldes 35 D C £0 £0
Fernando Tissone 29 DM £0 £0
Javi Márquez 30 DM, M LC £0 £0
Renan 30 DM £0 £0
Émerson Sheik 37 AM L, ST £0 £0
Didier Drogba 38 ST £0 £0
Edmar 36 DM, AM C £0 £0
Lukman Haruna 25 DM, AM C £0 £0
Alex Colón 29 AM C £0 £0
Alex 34 AM LC £0 £0
Joey O'Brien 30 D RL £0 £0
Cédric Makiadi 32 DM, AM C £0 £0
Raúl Meireles 33 DM £0 £0
Marcinho 31 AM/F C £0 £0
Olexandr Shovkovskyi 41 GK £0 £0
José Angulo 21 AM/F C £0 £0
Didier Zokora 35 DM £0 £0
Flávio Ferreira 24 D C, DM £0 £0
Lorik Cana 32 D C, DM £0 £0
René Rosero 31 M RC £0 £0
Ronaldinho Gaúcho 36 AM RLC £0 £0
Luis Murillo 25 D/WB L, DM £0 £0
Florent Malouda 36 AM LC £0 £0
Ryan McGowan 26 D RC £0 £0
Patricio Pérez 31 AM RC £0 £0
Javier Muñoz Mustafá 36 SW, D C £0 £0
Francesco Lodi 32 DM £0 £0
Wilson Matias 32 DM £0 £0
David Quiroz 33 AM C £0 £0
Dagoberto 33 AM L, ST £0 £0
José Luis Garcés 35 ST £0 £0
Diego Forlán 37 AM/F C £0 £0
Felipe Baloy 35 SW, D C £0 £0
Mark Bresciano 36 AM C £0 £0
Nauzet Alemán 31 AM RC £0 £0
Oliver Kirch 33 DM £0 £0
Pau Cendrós 29 D RC £0 £0
Antonio Cassano 33 ST £0 £0
Carlos Carbonero 25 AM RC £0 £0
Fernando Cavenaghi 32 ST £0 £0
Sylvain Distin 38 D C £0 £0
Bobby Zamora 35 ST £0 £0
Lucas Mugni 24 AM LC £0 £0
Victor Simões 35 ST £0 £0
Victor Obinna 29 AM L, ST £0 £0
Platini 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Ricardo Osorio 36 D RC £0 £0
Mário Rondón 30 AM R, ST £0 £0
Rodrigo Mancha 30 D C, DM £0 £0
Christopher Samba 32 D C £0 £0
Edison Méndez 37 AM C £0 £0
Eugene Makarenko 25 D L, DM £0 £0
Davit Targamadze 26 AM RL £0 £0
Piotr Trochowski 32 AM C £0 £0
Javad Nekounam 35 DM £0 £0
Álex Menéndez 24 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Emmanuel Eboué 33 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Davi 32 DM, AM C £0 £0
Landon Donovan 34 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Gianluca Curci 30 GK £0 £0
Franco Cángele 31 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Gerardo Flores 30 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Juan José Govea 25 AM/F C £0 £0
Júlio Baptista 34 AM/F C £0 £0
Leon Andreasen 33 D C, DM £0 £0
José Bosingwa 33 D RC £0 £0
DaMarcus Beasley 34 D/WB/M L £0 £0
George Forsyth 34 GK £0 £0
György Garics 32 D/WB R £0 £0
Oleg Gusev 33 D/WB R, AM RL £0 £0
Gilsinho 32 AM/F C £0 £0
Brad Davis 34 AM RLC £0 £0
Cadú 29 AM RLC £0 £0
Cléo 30 ST £0 £0
José Amaya 35 DM £0 £0
Isaac Arias 25 ST £0 £0
Alison 32 D C £0 £0
Charles N'Zogbia 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Juan Suescún 25 ST £0 £0
Mike Temwanjera 34 ST £0 £0
Wilson Palacios 31 M C £0 £0
Carlos Peralta 26 ST £0 £0
Hélder Postiga 33 ST £0 £0
Andy Pando 32 ST £0 £0
Giovanni Pasquale 34 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Nikolce Noveski 37 D C £0 £0
Yhonny Ramírez 33 DM £0 £0
Anatoliy Tymoschuk 37 D C, DM £0 £0
Tommy Tobar 29 ST £0 £0
Siaka Tiéné 34 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Kalilou Traoré 28 AM RC £0 £0
Claudio Maldonado 36 D C, DM £0 £0
Mauricio Mina 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Paulo Arango 31 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Cristian Álvarez 30 GK £0 £0
Damià 34 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Daniel Carvalho 33 AM C £0 £0
Felipe Baixola 26 AM LC £0 £0
Idrissa Coulibaly 28 D RC, DM £0 £0
Aleksandrs Cauna 28 DM, M L £0 £0
Kamel Chafni 34 AM RC £0 £0
Yamith Cuesta 27 D C £0 £0
Carlos Chávez 31 GK £0 £0
Danny Cano 30 D C £0 £0
Javier Calle 25 D/M L £0 £0
Emerson Conceição 30 D/WB L £0 £0
Dudu 26 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Michael Essien 33 DM £0 £0
Amaral 28 DM £0 £0
Benoît Angbwa 34 D R £0 £0
Diego Amaya 30 D RC £0 £0
Sérgio Herrera 35 ST £0 £0
Jeferson 31 AM C £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 32 ST £0 £0
Daley Mena 31 AM L, ST £0 £0
Luis Narváez 31 DM, M R £0 £0
Leonardo 33 ST £0 £0
Leandro Guerreiro 37 D C, DM £0 £0
Leandro Bonfim 32 AM C £0 £0
Dramane Traoré 34 ST £0 £0
Nelino Tapia 25 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Boubacar Sanogo 33 ST £0 £0
Ronny 30 AM C £0 £0
Álvaro Rubio 37 DM £0 £0
Carlos Rentería 30 ST £0 £0
Nigel Reo-Coker 32 D R, DM £0 £0
Sammy N'Djock 26 GK £0 £0
José Nájera 27 AM RC £0 £0
Guillermo Marino 35 AM RLC £0 £0
Papa Waigo 32 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Luciano Palos 37 GK £0 £0
Herman Pulgarín 27 D/WB RL £0 £0
Yasin Pehlivan 27 DM £0 £0
Diego Seoane 28 D/WB RL £0 £0
Jaime Sierra 30 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Lucas Landa 30 D C £0 £0
Estiven Velez 34 DM £0 £0
Santiago Tréllez 26 AM R, ST £0 £0
Hember Valencia 26 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Jaime Jiménez 35 GK £0 £0
Filip Jazvic 25 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Nelson Ibargüen 31 ST £0 £0
Elis Bakaj 29 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Maxime Baca 33 D/WB R £0 £0
Valeri Bozhinov 30 ST £0 £0
Juan Pablo Avendaño 34 SW, D C £0 £0
Christian Cellay 34 SW, D C £0 £0
Charles 28 D C £0 £0
Rogelio Chávez 31 D/WB R £0 £0
Ángel 35 D/WB RL £0 £0
Anderson Santana 30 D/WB L £0 £0
Yilmar Angulo 29 AM RC £0 £0
Mauricio Arias 31 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Marcin Komorowski 32 D LC £0 £0
Kim Jung-Woo 34 DM, AM C £0 £0
Felipe Garcia 25 AM/F C £0 £0
Felipe Mattioni 27 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Cole Grossman 27 DM, AM C £0 £0
Ygor 32 DM £0 £0
Jhon Zea 32 D/WB R £0 £0
Etzaz Hussain 23 AM C £0 £0
Joshua Gatt 24 AM R £0 £0
Alfredo Frausto 33 GK £0 £0
Héctor Font 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Omar Guerra 35 AM/F C £0 £0
Bedi Mbenza 31 DM, AM RLC £0 £0
Mohammad Awal 28 D C £0 £0
Moumouni Dagano 35 ST £0 £0
Leandro Delgado 33 SW, D RC, DM £0 £0
William España 29 D/WB R £0 £0
Luis Estacio 36 GK £0 £0

These are the best free players aged under 23 in Football Manager 2017 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
Mohammad Sharifi 18 DM £0 £0
Saif Salman 23 M C £0 £0
Diego 18 AM/F C £0 £0
Valeriy Boldenkov 21 D C £0 £0
Zakaria Fdaouch 19 AM C £0 £0
Ibrahima Sy 20 GK £0 £0
Zé Alberto 21 AM/F C £0 £0
Sidney Lockhart 20 AM L £0 £0
Sebastián Assis 23 DM, M R £0 £0
Mateus Caitano 23 DM £0 £0
Mário Lucas 23 ST £0 £0
Zach Pfeffer 21 AM C £0 £0
Alan Sánchez 23 ST £0 £0
Gustavo Sauer 23 AM LC £0 £0
Diego Testa 23 ST £0 £0
Ervin Jusufovic 21 D C, DM £0 £0
Dale Jennings 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Cemâl Ali Kizilateş 21 M C £0 £0
Davit Iashvili 23 D C £0 £0
Lucas Áfrico 21 D C £0 £0
Sergiy Gorbunov 22 M C £0 £0
Reinaldo 21 GK £0 £0
Eugene Troyanovskyi 23 AM RL £0 £0
Jesús Murillo 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Taha Shariati 18 D/M R £0 £0
Ismayil Ibrahimli 18 DM £0 £0
Etzaz Hussain 23 AM C £0 £0
Igor 23 AM C £0 £0
Bouba 23 GK £0 £0
Diego Calderón 23 AM L £0 £0
Jordi Quintillà 22 AM C £0 £0
Stanley Okoro 23 AM RL £0 £0
Vico 19 AM RLC £0 £0
Dejair 21 DM £0 £0
Otar Kakabadze 21 D/WB R £2k £148k £166k 30-06-2017
Igor Leandro 23 D C £0 £0
Junior Kemajou Dimabi 20 ST £0 £0
Amir Al-Ammari 18 M C £0 £0
Vítor Salmaso 23 D C £0 £0
Víctor Ruiz 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Michel Ramírez 22 AM L, ST £0 £0
Abdulganiyu Saheed 20 D C £0 £0
Pedro Salgado 23 D C £0 £0
Aldair Quintana 21 GK £0 £0
Alberto Rubio 19 AM C £0 £0
Romildinho 18 AM C £0 £0
Souleymane Sangaré 22 D C £0 £0
Romário 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Saliu Popoola 21 DM £0 £0
Carlos Alberto Treviño 23 DM £0 £0
Willian Popp 22 ST £0 £0
Bruno Vázquez 22 GK £0 £0
Jonathan Triviño 20 D/WB L £0 £0
Gerardo Victoria 23 ST £0 £0
Emiliano Trovento 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Aldry Torres 20 M R £0 £0
Mykyta Vetrov 21 ST £0 £0
Emanuel Zagert 20 ST £0 £0
Joaquín Zeballos 19 ST £0 £0
Roberto López 18 M RC £0 £0
Jonathan Zambrano 20 ST £0 £0
Mamadou Sylla 21 GK £0 £0
Song Ju-Han 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Happy Simelela 21 DM, AM RLC £0 £0
Abdou Aziz Thiam 19 DM £0 £0
Martín Soto 22 D RC £0 £0
Ahmed Soulama 22 M C £0 £0
Dmytro Steflyuk 20 ST £0 £0
Aleksejs Tarasovs 23 AM R £0 £0
Sergio 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Francisco Nazareno 22 AM C £0 £0
Ibrahima N'Diaye 18 ST £0 £0
Jorge Orgaz 20 AM R £0 £0
Omoh Ojabu 23 AM L, ST £0 £0
Ikechukwu Okorie 22 D C £0 £0
Samuel Owusu 20 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Aigbe Oliha 23 D/WB R £0 £0
Eugene Nemtinov 20 AM RL £0 £0
Iván Mondragón 23 D RL £0 £0
Carlos Naranjos 20 ST £0 £0
Jordy Monroy 20 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Camilo Montecinos 20 M C £0 £0
Artur Miranyan 20 ST £0 £0
Matheus 21 AM C £0 £0
Marco Morabito 18 M C £0 £0
Bruce Musakanya 22 AM C £0 £0
David Mills 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Yannick Mouen 23 AM R £0 £0
Juanjo Meseguer 20 AM RC £0 £0
Michael Arboleda 22 DM £0 £0
Eugene Ansah 21 ST £0 £0
Larry Angulo 20 DM £0 £0
Olexandr Aksyonov 22 D C £0 £0
David Aquino 22 D RC £0 £0
Oleg Karnaukh 18 GK £0 £0
Jackson 21 DM £0 £0
Ibrahima Kamagaté 20 GK £0 £0
Deniz Hümmet 19 AM/F C £0 £0
Luis Iberico 18 ST £0 £0
Tobechukwu Ibe 18 D C £0 £0
Óliver Jiménez 21 D C £0 £0
Ibrahim Ili 21 DM £0 £0
Cédric Djeugoué 23 D RC £0 £0
Dioguinho 18 AM C £0 £0
Samba Diallo 21 M R £0 £0
Lauren Egea 20 AM/F C £0 £0
Álister De Jesús 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Anouar El Ghaouta 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Javier Faúndez 20 ST £0 £0
Felype Hebert 19 ST £0 £0
Alvaro Fernández 19 D R £0 £0
Herculano 18 ST £0 £0
Dieudonné Gbaklé 20 AM L £0 £0
Francis Obidikwa 21 D C £0 £0
Enzo González 20 M C £0 £0
Morgan Geretto 22 DM £0 £0
Fransuar 23 D C £0 £0
Gabriel Oliveira 18 GK £0 £0
Gabriel Fernando 21 D C £0 £0
Guilherme Dresch 18 AM LC £0 £0
Bimal Gharti Magar 18 ST £0 £0
Diego Gutiérrez 22 GK £0 £0
Luciano Gutiérrez 21 ST £0 £0
Amar Burovic 20 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Shadreck Chimany 19 AM L £0 £0
Georgiy Buschan 22 GK £0 £0
Agustín D'Arcangelo 22 AM RL £0 £0
Juan Cruz Careaga 23 AM RC £0 £0
Carlos Mateus 18 D/WB R £0 £0
Jesús Cabezas 21 D/M L £0 £0
Adrián Cerda 18 ST £0 £0
Luis Madrigal 23 D/WB L, AM RL £0 £0
Artur Kuznetsov 21 D C £0 £0
Eduardo Leguiza 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Ismaël Lingani 17 D RC £0 £0
Olexiy Kovtun 21 D C £0 £0
Flavio Luna 20 ST £0 £0
Sidi Bagayogo 22 D C £0 £0
Luis Batioja 22 ST £0 £0
Sacha Bastien 22 GK £0 £0
Patrick Asmah 20 D/WB L, DM, M L £0 £0
Arouna Bolagbenti 23 ST £0 £0
Ameen Bokhari 19 GK £0 £0
Fernando Gomes 22 DM £0 £0
Franco Amoroso 22 AM RC £0 £0
Cristian Arano 21 M L £0 £0
Kaique 22 D/WB L, AM LC, F C £0 £0
Lucão 21 GK £0 £0
Chico 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Misael 21 DM £0 £0
Felipe Santa 21 AM C £0 £0
Aldair Santana 23 M L £0 £0
César Arturo Vázquez 23 D C £0 £0
Iván Varga 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Vitinho 20 M C £0 £0
Lucas Rodríguez 23 AM R £0 £0
Renan 23 GK £0 £0
Javier Noblejas 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Paulinho 23 DM, M RC £0 £0
Anderson Caicedo 23 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Assuério 23 ST £0 £0
Ricardo Hernández 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Jéferson Silva 22 DM £0 £0
Haris Kolicic 21 ST £0 £0
Sinan Keskin 21 AM C £0 £0
Luca Crudo 19 AM R, ST £0 £0
Jair Alejandro Alcántar 22 D C £0 £0
Mauricio Lozano 22 D C £0 £0
James Pantemis 19 GK £0 £0
Valson 22 ST £0 £0
Fredy Vega 22 M C £0 £0
Mateus Claus 21 GK £0 £0
Israel Puerto 23 D C £0 £0
Alan Ramos 23 ST £0 £0
Roiter 23 M C £0 £0
Luis Fernando Vázquez 23 D C £0 £0
Pablo 21 AM LC £0 £0
Warren Olórtegui 22 D C £0 £0
Wilmar Cruz 22 ST £0 £0
Oliver Davies 21 GK £0 £0
Felipe Coltro 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Augusto 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Alexis Barreiro 18 D C £0 £0
Pol Calvet 22 M C £0 £0
Ludovic Constance 18 AM L £0 £0
Santiago Castaño 21 GK £0 £0
Igor Kalinin 20 D L £0 £0
Juan Jiménez 20 GK £0 £0
Kudret Ileri 20 ST £0 £0
Igor Sartori 23 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Joãozinho 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Walter López 23 ST £0 £0
Stanislav Lyutenko 22 D R £0 £0
Lynneeker 23 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Marcelo 22 DM £0 £0
Orest Kuzyk 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Savely Kozlov 19 D C £0 £0
Dmytro Kostyna 20 D C £0 £0
Gary Forstin 19 D C £0 £0
Iñaki Domínguez 22 DM £0 £0