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
Cristian Álvarez 34 GK £562k £300m
Lassana Diarra 31 DM £0 £0
Philippe Mexès 34 SW, D C £0 £0
Ángel Lafita 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Emir Spahic 35 SW, D C £0 £0
Armend Dallku 33 D RC £0 £0
Nilmar 31 ST £0 £0
Simão 27 DM £0 £0
Mathías Olivera 22 D/WB (L) £6m £10m
Carlos Martins 34 AM C £0 £0
Leon Osman 35 AM C £0 £0
Romaric 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Bruno Rodrigo 31 D C £0 £0
Andoni Iraola 34 D/WB R, DM, M R £0 £0
Robbie Keane 35 ST £0 £0
Óscar 33 AM C £0 £0
Ricardo Lopes 29 AM (RL) £10m £26m
Gustavo Sauer 27 M (LC), AM (RLC) £3m £2m
Etzaz Hussain 27 DM, M (C) £1m £2m
Jordi Quintillà 26 DM, M (C) £3m £3m
Antonio Di Natale 38 ST £0 £0
Ronald Raldes 35 D C £0 £0
Didier Drogba 38 ST £0 £0
Émerson Sheik 37 AM L, ST £0 £0
Carlos Peralta 30 ST (C) £57k £50k
Renan 30 DM £0 £0
Alex 34 AM LC £0 £0
Daniel Guimarães 33 GK £1m £300m
Edmar 36 DM, AM C £0 £0
Cédric Makiadi 32 DM, AM C £0 £0
Marcinho 31 AM/F C £0 £0
Raúl Meireles 33 DM £0 £0
Luis Narváez 36 D (C), DM, M (C) £7k £8k
Olexandr Shovkovskyi 41 GK £0 £0
Didier Zokora 35 DM £0 £0
Edwuin Cetré 22 M/AM (RL) £480k £1m
Víctor Ruiz 26 M/AM (RLC) £3m £3m
Lorik Cana 32 D C, DM £0 £0
Ronaldinho Gaúcho 36 AM RLC £0 £0
René Rosero 31 M RC £0 £0
Flávio Ferreira 24 D C, DM £0 £0
Jesús Murillo 26 D (RC) £654k £1m
Florent Malouda 36 AM LC £0 £0
Santiago Tréllez 30 AM (L), ST (C) £2m £1m
Lucas Rodríguez 27 M (RLC), AM (RC) £51k £45k
Nauzet Alemán 31 AM RC £0 £0
Felipe Baloy 35 SW, D C £0 £0
Mark Bresciano 36 AM C £0 £0
Dagoberto 33 AM L, ST £0 £0
Diego Forlán 37 AM/F C £0 £0
José Luis Garcés 39 ST (C) £4k £10k
Oliver Kirch 33 DM £0 £0
Javier Muñoz Mustafá 36 SW, D C £0 £0
Santiago Rodas 30 GK £11k £13k
Wilson Matias 32 DM £0 £0
David Quiroz 33 AM C £0 £0
Antonio Cassano 33 ST £0 £0
Fernando Cavenaghi 32 ST £0 £0
Sylvain Distin 38 D C £0 £0
Henry Hernández 38 ST (C) £2k £2k
Ricardo Osorio 36 D RC £0 £0
Victor Simões 35 ST £0 £0
Bobby Zamora 35 ST £0 £0
Cristian Arano 25 DM, M (C) £259k £285k
Georgiy Buschan 26 GK £5m £3m
Leon Andreasen 33 D C, DM £0 £0
José Bosingwa 33 D RC £0 £0
Gianluca Curci 30 GK £0 £0
Davi 32 DM, AM C £0 £0
Landon Donovan 34 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Emmanuel Eboué 33 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Júlio Baptista 34 AM/F C £0 £0
Edison Méndez 37 AM C £0 £0
Luis Murillo 29 D/WB (L), DM £673k £646k
Javad Nekounam 35 DM £0 £0
Mário Rondón 34 AM (R), ST (C) £64k £64k
Christopher Samba 32 D C £0 £0
Klauss 23 ST (C) £1m £3m
Lucas Mugni 28 M (L), AM (LC) £437k £262k
José Amaya 35 DM £0 £0
Isaac Arias 25 ST £0 £0
DaMarcus Beasley 34 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Brad Davis 34 AM RLC £0 £0
Luis Estacio 40 GK £1k £1k
George Forsyth 34 GK £0 £0
György Garics 32 D/WB R £0 £0
Oleg Gusev 33 D/WB R, AM RL £0 £0
Lukman Haruna 29 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
Charles N'Zogbia 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Wilson Palacios 35 M (C) £55k £66k
Juan Suescún 25 ST £0 £0
Mateo Sušić 29 D (R) £483k £604k
Mike Temwanjera 34 ST £0 £0
Lucas Áfrico 25 D (C) £1m £1m
Paulo Arango 31 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Aleksandrs Cauna 28 DM, M L £0 £0
Damià 34 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Daniel Carvalho 33 AM C £0 £0
Pablo Fontanello 35 D (C) £68k £300m
Claudio Maldonado 36 D C, DM £0 £0
Mauricio Mina 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Nikolce Noveski 37 D C £0 £0
Jorge Pinos 30 GK £153k £153k
Hélder Postiga 33 ST £0 £0
Yhonny Ramírez 33 DM £0 £0
Siaka Tiéné 34 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Tommy Tobar 33 ST (C) £285k £342k
Kalilou Traoré 28 AM RC £0 £0
Anatoliy Tymoschuk 37 D C, DM £0 £0
Rushine De Reuck 24 D (C) £351 £43k
Dani Ramírez 28 M (C), AM (RLC) £227k £727k
Germán Rivero 28 ST (C) £2m £4m
Diego Amaya 30 D RC £0 £0
Benoît Angbwa 34 D R £0 £0
Danny Cano 34 D (C) £2k £3k
Carlos Chávez 31 GK £0 £0
Yamith Cuesta 27 D C £0 £0
Dudu 26 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Michael Essien 33 DM £0 £0
Sérgio Herrera 35 ST £0 £0
Jeferson 31 AM C £0 £0
Lucas Landa 34 D (C) £130k £300m
Leandro Bonfim 32 AM C £0 £0
Leandro Guerreiro 37 D C, DM £0 £0
Leonardo 33 ST £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 32 ST £0 £0
Carlos Rentería 30 ST £0 £0
Ronny 30 AM C £0 £0
Álvaro Rubio 37 DM £0 £0
Boubacar Sanogo 33 ST £0 £0
Dramane Traoré 34 ST £0 £0
Vágner 24 AM (RL) £2m £3m
Ángel 35 D/WB RL £0 £0
Yilmar Angulo 29 AM RC £0 £0
Juan Pablo Avendaño 34 SW, D C £0 £0
Maxime Baca 33 D/WB R £0 £0
Edgar Silva 33 AM (RL), ST (C) £146k £300m
Felipe Baixola 30 M (C), AM (LC) £342k £185k
Vegard Forren 32 D (C) £223k £347k
Henok Goitom 35 ST (C) £26k £29k
Cole Grossman 27 DM, AM C £0 £0
Nelson Ibargüen 31 ST £0 £0
Jaime Jiménez 35 GK £0 £0
Kim Jung-Woo 34 DM, AM C £0 £0
Marcin Komorowski 32 D LC £0 £0
Guillermo Marino 35 AM RLC £0 £0
Luciano Palos 37 GK £0 £0
Herman Pulgarín 27 D/WB RL £0 £0
Nigel Reo-Coker 32 D R, DM £0 £0
Jaime Sierra 30 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Estiven Velez 34 DM £0 £0
Ygor 32 DM £0 £0
Raziel García 26 M (LC), AM (L) £77k £68k
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Osnar Noronha 28 AM (L), ST (C) £81k £71k
Djamel Abdoun 30 AM RL £0 £0
Amauri 36 ST £0 £0
Yovanny Arrechea 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Mohammad Awal 32 D (C) £0 £0
Bedi Mbenza 31 DM, AM RLC £0 £0
Elkin Calle 36 D/WB R £0 £0
Marouane Chamakh 32 ST £0 £0
Cicinho 36 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Adama Coulibaly 35 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
Héctor Font 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Alfredo Frausto 33 GK £0 £0
Omar Guerra 35 AM/F C £0 £0
Facundo Guichón 29 M/AM (L) £128k £308k
Henrique 33 D C £0 £0
Manuel Heredia 34 GK £25k £22k
Oumar Kalabané 35 D RC £0 £0
Djakaridja Koné 30 DM £0 £0
Ricardo López 34 WB/M L £0 £0
Alberto Lopo 36 D C £0 £0
Gastón Losa 38 GK £0 £0
Lomana LuaLua 35 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Eugene Makarenko 29 D (L), DM £661k £364k
Hilton Murillo 28 M RLC £0 £0
Guirane N'Daw 32 DM £0 £0
Roberto Ordenes 35 M RLC £0 £0
Kieran Richardson 31 D L, AM LC £0 £0
Cristian Rivas 29 D (C) £24k £28k
Kalu Uche 33 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Udoji 34 M (R), AM (RL) £71k £78k
Juan Valera 31 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Marvin Vallecilla 29 D/WB (RL) £19k £22k
Valmir Lucas 27 D C, DM £0 £0
Jhon Zea 32 D/WB R £0 £0
Jean Deza 27 AM (RL) £67k £122k
Tobias Kainz 27 D (R), DM, M (C) £712k £570k
David Lazar 28 GK £331k £364k
Avraam Papadopoulos 35 D (C) £89k £49k
Mike Campaz 32 DM, M (RC) £7k £9k

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 20 M (C) £32k £212k
Mathías Olivera 22 D/WB (L) £6m £10m
Edwuin Cetré 22 M/AM (RL) £480k £1m
Klauss 23 ST (C) £1m £3m
Zé Alberto 21 AM/F C £0 £0
Mário Lucas 23 ST £0 £0
Mateus Caitano 23 DM £0 £0
Zach Pfeffer 21 AM C £0 £0
Diego Testa 23 ST £0 £0
Ervin Jusufovic 21 D C, DM £0 £0
Alan Sánchez 23 ST £0 £0
Davit Iashvili 23 D C £0 £0
Reinaldo 21 GK £0 £0
Taha Shariati 20 D (C) £20k £212k
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Diego Calderón 23 AM L £0 £0
Igor 23 AM C £0 £0
Stanley Okoro 23 AM RL £0 £0
Dejair 21 DM £0 £0
Vico 23 AM (RLC) £429k £895k
Amir Al-Ammari 23 DM, M (LC) £72k £64k
Igor Leandro 23 D C £0 £0
Vítor Salmaso 23 D C £0 £0
Michael Arboleda 22 DM £0 £0
Sidi Bagayogo 22 D C £0 £0
Ameen Bokhari 19 GK £0 £0
Amar Burovic 20 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Jesús Cabezas 21 D/M L £0 £0
Juan Cruz Careaga 23 AM RC £0 £0
Carlos Mateus 18 D/WB R £0 £0
Shadreck Chimany 19 AM L £0 £0
Agustín D'Arcangelo 22 AM RL £0 £0
Álister De Jesús 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Javier Faúndez 20 ST £0 £0
Fransuar 23 D C £0 £0
Gabriel Fernando 21 D C £0 £0
Morgan Geretto 22 DM £0 £0
Guilherme Dresch 18 AM LC £0 £0
Diego Gutiérrez 22 GK £0 £0
Luciano Gutiérrez 21 ST £0 £0
Herculano 18 ST £0 £0
Deniz Hümmet 23 M (C), AM (RLC), ST (C) £389k £354k
Óliver Jiménez 21 D C £0 £0
Eduardo Leguiza 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Ismaël Lingani 17 D RC £0 £0
Flavio Luna 20 ST £0 £0
Matheus 21 AM C £0 £0
Juanjo Meseguer 20 AM RC £0 £0
Iván Mondragón 23 D RL £0 £0
Camilo Montecinos 20 M C £0 £0
Marco Morabito 18 M C £0 £0
Yannick Mouen 23 AM R £0 £0
Carlos Naranjos 20 ST £0 £0
Francisco Nazareno 22 AM C £0 £0
Ibrahima N'Diaye 18 ST £0 £0
Omoh Ojabu 23 AM L, ST £0 £0
Ikechukwu Okorie 22 D C £0 £0
Jorge Orgaz 20 AM R £0 £0
Aldair Quintana 21 GK £0 £0
Michel Ramírez 22 AM L, ST £0 £0
Romário 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Abdulganiyu Saheed 20 D C £0 £0
Pedro Salgado 23 D C £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
Aldry Torres 20 M R £0 £0
Carlos Alberto Treviño 23 DM £0 £0
Bruno Vázquez 22 GK £0 £0
Gerardo Victoria 23 ST £0 £0
Jonathan Zambrano 20 ST £0 £0
Joaquín Zeballos 23 ST (C) £249k £382k
Roberto López 18 M RC £0 £0
Franco Amoroso 22 AM RC £0 £0
Chico 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Kaique 22 D/WB L, AM LC, F C £0 £0
Lucão 21 GK £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
Anderson Caicedo 23 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Ricardo Hernández 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Haris Kolicic 21 ST £0 £0
Paulinho 23 DM, M RC £0 £0
Renan 23 GK £0 £0
Vitinho 20 M C £0 £0
Jair Alejandro Alcántar 22 D C £0 £0
Luca Crudo 19 AM R, ST £0 £0
Mauricio Lozano 22 D C £0 £0
James Pantemis 23 GK £168k £1m
Valson 22 ST £0 £0
Fredy Vega 22 M C £0 £0
Augusto 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Felipe Coltro 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Warren Olórtegui 22 D C £0 £0
Pablo 21 AM LC £0 £0
Alan Ramos 23 ST £0 £0
Roiter 23 M C £0 £0
Luis Fernando Vázquez 23 D C £0 £0
Yasser Al-Mutairi 21 D RC £0 £0
Luciano Acuña 22 AM C £0 £0
Saeid Ahani 18 DM £0 £0
Tah Brian Anunga 23 DM, M (C) £301k £849k
Alexis Barreiro 23 D (C) £0 £0
Pol Calvet 22 M C £0 £0
Santiago Castaño 21 GK £0 £0
Ludovic Constance 18 AM L £0 £0
Yegor Demchenko 23 M (C) £125k £2m
Mohamed El Shamy 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Fábio 23 ST (C) £0 £0
Gary Forstin 19 D C £0 £0
Vincent Gautier 23 DM £0 £0
Gílson 19 GK £0 £0
Nahúm Gómez 22 M/AM (R) £14k £7k
Sergiy Goncharenko 23 M C £0 £0
Francisco Javier González 22 D C £0 £0
Alioune Guéye 19 D C £0 £0
Guido 22 GK £0 £0
Jessuef Guzmán 22 D C £0 £0
Kudret Ileri 20 ST £0 £0
Savely Kozlov 23 D (C) £268k £1m
Lipe Veloso 23 AM (C) £200k £2m
Walter López 23 ST £0 £0
Stanislav Lyutenko 22 D R £0 £0
Marcelo 22 DM £0 £0
Marlon 22 ST £0 £0
Sean McLoughlin 23 D (LC) £214k £344k
Tumelo Mopedi 22 AM C £0 £0
Gilles Mussard 18 D/WB L £0 £0
Felipe Núñez 23 D LC £0 £0
Javier Orodea 22 M C, ST £0 £0
Christian Pileggi 18 DM £0 £0
Marvin Plantier 18 D/AM R £0 £0
Renan Lemos 23 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Guillermo Rodríguez 22 D C £0 £0
Luis Sepulveda 22 GK £0 £0
Leobardo Siqueiros 22 D C £0 £0
Dmytro Skarzhyns'kyi 18 ST £0 £0
Diego Tapia 23 GK £0 £0
Gustavo Vidal 21 M C £0 £0
Rodrigo Vitello 23 D C £0 £0
Vitor 20 AM C £0 £0
Ali Yahyanejad 19 ST £0 £0
Tatsuo Yagi 16 SW, D C £0 £0
Vahan Adloyan 20 D C £0 £0
Alisson 20 D C £0 £0
Milos Antic 21 AM LC £0 £0
Javier Avila 21 ST £0 £0
Marco Buenaño 22 AM R £0 £0
Christian Carabalí 22 D/WB/AM R £0 £0
Gianluca Carboni 19 M C £0 £0
Allan Cattiaux-Leconte 22 D C £0 £0
Janouk Charbonneau 21 D R £0 £0
Ali Choupani 23 ST £0 £0
Igor Chunis 20 DM £0 £0
Valeriy Dubrovin 18 GK £0 £0
Juan Cruz Dussel 20 GK £0 £0
Leonardo Escudero 22 ST £0 £0
Rodrigo Fernández 22 DM £0 £0
Carlos García 22 D RC £0 £0
José Manuel González 22 ST £0 £0
Marzouni Hashemi 21 D C £0 £0
Norbert Janas 20 GK £0 £0
Gergo Lénárt 20 ST £0 £0
Marco Montes 20 M L £0 £0
Marcos Vinícius 19 DM £0 £0
Masiel Marsilli 18 ST £0 £0
Victor Mayard 19 ST £0 £0
Julien M'Pia 21 AM L, ST £0 £0
Volodymyr Mykalo 21 M C £0 £0
Milovan Nikolic 22 D RC, DM £0 £0
Marko Odak 21 D R £0 £0
Daniel Pacheco 23 GK £0 £0
Oliver Rocha 23 ST £0 £0
Baptiste Serpaggi 21 AM L £0 £0
Cédric Sinapi 22 ST £0 £0
Franco Sinches 21 AM RC £0 £0
Simen Standerholen 22 AM RL £0 £0
Maxym Surmiy 20 GK £0 £0
Facundo Vázquez 20 D C £0 £0
Victor Matheus 21 D C £0 £0
Vinícius 19 D C £0 £0
Vitor Hugo 22 AM R, ST £0 £0
Windson 21 D C £0 £0
Denys Aksyonov 18 AM C £0 £0
Ángel 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Ricardo Bahamondes 22 D C £0 £0
Daniel Begines 23 M RC £0 £0
Jerson Bonilla 23 DM £0 £0
Aarón Cervantes 22 D C £0 £0
Kevin Chirivino 23 DM £0 £0
Cícero Bobbio 23 ST £0 £0
Dênis 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Dunguinha 23 AM C £0 £0
Juan Figueroa 23 AM RC £0 £0
Ugo Galtier 21 DM £0 £0
Óscar Sebastián García 22 D C £0 £0
Emil Həsənzadə 23 D (LC), DM, M (LC) £8k £4k