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
Marat Izmailov 34 AM RC £0 £0
Wilder Guisao 28 AM (RL), ST (C) £175k £168k
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
Roman Eremenko 33 M/AM (C) £1m £300m
Roberto Trashorras 36 M C £0 £0
Mohamed Sissoko 32 DM £0 £0
Danovis Banguero 30 D/WB (L) £180k £178k
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
Seydou Keita 37 DM £0 £0
Hamit Altintop 34 DM £0 £0
Fawaz Al-Tomaihi 24 D C £0 £0
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
Víctor Ruiz 26 M/AM (RLC) £3m £3m
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
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
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
Zeca 26 D (RL) £1m £821k
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
Terem Moffi 21 ST (C) £3m £16m
Cristian Erbes 30 DM, M (C) £0 £2m £3m
Alexander Milosevic 28 D (C) £0 £997k £2m
Eder Chaux 28 GK £230k £221k
Santiago Rodas 30 GK £11k £13k
Edwin Valencia 32 DM £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
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
Norberto Araujo 38 D C £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
Luis Checa 33 D RLC £0 £0
Miguel Morales 32 D C, DM £0 £0 £0
Mame Thiam 27 AM (RL), ST (C) £5m £10m
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
Luis Estacio 40 GK £1k £1k
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
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
Kalilou Traoré 29 AM RC £0 £0
Anselmo Ramon 32 ST (C) £211k £279k
Erick Delgado 38 GK £7k £6k
Azizbek Xaydarov 31 AM RC £0 £0
Kermit Erasmus 30 AM (LC), ST (C) £377k £707k
Yorleys Mena 29 ST (C) £20k £18k
Jan Kuchta 23 AM (RC), ST (C) £677k £979k
Boban Nikolov 25 DM, M (RC) £584k £584k
Luis Calderón 27 D C £0 £0
Jonathan Cristaldo 31 ST (C) £0 £2m £2m
Juan Leyton 26 GK £0 £0
Matheus Carvalho 28 M (L), AM (LC) £176k £174k
Ali Ahamada 28 GK £320k £497k
Yamith Cuesta 28 D C £0 £0
Luis Sierra 32 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Felipe Núñez 38 GK £0 £0
John Valencia 35 DM £0 £0
Diego Amaya 31 D RC £0 £0
Charles Itandje 34 GK £0 £0
Dramane Traoré 35 ST £0 £0
Juan Carlos Núñez 34 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 33 ST £0 £0
Wajdi Bouazzi 31 WB R, AM RL £0 £0
Damián Álvarez 38 AM L £0 £0
Mensur Mujdza 32 D/WB RL £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
Kim Jung-Woo 35 DM, AM C £0 £0
Arthur Boka 34 D/WB L £0 £0
Víctor Zapata 31 AM/F C £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
Miguel Solís 34 GK £0 £0
Jherson Córdoba 32 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
Eisner Loboa 33 M/AM (R) £78k £188k
Carlos Valdés 32 D C £0 £0
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
Iyayi Atiemwen 24 M/AM (RLC) £0 £120k £66k
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Murtaz Daushvili 31 DM, M (C) £365k £300m
Jairo Palomino 31 D (C), DM, M (C) £13k £17k
Zlatko Tripic 27 M/AM (RL) £1m £1m
Cédric Mongongu 28 D C £0 £0
Germán Pacheco 29 AM (RLC), ST (C) £60k £62k
Josimar Atoche 30 D (C), DM, M (C) £62k £55k
Cristian Rivas 29 D (C) £24k £28k
Gino Guerrero 27 M (R), AM (RL) £77k £68k
Édgar Dueñas 34 D C £0 £0 £0
Manuel Heredia 34 GK £25k £22k
Hilton Murillo 29 M RLC £0 £0
Óliver Fula 32 D (C) £7k £9k
Alfredo Frausto 34 GK £0 £0
Bréiner Belalcázar 32 DM £0 £0
László Köteles 32 GK £0 £0
Eduardo Martini 38 GK £0 £0
Abraham Stringel 29 D/WB R £0 £0
Ricardo López 35 WB/M L £0 £0
Andrés Orozco 38 D C £0 £0
William España 30 D/WB R £0 £0
Kieran Richardson 32 D L, AM LC £0 £0
Rafael Coelho 32 AM (R), ST (C) £313k £375k
Jonathan Ferrari 33 D (C) £301k £300k
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
Nigel Reo-Coker 33 DM £0 £0
Néicer Reasco 39 D/WB RL £0 £0
Bruno Rodrigo 32 D C £0 £0
Matías Degrá 34 GK £0 £0
Felipe Chará 36 DM £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
Landry N'Guemo 31 DM £0 £0
Assis 32 M/AM (C), ST (C) £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
Themba Gumede 16 D LC £0 £0
Hyun-Tae Cho 17 AM C £0 £0
Novica Gorcic 15 GK £0 £0
Attila Molnár 16 ST £0 £0
Kevin Hödl 16 GK £0 £0
Daniel Vannaz 16 AM C £0 £0
Nkosingiphile Ngobese 16 AM RLC £0 £0
Haryanto Priyanto 16 ST £0 £0
Gwendal Guilloux 14 D RC £0 £0
Dejan Ramadani 16 D L £0 £0
Julian Thuller 16 AM R £0 £0
Jesús Rangel 16 D C £0 £0
Georgi Ivanov 16 ST £0 £0
Ilija Zerjal 15 AM C £0 £0
Strahinja Zuvic 16 D RC £0 £0
Hampus Rosén 16 GK £0 £0
Jens Isaksen 15 D L £0 £0
Rodrigo Torres 16 AM L £0 £0
Steve Bukuru 15 D C £0 £0
Keagan Qalinge 16 AM R £0 £0
Marjan Sljivic 16 ST £0 £0
Jiri Novotny 14 ST £0 £0
Iman Nikbakht 16 GK £0 £0
Vladimir Yordanov 16 GK £0 £0
Fabian Büchel 16 AM R £0 £0
Kévin Diallo 15 ST £0 £0
Dong-Gun Song 16 AM L £0 £0
Peter Weber 15 D C £0 £0
Jan Vodrazka 15 D RLC £0 £0
Dong-Won Oh 17 GK £0 £0
Joakim Svensson 16 AM R £0 £0
Petar Dimitrov 16 GK £0 £0
Yassine Sabir 16 D C £0 £0
Wai Kin Fan 15 AM L £0 £0
Dmitriy Sidorenko 16 AM RC £0 £0
Nicolás Hernández 22 D (LC) £47k £1m
Hjalmar Ekdal 21 D (C), DM £347k £701k
Roelof de Jong 16 AM C £0 £0
Boris Slongo 16 D C £0 £0
Martin Vidovic 16 M R £0 £0
Georgi Ivanov 16 D R £0 £0
Ousseynou Fall 15 D C £0 £0
Robin de Groot 16 D L £0 £0
André Luis 23 AM (R), ST (C) £309k £792k
Ronnie Minet 16 ST £0 £0
Alexandr Zolotov 16 AM R £0 £0
Per Martinsson 16 M L £0 £0
Vasil Velichkov 16 AM RLC £0 £0
Uros Milojevic 16 D C £0 £0
György Pintér 16 D C £0 £0
Renzo Bacchia 21 GK £253k £2m
Orlando Garza 16 D RC £0 £0
Nebojsa Smiljanic 16 AM R £0 £0
Tomas Hanus 15 AM R £0 £0
Branko Ristanovic 16 AM R £0 £0
Ryan Poirier 15 GK £0 £0
Alexandr Pisarik 16 GK £0 £0
Fernando López 16 AM L £0 £0
David Ramoabi 16 D C £0 £0
José Alejandro Sosa 16 D R £0 £0
Roman Balanovich 17 D R £0 £0
Aleksandar Nikolov 16 M R £0 £0
Kévin Leray 15 ST £0 £0
Ervin Jusufovic 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Samet Ergün 15 D L £0 £0
Jéferson 22 DM £0 £0
Martín Delgado 16 AM L £0 £0
Rene Hruby 15 D LC £0 £0
Anderson Lopes 23 ST £6k £688k £353k 01-01-2018
Dusan Kohout 15 AM R, ST £0 £0
Jean Patric 23 AM (RLC) £458k £330k
Jakub Prokopec 15 ST £0 £0
Jaroslav Matejka 15 D RL £0 £0
Juan Ignacio Brunet 22 M/AM (C) £45k £337k
Goran Jovanovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Bernard Thibault 15 GK £0 £0
Jong-Hyuk Hwang 17 D L £0 £0
Marcos Rivera 16 D RL £0 £0
Juan Carlos Lillingston 16 D LC £0 £0
Min-Young Kim 17 AM C £0 £0
Rostislav Hlavac 15 DM £0 £0
Juan Portilla 21 DM, M (RC) £16k £277k
Milutin Dimitrijevic 16 D LC £0 £0
Lewis Montsma 22 D (RC), WB (R) £173k £2m
Emir Sahiti 21 M (L), AM (LC) £100 £90k £972k 30-06-2018
Taha Shariati 20 D (C) £20k £212k
Alex Mkhabela 16 AM C £0 £0
Gustavo Silva 16 GK £0 £0
Srdjan Djordjevic 15 AM R £0 £0
Ismayil Ibrahimli 22 M/AM (C) £242k £1m
Víctor Valenzuela 16 AM R £0 £0
Dragan Dzugurdic 16 M LC £0 £0
Pablo García 21 AM (RL) £83k £933k
Djordje Milosevic 16 D R £0 £0
Zoran Pavlovic 16 AM RLC £0 £0
Sibongiseni Thidiela 16 AM RL £0 £0
Anssi Leppänen 17 AM R £0 £0
Milos Kristof 15 GK £0 £0
Raúl Ojeda 16 GK £0 £0
David Nemec 15 ST £0 £0
Geraldo 23 AM C £0 £0
Leonardo López 16 DM £0 £0
Javier Valdés 16 AM R £0 £0
Jindrich Borovicka 15 D RL £0 £0
Lukas Vencl 15 AM L £0 £0
Frantisek Buchta 15 D RC £0 £0
Athenkosi Bell 15 D L £0 £0
Martín Ortega 16 D L £0 £0
Birger Callewaert 15 GK £0 £0
Davy van den Berg 20 M (C) £315k £2m
Sava Gajic 15 M L £0 £0
Vanja Kitic 16 M L £0 £0
Marjan Lazic 16 D R £0 £0
Papi Shaku 16 D C £0 £0
Sasa Lacarak 16 AM C £0 £0
Jan Dolezal 15 AM R £0 £0
Leonid Sokolov 17 D C £0 £0
Ivan Ignatov 16 D LC £0 £0
Sasa Maksimovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Patryk Ulatowski 15 D/WB RL £0 £0
Josef Smejkal 15 D LC £0 £0
Abdul Irawan 16 AM R, ST £0 £0
Péter Vajda 16 GK £0 £0
Juan Pablo León 16 GK £0 £0
Djordje Popin 16 D RLC £0 £0
Jae-Wan Kim 17 M L £0 £0
Cyril Tom 16 AM RC £0 £0
Miodrag Ristic 16 D C £0 £0
Andreas Blomme 16 AM C £0 £0
Johan Ahl 16 AM R £0 £0
Sameron Dool 21 AM (RL) £2k £2k
Ivan Janda 15 ST £0 £0
Diego Garza 16 D RC £0 £0
Dejair 22 DM £0 £0
Amine Bhar 15 D L £0 £0
Radim Mares 15 AM R £0 £0
Karlo Sánchez 22 GK £0 £0
Milan Reznicek 15 D LC £0 £0
Peter Caton 16 ST £0 £0
Lamine Guèye 14 AM RC £0 £0
Alec Ferrell 23 GK £0 £0
Laurens Janzen 16 ST £0 £0
Lukas Trojan 15 M L £0 £0
Saleh Al-Muhaimeed 23 AM R £0 £0
Oskari Ryynänen 16 GK £0 £0
Joshua Nkoana 16 GK £0 £0
Damir Josic 15 M RL £0 £0
Georges Louis 15 ST £0 £0
Maximiliano Centurión 21 D (C) £759k £3m
Mario Valdez 16 AM L £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 22 D (C) £199k £373k
Daniel Sánchez 16 D RL £0 £0
Alain Robin 14 ST £0 £0
Branko Nikolic 16 D C £0 £0
Ljubomir Maksimovic 16 M RC £0 £0
Bongani Mlaba 16 M RL £0 £0
Johnny Khumalo 15 ST £0 £0
André Simões 18 ST £0 £0
Nedeljko Stojisic 22 GK £0 £0
Petter Halme 16 M L £0 £0
Wai Ho Cheung 15 D L £0 £0
Aleksandar Ivankovic 16 D LC £0 £0
Hugo Ribeiro 19 DM £0 £0
Yeison Suárez 23 D/WB (L) £16k £50k
Jasmin Kukic 16 D C £0 £0
Vitaliy Lisakovich 22 AM (RLC), ST (C) £760 £405k £2m 31-05-2018
Adams Barry 19 D C £0 £0
Håkan Frohm 16 D/AM R £0 £0
Ivan Mijatovic 16 D C £0 £0
Bartlomiej Jankowski 15 ST £0 £0
Rasmus Håkansson 16 M C, ST £0 £0
Gastón Vázquez 18 M C £0 £0
Gustavo Cortez 22 D/WB/M (L) £108k £216k
Maxim Zolotov 16 AM C £0 £0
Peter Hagman 16 GK £0 £0
Roberto López 19 M RC £0 £0
Maxim Patsko 17 AM R £0 £0
Benito 21 M/AM (RL) £377k £1m
René Elvedi 16 D C £0 £0
Tomás Assennato 22 M/AM (R) £595k £2m
Thomas Gaydu 18 ST £0 £0
Min-Kyoo Kim 16 D C £0 £0
Cassian Thomas 18 M C £0 £0
Luca Giovanella 18 AM C £0 £0
Simon Johansson 16 D LC £0 £0
Ameen Bokhari 20 GK £0 £0
Agustín D'Arcangelo 23 AM RL £0 £0
Francisco Nazareno 23 AM C £0 £0
Jaume Grau 23 DM, M (C) £1m £732k
Álister De Jesús 22 AM R, ST £0 £0
Giovanni Smith 16 ST £0 £0
Alan Larrosa 23 M C £0 £0