Have you taken on a difficult save in Football Manager 2018 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 FM2018 as well as the free players with the highest potential in FM18. Every player on this page is uncontracted and not at a club in FM 18, so you can buy them for completely free.

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These are the best free players in Football Manager 2018 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
Jérémy Toulalan 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Benoît Trémoulinas 31 D/WB L £0 £0
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro 27 DM, M (C) £8m £8m
Philipp Wollscheid 28 D C £0 £0
Kaká 35 AM LC £0 £0
Mirko Vucinic 33 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Emir Spahic 36 SW, D C £0 £0
Nilmar 32 ST £0 £0
Luís Fabiano 36 ST £0 £0
Wilder Guisao 28 AM (RL), ST (C) £175k £168k
Marat Izmailov 34 AM RC £0 £0
Josué 29 M/AM (C) £604k £580k
Andrea Pirlo 38 DM £0 £0
Ricardo Carvalho 39 D C £0 £0
Guilherme Siqueira 31 D/WB L £0 £0
Danovis Banguero 30 D/WB (L) £180k £178k
Roman Eremenko 33 M/AM (C) £1m £300m
Roberto Trashorras 36 M C £0 £0
Mohamed Sissoko 32 DM £0 £0
Joey Barton 34 DM £0 £0
Didier Zokora 36 DM £0 £0
Luis Saritama 33 AM RC £0 £0
Rodrigo 36 D C £0 £0
Aranha 36 GK £0 £0
Dusan Svento 31 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Fawaz Al-Tomaihi 24 D C £0 £0
Seydou Keita 37 DM £0 £0
Hamit Altintop 34 DM £0 £0
Víctor Ruiz 26 M/AM (RLC) £3m £3m
Carlos Valencia 28 D/WB R £0 £0
Diego Cavalieri 37 GK £147k £242k
Bruno Gama 32 M (RL), AM (RLC) £942k £300m
Anderson 29 AM C £0 £0 £0
Abou Diaby 31 AM C £0 £0
Javi Garrido 32 D/WB L £0 £0
Wendel 35 D L, AM LC £0 £0
Osvaldo 33 AM (RL), ST (C) £898k £300m
Dario Kresic 33 GK £0 £0
Luiz Antônio 29 DM, M (RC) £0 £3m £3m
Samir Nasri 33 M/AM (RLC) £0 £0
Aquivaldo Mosquera 36 D C £0 £0
Dennis Oliech 32 AM R, ST £0 £0
Anderson Lopes 23 ST £6k £688k £353k 01-01-2018
Eduardo Henrique 25 DM, M (C) £0 £2m £625k
Dmytro Ivanisenya 26 DM, M (RC), AM (R) £454k £499k
Túlio de Melo 32 ST £0 £0
Saïd Boutahar 34 AM LC £0 £0
Armando Wila 32 ST £0 £0
Florian Marange 31 D LC £0 £0
Terem Moffi 21 ST (C) £3m £16m
Zeca 26 D (RL) £1m £821k
Cristian Erbes 30 DM, M (C) £0 £2m £3m
Alexander Milosevic 28 D (C) £0 £997k £2m
Santiago Rodas 30 GK £11k £13k
Eder Chaux 28 GK £230k £221k
Federico Nieto 33 ST £0 £0
Sebastián Domínguez 36 D C £0 £0
Iván Alonso 38 ST £0 £0
Marko Basa 34 D C £0 £0
Elkin Soto 36 DM £0 £0
Ceará 37 D/WB R £0 £0
Nikola Djurdjic 34 AM (C), ST (C) £935k £300m
Shay Given 41 GK £0 £0
Cirilo Saucedo 35 GK £0 £0
Luis Martínez 34 GK £0 £0
Luis Delgado 39 GK £2k £1k
David Quiroz 34 AM C £0 £0
Gottardi 31 GK £0 £0
Franck Signorino 35 D/WB L £0 £0
Gustavo Colman 32 M C £0 £0
Jamel Saihi 30 DM £0 £0
Mehrdad Pouladi 33 D (L), DM, AM (L) £1m £1m
Edwin Valencia 32 DM £0 £0
Mame Thiam 27 AM (RL), ST (C) £5m £10m
Edu 35 AM L, ST £0 £0
Marcos González 37 SW, D C £0 £0
Mariano Echeverría 36 D C £0 £0
Javad Nekounam 36 DM £0 £0
Alou Diarra 35 D C, DM £0 £0
Sebastián Leto 30 ST £0 £0
Emmanuel Eboué 34 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Marquinho 34 M/AM (LC) £65k £69k
Razvan Rat 36 D/WB L £0 £0
Jonathan Fabbro 35 AM LC £0 £0
Norberto Araujo 38 D C £0 £0
Luis Checa 33 D RLC £0 £0
Miguel Morales 32 D C, DM £0 £0 £0
Jan Kirchhoff 29 D (C), DM, M (C) £318k £280k
Juan Suescún 26 ST £0 £0
Isaac Arias 26 ST £0 £0
Lukman Haruna 29 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
Dmytro Khomchenovskyi 30 M (RL), AM (RLC) £1m £1m
Grafite 38 ST £0 £0
Benoît Cheyrou 36 DM £0 £0
Joleon Lescott 34 D C £0 £0
Mike Temwanjera 35 ST £0 £0
Leandro Gracián 34 AM C £0 £0
Severo Meza 30 D RC, DM £0 £0
Marc Crosas 29 DM £0 £0
Rod Fanni 38 D (RC) £49k £37k
Wilberto Cosme 32 ST £0 £0
Ventura 29 GK £0 £0
Jacobo 33 AM LC £0 £0
Luis Estacio 40 GK £1k £1k
Boban Nikolov 25 DM, M (RC) £584k £584k
Jan Kuchta 23 AM (RC), ST (C) £677k £979k
Kermit Erasmus 30 AM (LC), ST (C) £377k £707k
Yorleys Mena 29 ST (C) £20k £18k
Antonio Nocerino 32 DM £0 £0
Obina 34 ST £0 £0
Ernesto Farías 37 ST £0 £0
Daniel Ludueña 34 AM LC £0 £0
Jérémie Aliadière 34 ST £0 £0
Jermaine Jones 35 DM £0 £0
Martín Arzuaga 35 ST £0 £0
Anselmo Ramon 32 ST (C) £211k £279k
Kalilou Traoré 29 AM RC £0 £0
Azizbek Xaydarov 31 AM RC £0 £0
Erick Delgado 38 GK £7k £6k
Jonathan Cristaldo 31 ST (C) £0 £2m £2m
Ali Ahamada 28 GK £320k £497k
Yamith Cuesta 28 D C £0 £0
Matheus Carvalho 28 M (L), AM (LC) £176k £174k
Juan Leyton 26 GK £0 £0
Luis Calderón 27 D C £0 £0
Dramane Traoré 35 ST £0 £0
Juan Carlos Núñez 34 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 33 ST £0 £0
Damián Álvarez 38 AM L £0 £0
Marcelo Alatorre 32 D RL £0 £0 £0
César Valoyes 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Luis Marín 34 GK £0 £0
Sébastien Bassong 30 D C £0 £0
Luis Páez 33 AM (RC), ST (C) £19k £17k
Carlos Chávez 32 GK £0 £0
Efraín Viáfara 36 ST £0 £0
Mensur Mujdza 32 D/WB RL £0 £0
Wajdi Bouazzi 31 WB R, AM RL £0 £0
Charles Itandje 34 GK £0 £0
Luis Sierra 32 DM, M (C) £0 £0
John Valencia 35 DM £0 £0
Diego Amaya 31 D RC £0 £0
Felipe Núñez 38 GK £0 £0
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Iyayi Atiemwen 24 M/AM (RLC) £0 £120k £66k
Ruud Boymans 28 ST £0 £0
Marco Tagbajumi 28 AM L, ST £0 £0 £0
Yessy Mena 31 AM (RL), ST (C) £0 £0 £0
Cole Grossman 28 DM, AM C £0 £0
Jefferson Mena 31 D (C) £0 £0 £0
Alonso Acosta 28 D RC £0 £0
Aníbal Zurdo 34 AM R, ST £0 £0
Martín Zapata 37 DM, M RLC £0 £0
Guillermo Marino 36 AM RLC £0 £0
Víctor Zapata 31 AM/F C £0 £0
Arthur Boka 34 D/WB L £0 £0
Kim Jung-Woo 35 DM, AM C £0 £0
Miguel Solís 34 GK £0 £0
Carlos Valdés 32 D C £0 £0
Eisner Loboa 33 M/AM (R) £78k £188k
Jherson Córdoba 32 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
André Luis 23 AM (R), ST (C) £309k £792k
Ali Karimi 26 DM, M (C) £1m £2m
Murtaz Daushvili 31 DM, M (C) £365k £300m
Jairo Palomino 31 D (C), DM, M (C) £13k £17k
Germán Pacheco 29 AM (RLC), ST (C) £60k £62k
Gino Guerrero 27 M (R), AM (RL) £77k £68k
Cristian Rivas 29 D (C) £24k £28k
Josimar Atoche 30 D (C), DM, M (C) £62k £55k
Cédric Mongongu 28 D C £0 £0
Zlatko Tripic 27 M/AM (RL) £1m £1m
Esteban Solari 37 ST £0 £0
Guirane N'Daw 33 DM £0 £0
Adrián Colunga 32 ST £0 £0
Marouane Chamakh 33 ST £0 £0
Duda 36 AM RLC £0 £0
Juan Carlos Ferreyra 33 ST £0 £0
Néicer Reasco 39 D/WB RL £0 £0
Bruno Rodrigo 32 D C £0 £0
Matías Degrá 34 GK £0 £0
Ángel Lafita 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Lomana LuaLua 36 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Tomas Berger 31 AM RL £0 £0
Assis 32 M/AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Joan Oriol 33 D/WB (L) £86k £300m
Maurice Edu 31 D C, DM £0 £0
Marwin Pita 32 AM LC £0 £0
Lionard Pajoy 39 AM (R), ST (C) £3k £300m
Carlos Eduardo 33 M (LC), AM (RLC) £73k £170k
Mario González 33 AM RC £0 £0
Landry N'Guemo 31 DM £0 £0
Felipe Chará 36 DM £0 £0
Nigel Reo-Coker 33 DM £0 £0
Jonathan Ferrari 33 D (C) £301k £300k
Rafael Coelho 32 AM (R), ST (C) £313k £375k
Hilton Murillo 29 M RLC £0 £0
Bréiner Belalcázar 32 DM £0 £0
Ricardo López 35 WB/M L £0 £0
Andrés Orozco 38 D C £0 £0
Kieran Richardson 32 D L, AM LC £0 £0

These are the best free players aged under 23 in Football Manager 2018 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
Rodrigo Valenzuela 16 AM R £0 £0
Nikola Krstic 15 AM R £0 £0
Thabo Gumede 16 M R £0 £0
Sergio Cantú 16 M RL £0 £0
Terem Moffi 21 ST (C) £3m £16m
Jan Attling 16 D/WB L £0 £0
Fernando Dinis 20 D C £0 £0
Demba N'Diaye 15 D LC £0 £0
Hyun-Tae Cho 17 AM C £0 £0
Themba Gumede 16 D LC £0 £0
Novica Gorcic 15 GK £0 £0
Daniel Vannaz 16 AM C £0 £0
Attila Molnár 16 ST £0 £0
Kevin Hödl 16 GK £0 £0
Nkosingiphile Ngobese 16 AM RLC £0 £0
Haryanto Priyanto 16 ST £0 £0
Gwendal Guilloux 14 D RC £0 £0
Georgi Ivanov 16 ST £0 £0
Jesús Rangel 16 D C £0 £0
Dejan Ramadani 16 D L £0 £0
Julian Thuller 16 AM R £0 £0
Strahinja Zuvic 16 D RC £0 £0
Ilija Zerjal 15 AM C £0 £0
Hampus Rosén 16 GK £0 £0
Jens Isaksen 15 D L £0 £0
Jiri Novotny 14 ST £0 £0
Iman Nikbakht 16 GK £0 £0
Marjan Sljivic 16 ST £0 £0
Rodrigo Torres 16 AM L £0 £0
Keagan Qalinge 16 AM R £0 £0
Steve Bukuru 15 D C £0 £0
Vladimir Yordanov 16 GK £0 £0
Kévin Diallo 15 ST £0 £0
Peter Weber 15 D C £0 £0
Nicolás Hernández 22 D (LC) £47k £1m
Dmitriy Sidorenko 16 AM RC £0 £0
Fabian Büchel 16 AM R £0 £0
Yassine Sabir 16 D C £0 £0
Petar Dimitrov 16 GK £0 £0
Jan Vodrazka 15 D RLC £0 £0
Wai Kin Fan 15 AM L £0 £0
Joakim Svensson 16 AM R £0 £0
Dong-Won Oh 17 GK £0 £0
Hjalmar Ekdal 21 D (C), DM £347k £701k
Dong-Gun Song 16 AM L £0 £0
Roelof de Jong 16 AM C £0 £0
Martin Vidovic 16 M R £0 £0
Georgi Ivanov 16 D R £0 £0
Boris Slongo 16 D C £0 £0
Robin de Groot 16 D L £0 £0
Ousseynou Fall 15 D C £0 £0
Per Martinsson 16 M L £0 £0
Alexandr Zolotov 16 AM R £0 £0
Uros Milojevic 16 D C £0 £0
Ronnie Minet 16 ST £0 £0
Vasil Velichkov 16 AM RLC £0 £0
György Pintér 16 D C £0 £0
André Luis 23 AM (R), ST (C) £309k £792k
Branko Ristanovic 16 AM R £0 £0
Orlando Garza 16 D RC £0 £0
Tomas Hanus 15 AM R £0 £0
Nebojsa Smiljanic 16 AM R £0 £0
Renzo Bacchia 21 GK £253k £2m
Aleksandar Nikolov 16 M R £0 £0
Fernando López 16 AM L £0 £0
Alexandr Pisarik 16 GK £0 £0
Ryan Poirier 15 GK £0 £0
David Ramoabi 16 D C £0 £0
Roman Balanovich 17 D R £0 £0
José Alejandro Sosa 16 D R £0 £0
Jéferson 22 DM £0 £0
Ervin Jusufovic 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Samet Ergün 15 D L £0 £0
Kévin Leray 15 ST £0 £0
Martín Delgado 16 AM L £0 £0
Bernard Thibault 15 GK £0 £0
Min-Young Kim 17 AM C £0 £0
Milutin Dimitrijevic 16 D LC £0 £0
Juan Carlos Lillingston 16 D LC £0 £0
Jong-Hyuk Hwang 17 D L £0 £0
Juan Portilla 21 DM, M (RC) £16k £277k
Goran Jovanovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Rostislav Hlavac 15 DM £0 £0
Juan Ignacio Brunet 22 M/AM (C) £45k £337k
Jaroslav Matejka 15 D RL £0 £0
Marcos Rivera 16 D RL £0 £0
Emir Sahiti 21 M (L), AM (LC) £100 £90k £972k 30-06-2018
Lewis Montsma 22 D (RC), WB (R) £173k £2m
Taha Shariati 20 D (C) £20k £212k
Anderson Lopes 23 ST £6k £688k £353k 01-01-2018
Dusan Kohout 15 AM R, ST £0 £0
Jakub Prokopec 15 ST £0 £0
Rene Hruby 15 D LC £0 £0
Jean Patric 23 AM (RLC) £458k £330k
Pablo García 21 AM (RL) £83k £933k
Zoran Pavlovic 16 AM RLC £0 £0
Djordje Milosevic 16 D R £0 £0
Gustavo Silva 16 GK £0 £0
Srdjan Djordjevic 15 AM R £0 £0
Dragan Dzugurdic 16 M LC £0 £0
Víctor Valenzuela 16 AM R £0 £0
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Alex Mkhabela 16 AM C £0 £0
Anssi Leppänen 17 AM R £0 £0
Leonardo López 16 DM £0 £0
Milos Kristof 15 GK £0 £0
Geraldo 23 AM C £0 £0
David Nemec 15 ST £0 £0
Sibongiseni Thidiela 16 AM RL £0 £0
Raúl Ojeda 16 GK £0 £0
Javier Valdés 16 AM R £0 £0
Josef Smejkal 15 D LC £0 £0
Leonid Sokolov 17 D C £0 £0
Jan Dolezal 15 AM R £0 £0
Sasa Lacarak 16 AM C £0 £0
Sava Gajic 15 M L £0 £0
Vanja Kitic 16 M L £0 £0
Papi Shaku 16 D C £0 £0
Patryk Ulatowski 15 D/WB RL £0 £0
Birger Callewaert 15 GK £0 £0
Ivan Ignatov 16 D LC £0 £0
Sasa Maksimovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Marjan Lazic 16 D R £0 £0
Davy van den Berg 20 M (C) £315k £2m
Abdul Irawan 16 AM R, ST £0 £0
Péter Vajda 16 GK £0 £0
Athenkosi Bell 15 D L £0 £0
Martín Ortega 16 D L £0 £0
Jindrich Borovicka 15 D RL £0 £0
Frantisek Buchta 15 D RC £0 £0
Lukas Vencl 15 AM L £0 £0
Jae-Wan Kim 17 M L £0 £0
Johan Ahl 16 AM R £0 £0
Miodrag Ristic 16 D C £0 £0
Ivan Janda 15 ST £0 £0
Cyril Tom 16 AM RC £0 £0
Djordje Popin 16 D RLC £0 £0
Andreas Blomme 16 AM C £0 £0
Sameron Dool 21 AM (RL) £2k £2k
Juan Pablo León 16 GK £0 £0
Radim Mares 15 AM R £0 £0
Dejair 22 DM £0 £0
Amine Bhar 15 D L £0 £0
Diego Garza 16 D RC £0 £0
Saleh Al-Muhaimeed 23 AM R £0 £0
Oskari Ryynänen 16 GK £0 £0
Branko Nikolic 16 D C £0 £0
Maximiliano Centurión 21 D (C) £759k £3m
Joshua Nkoana 16 GK £0 £0
Ljubomir Maksimovic 16 M RC £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 22 D (C) £199k £373k
Mario Valdez 16 AM L £0 £0
Georges Louis 15 ST £0 £0
Alain Robin 14 ST £0 £0
Bongani Mlaba 16 M RL £0 £0
Damir Josic 15 M RL £0 £0
Daniel Sánchez 16 D RL £0 £0
Johnny Khumalo 15 ST £0 £0
Milan Reznicek 15 D LC £0 £0
Alec Ferrell 23 GK £0 £0
Lamine Guèye 14 AM RC £0 £0
Karlo Sánchez 22 GK £0 £0
Peter Caton 16 ST £0 £0
Laurens Janzen 16 ST £0 £0
Lukas Trojan 15 M L £0 £0
Hugo Ribeiro 19 DM £0 £0
Yeison Suárez 23 D/WB (L) £16k £50k
Vitaliy Lisakovich 22 AM (RLC), ST (C) £760 £405k £2m 31-05-2018
Adams Barry 19 D C £0 £0
René Elvedi 16 D C £0 £0
Maxim Zolotov 16 AM C £0 £0
Wai Ho Cheung 15 D L £0 £0
Roberto López 19 M RC £0 £0
Benito 21 M/AM (RL) £377k £1m
Tomás Assennato 22 M/AM (R) £595k £2m
Thomas Gaydu 18 ST £0 £0
Nedeljko Stojisic 22 GK £0 £0
Min-Kyoo Kim 16 D C £0 £0
Peter Hagman 16 GK £0 £0
Gastón Vázquez 18 M C £0 £0
Aleksandar Ivankovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Ivan Mijatovic 16 D C £0 £0
Bartlomiej Jankowski 15 ST £0 £0
Rasmus Håkansson 16 M C, ST £0 £0
Maxim Patsko 17 AM R £0 £0
Gustavo Cortez 22 D/WB/M (L) £108k £216k
Jasmin Kukic 16 D C £0 £0
André Simões 18 ST £0 £0
Petter Halme 16 M L £0 £0
Håkan Frohm 16 D/AM R £0 £0
Cassian Thomas 18 M C £0 £0
Luca Giovanella 18 AM C £0 £0
Ylli Sallahi 23 D/WB L £0 £0
Marc Pelosi 23 AM LC £0 £0
Thuso Mofokeng 16 GK £0 £0
Dmytro Lukanov 22 ST £0 £0
Remie Streete 22 D C £0 £0
Joaquín Zeballos 23 ST (C) £249k £382k
David Faupala 23 ST (C) £0 £0
Jan Kuchta 23 AM (RC), ST (C) £677k £979k